Gallica is the virtual library of the National Library of France. Through its African collection you have access to the accounts, photographs etc of travellers to / exploreres of Africa. The virtual library holds 900 text documents (partly whole books in full text), 30 journals, 80 maps, 20 hours auf audio material and 6,500 photographs. In the year 2002, furthermaterial was meant to be added. You have four possibilities of access: free search of the catalogue, browsing via geography, topic and journals.
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The website of Prof. Bolaji Aluko, past chair of Chemical Engineering at Howard University in Washington, DC, and president of the Nigerian Democratic Movement (NDM) serves as a platform to inform and to discuss Nigerian politics. "Originally-written articles, content from popular media outlets, and we give you, our members, the chance to provide your articles too." ... [editors ilissAfrica; according to site editor's information]
This site is a forum for exchanging and sharing views and ideas for lovers and aficionados of African terracotta art. This is an exhibit of any statues seen by you. Any collector willing to send a photograph and a description of his piece, will find his sculpture integrated into our virtual museum. We are a few dozen friends of all ages and professions, from diverse countries and lovers of ancient African pottery. This site was created to familiarize the public with African civilizations, to show the beauty of their statuary and try to help better understand them.Site has sections on the Nok civilization, the Akan group, Sao, Koma, Djenné and Bura (geography, history, culture, technique, aesthetics, galleries) ... [according to site editor's information & editors ilissAfrica]
AHERO is an open access archive of full text documents that focus on the study, practice and governance of higher education in Africa. You have multiple search and browse facilities. As the project was carried out by institutions in South Africa and Uganda, there are clearly more articles for these two countries. [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the African Studies Centre Leiden. You will find a lot of information about their research projects, teaching etc. The ASC library also runs the protal Connecting Africa with many full text documents and a researchers data base. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Center for Research Libraries holds a number of resources (including full text documents) relating to Germany's foreign affairs and colonial operations which are presented here. These primary and secondary sources illuminate the German experience of colonialism.
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ROCARE / ERNWACA promotes the research on education in West and Central Africa. In their Virtual Library you can find many full text documents and bibliographical data. For specific topics and categories see table of contents. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Art & Life in Africa website, hosted by the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA), is a freely accessible educational resource that is the product of the collaborative efforts of more than fifty scholars, technicians, collectors and institutions around the world. The website offers topic essays like "Art from the Ijo Spirit World" by Martha G. Anderson, "Weaving in Southern Nigeria", by Lisa Aronson, "Yoruba Gelede Masquerade" by Henry J. Drewal or "Nature, Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso" by Christopher D. Roy.It has chapters on everyday endeavor, key moments in life, divination, and death for example. Art and field photographs and videos are further useful resources. Finally, a large bibliography and introductory information about countries and ethnic groups are offered. The focus is on West Africa, however, countries in Southern and Eastern Africa are covered as well. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage library of the African Studies Centre - Leiden which offers very extensive resources in the field of African Studies (see table of contents). The webdossiers are worth mentioning, offering an introduction into different topics including a bibliography and further links to the topic. [editors ilissAfrica]