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Through volunteer effort, we cooperate with organizations in the humanitarian, social, environmental and medical fields to implement projects and conferences at local, national and international levels. ... [according to site editor's information]
Digitalised publications in the field of African Studies that are not avalailable on the bookmarket any more due to limited copies that were originally published. Among them »Barbot's West African Vocabularies« from about 1680 but also J. D. Fage's »A Guide to Original Sources for Precolonial Western Africa Published in European Languages« from 1994. Full-text searching for the electronic-facsimile texts is based on uncorrected OCR (Optical Character Recognition) results. A project of the University of Wisconsin Libraries. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
One of the main sites about the scripture and movement of N'ko, scripture invented by Guinean Solomana Kante in 1949 for the Mande languages. In order to view the site cirrectly, you have to download some special fonts. The site is a little bit chaotic. The following links are of special interest: "Kafa Lu Serede" (an extensiv list of over 100 books in N'ko), "Kanté" (Songs of Souleymane Kanté and other texts in French and English, among others from N'ko researcher Diane Oyler), "Écriture N'ko" and "Contacts" (contacts to representatives all over the world). The author of the site, Diané, is a professor for N'ko at the University of Al-Azhar in Cairo since 2003. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Center for African Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA has a focus on literatures (incl. linguistics), gender, history, environment and development. The Center also belongs to the new Department "African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL)". A further focus is offering resources K-12 teachers and businesses. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Sheng Nation is a collaborative online dictionary of Sheng, an urban Kenyan language based on Swahili and English but also drawing from other languages spoken in Kenya. It also features essays, lyrics and other examples of Sheng usage. [editorial staff ilissAfrica]
This sub-site of the Internet Archive offers access to many e-books and other fulltext documents (often older books that have free copyright / public domain). The site "OpenLibrary" which is mentioned here does not offer exactly the same collection. You will also find many Africa-related books (for example on / in African languages). ... [Redaktion ilissAfrica]
This website offers many free e-books and other fulltexts. Here, you get linked to the result of the search for "Africa" (limited to "only fulltexts"). Of course, you can also search for your own keywords. For Africa, you will find books dating back to the early 19th century. [editors ilissAfrica]