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Homepage of the Research Institute of Swahili Studies of Eastern Africa founded in 2007 in Mombasa, Kenya. You will find information about the institute and the studies there (Swahili Language and Cultre, Dressmaking and Embroidery, Wood and Woodcarving Department) as well as a first newsletter of Apr-Jun 2010 (in English and Swahili). There is also a conference website which is not linked yet to the RISSEA site: http://www.risseascientificconference.org. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Site is also commercial (sells African textiles), but at the same time, it provides you with extensive information on African textiles, there history, production, origin, way of wearing, use etc. The site includeds many ancient photographs. As the site is very chaotical concerning the linking between the different pages and hence you will not find everything at first glance, please consider the tips and direct links in the summary. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Accompanying site to the exhibition "Mode in Afrika" ("Fashion in Africa") by Ms. Luttmann, with photos, programs, cities, in which the exhibition took/will take place, media feedback and information about the director of the exhibition. See also the book: Luttmann, Ilsemargret (Hrsg.) ; Albers, Malinde, 2005: Mode in Afrika : Mode als Mittel der Selbstinszenierung und Ausdruck der Moderne ; Katalog zur Ausstellung, Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg: September - Oktober 2005. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The library of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, which offers many documents as full text documents, is one of the biggest scientific libraries with focus on German and international trade unions (history and present day), politics, parties, contemporary and social history.
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