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The Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York

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The Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York holds a wide variety of archives relating to southern Africa, and relate mostly to the period following the Second World War. Zimbabwe and Zambia and certain aspects of South Africa are particularly well represented in the archives, although Botswana, Angola, Mozambique and Namibia are also included in the scope of the holdings.

Notable archives include the archives of Patrick Duncan (anti-apartheid activist) and his father, Sir Patrick Duncan (Governor-General of South Africa), the Capricorn Africa Society, Professor Dennis Brutus (poet and anti-apartheid campaigner, including material on SAN-ROC), Joost de Blank (archbishop of Cape Town), Vivian Oury (director of the Mozambique Company including the port of Beira and Zambezi bridge and railway), copies of diaries and articles of the novelist and poet, Naomi Mitchison, and the papers of Marion, Lady Chesham referring to Tanzanian politics. Recent accessions include the papers of Michael Young on the clandestine peace talks held at Mells Park.

African Research and Documentation 132 – 2017/18, Contents

Article

Hans M. Zell

Publishing in African Languages: a review of the literature

Obituary

Alan Bell. Terry Barringer

Book Review

African, American: From Tarzan to Dreams From My Father – Africa in the US
Imagination, by David Peterson del Mar. Terry Barringer

African Research and Documentation 131 – 2017, Contents

Articles

Jody Butterworth

Saving Archives Through Digitisation: Reflections on Endangered Archives Programme Projects in Africa

Hanna Grayson and Paul Rukesha

Digital Archives in a Changing Rwanda

Tom Cunningham

The Colonial Archive as Material Remains: Reflections on an “Endangered Archives Project”

Samantha L. Scott, Rick Rohde and Timm Hoffman

Repeat Landscape Photography, Historical Ecology and the Wonder of Digital Archives in Southern Africa

Pier Luigi Rossi

Free Access to Scientific Publications for Developing Countries: the Research archive of the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD)

Kelvin Chikonzo

Subaltern Voices/Interests in Contemporary Protest Theatre in Zimbabwe

Book Reviews

African Print Cultures: Newspapers and Their Publics in the Twentieth Century: edited by Derek R. Peterson, Emma Hunter and Stephanie Newell. Marion Wallace.

Shakespeare in Swahililand: Adventures with the Ever-living Poet; by Edward Wilson-Lee and How Shakespeare Became Colonial: Editorial Tradition and the British Empire by Leah S. Marcus. Terry Barringer.


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