African Research and Documentation 125 – 2015 ( forthcoming) Contents

African Trajectories: Travel and the Archives: papers from the 2014 Scolma Conference

Noo Saro-Wiwa

Endless Possibilities: Why Africa keeps travel writing alive

Gerald Brisch

 Tackling Africa: the resourceful Mrs J. Theodore Bent

 Maria Sienkiewicz and Billy Frank

 An Eagle Eye: Africa in the 20th Century as viewed through the archives of Barclays Bank

Oliver Coates

The Particular and the Work of Retrospection in Isaac Fadoyebo’s  A Stroke of Unbelievable Luck

 Rebecca Jones

Nigeria is my Playground: Pelu Awofeso’s Nigerian travel writing

Caitlin Pearson

 How to Blog about Africa: travel writing in the digital age



 Hans Muller and Jos Damen

Wikipedia for Africanists

 David Clover

Preserving and Protecting Press Freedom – Insights from the archive of the Commonwealth Journalists’ Association

Gwil Colenso

A Case of Painstaking Planning and Preparation: the reception of the 1907 deputation of Basuto Chiefs in Britain

 Conference Report

 Birgitte Jansen

SCECSAL XXI – a brief summary

 Book Reviews

  • Access to Information in Africa: Law, Culture and Practice, edited by Fatima Diallo and Richard Calland. Ian Cooke
  • Routledge Handbook of African Politics, edited by Nic Cheeseman, David M. Anderson, and Andrea Scheibler Ian Cooke
  • Repertoires and Choices in African Languages, by F. Lüpke and A. Storche.Patricia S. Kunz
  • Une Histoire Inconnue de l’Afrique Centrale, 1895-99, by Pierre Prins, edited by Viviane Prins-Jorge and Yves Boulvert. Marguerite Garling
  • South African performance and archives of memory, by Yvette Hutchison Regina Lee Roberts
  • The Long Garden Master in the Gold Coast: Life and Times of a Colonial Agricultural Officer in the Gold Coast, 1929-1947 by Charles, Marjorie and Sylvia Lynn. Dan Gilfoyle
  • The Changing Scenes of Life: from the Colonial Service to the European Service, by Keith Arrowsmith Terry Barringer
  • Europeans in British Administered East Africa: A Biographical Listing 1888–1910, by Stephen North Terry Barringer
  • Leopard, by Desmond Morris Terry Barringer



Mandy Banton                           
Obscured if not hidden: records relating to Africa in the National Archives of the UK (TNA)
Marlene C.A. Van Dorn 
A Half century of abstracting at the African Studies Centre, Leiden
Mathias Alubabi Fubah        
The Thomas Hardie Dalrymple Grassfields Photographs Collection 1937–42 (Royal Commonwealth Society Collections, University of Cambridge Library)
Raphaël Thierry   
De l’edition camerounaise au marche international du livre


  • Archives Afrique Europe. Besoins? Collaborations? Avenirs? La République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), le Rwanda, le Burundi et la Belgique: actes du colloque international organise par les Archives générales du Royaume et le Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale (15-17/12/2010)  John Mcilwaine
  •  Last man in: the end of Empire in Northern Nigeria, by John Hare  John Pinfold
  •  Brief Authority: a memoir of colonial administration in Tanganyika; by Charles, edited by Innes Meek  John Pinfold
  • Aspects of Empire: a new Corona anthology; edited by Anthony Kirk-Greene     Lucy McCann
  •  Life is a Thriller: investigating African crime fiction: selected papers from the 9th International Janheinz Jahn Symposium, Mainz 2008, edited by Anja Oed and Christine Matzke, Köln: Rüdiger Köppe     Terry Barringer
  •  Making Heritage, Making Peace: history, identity and memory in contemporary Kenya, by Annie E. Coombes, Lotte Hughes and Karega-Munene  Terry Barringer
  •  Egyptomania, by Bob Brier   Terry Barringer
  • Shakespeare in and out of Africa (African Theatre 12), edited by Jane Plastow   Terry Barringer