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Africa Bibliography 1985–2012

  • Stephanie Kitchen
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The Africa Bibliography has been published by the International African Institute (IAI) as a print volume since 1985. The first editor was Hector Blackhurst, a social anthropologist turned academic librarian at the University of Manchester. In the inaugural volume, Jacob F. Ade Ajayi, the then Chairman of the International African Institute wrote that ‘Greater technical experience will, it is hoped, facilitate typographical improvements'.1 A second concern of the Bibliography, as expressed by Ajayi, was to monitor and record material produced in Africa ‘that does not always circulate widely and might otherwise escape notice’.2

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1 Ajayi, J.F. Ade (1985) ‘Foreword’, Africa Bibliography 1984, p. x.

2 Ibid, p. x.

3 Allen, C.H. (1993) ‘Africanist Bibliography’, Africa Bibliography 1991, p. vi.

4 Limb, P. (2005) ‘African studies bibliography: a state-of-the-art review’, Africa Bibliography 2005, p. xiii.

5 Ibid, p. xiv.

6 http://www.ajol.info/; see Murray, S. (2009) ‘Moving Africa away from the global knowledge periphery: a case study of AJOL’, Africa Bibliography 2008.

7 www.africanbookscollective.com; see Jay, M. (1995) ‘African Books Collective. Its Contribution to African Publishing’, Africa Bibliography 1994.

8 The historian, teacher and administrator was Joint Honorary Director of the IAI (with Ioan Lewis) from 1981–82 and Chairman of the IAI's Publications Committee from 1979 to 1982. For further details see Ajayi, J.F. Ade and Horton, R. (1989) ‘Michael Crowder, 1934–88’, Africa 59 (1): 110–18.

9 Crowder, M. (1986) ‘The Book Crisis: Africa's Other Famine’, Africa Bibliography 1985, p. xvi

10 Ibid, p. xvii.

11 Irele, A. (1988) ‘The Book Publishing Industry in Nigeria. Problems and Prospects’, Africa Bibliography 1987, p. vii.

12 Chakava, H. (1989) ‘Publishing in Kenya’, Africa Bibliography 1988.

13 Chachage, C.S.L. (1991) ‘Publishing in Tanzania’, Africa Bibliography 1990.

14 Limb, P. (2005) ‘African studies bibliography: a state-of-the-art review’, Africa Bibliography 2005.

15 McIlwaine, J. (2001) ‘Plus ça change: four decades of African studies bibliography’, Africa Bibliography 1999; (2007) ‘The three ages of African studies refrence works’, Africa Bibliography 2006.

16 Panofsky, H. (1995) ‘Africana at Northwestern University’, Africa Bibliography 1995.

17 Evans, E.J.A. (1996) ‘The Ghana Library Services’, Africa Bibliography 1995, p. xxvi.

18 Mcharazo, A. (2008) ‘Serving the bibliography needs of scholars in Tanzania: a study of the Tanzania Library Services Board’, Africa Bibliography 2007.

19 de Roy, O. Coeur (1996) ‘New Information Technologies: networks available or planned’, Africa Bibliography 1995, p. xvii.

20 Reboussin, D.A. (2010) ‘Information Literary: 21st Century Library Research Methods for African Studies’, Africa Bibliography 2010.

21 Mytton, G. (1997) ‘40 Years of Broadcasting from London in African Languages’, Africa Bibliography 1996.

22 See Gunner, L., Ligaga, D., and Moyo, D. (eds) (2012) Radio in Africa: Publics, cultures, communities. Johannesburg: Wits University Press; Englund, H. (2011) Human Rights and African Airwaves: mediating equality on the Chichewa radio. Bloomington: Indiana University Press; Potter, S. J. (2012) Broadcasting Empire: the BBC and the British World, 1922–1970. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

23 Barber, K. and de Moraes Farias, P.F. (2002) ‘An archive of Yorùbá religious ephemera’, Africa Bibliography 2000.

24 Furniss, G. (2000) ‘Documenting Kano ‘Market’ Literature’, Africa Bibliography 1998.

* Chair of the Publications Committee, International African Institute, London.

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