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“Word of Mouth” provides information on the significance of orality in African countries. The internet project thus aims to build bridges between societies shaped by oral traditions and the predominantly text-based global knowledge society. In addition, “Word of Mouth” presents information on German activities in the field of orality, thus facilitating intercultural exchange. ... [according to site editor's information]
African Oral Narratives is a free, open access digital library containing 6 collections of oral and life histories, folklore, and songs from Ethiopia, Ghana, and South Africa. These audio and video resources capture the voices and experiences of ordinary men and women. In more than a half dozen African languages, these materials can be used for conducting historical research and to learn about many African cultures and languages. ... [according to site editor's information]
This website was created by Tim Spalding, the inventor of LibraryThing. It offers a broad collection of links to online resources on Soundiata Keita, Mansa Musa, the Kingdom of Mali and other historical data from this region. You will further find some material on the controversy around this topic, as well as some material for teachers.
The Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris presents several videos with interviews with the French researcher Marc-Henri Piault (CNRS, EHESS), a specialist of West Africa. The interviews focus on sociologie, political sciences, arts, urbanity and architecture. Also see table of contents. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Ulwazi programme strives to preserve and disseminate indigenous knowledge of local communities in the greater Durban area. It creates a collaborative online database of local indigenous knowledge as part of the Public Library’s digital resources, relying on community participation for delivering content and posting the content on the Web. Existing library infrastructure in the eThekwini Municipal area, comprising 89 public libraries of which most have Internet access, is used to carry the programme to local communities. Community workers collect oral and visual material while members from the community are taught at their local library how to add local content to the website. People of all social and age groups are employed to steer the programme at ground level while volunteer contributions to the database is encouraged. ... [according to site editor's information]