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  Volume 38, 2011

Table of Contents

Editors’ Introduction

Literacy’s Feedback on Historical Analysis Revisited: Papers in Honor of David Henige

pp. 1-6

Making History in Africa: David Henige and the Quest for Method in African History

pp. 7-20

Literacy, Feedback, and the Imagination of History

Colonialism from the Middle: African Clerks as Historical Actors and Discursive Subjects

pp. 21-33

Literacy and the Decolonization of Africa’s Intellectual History

pp. 35-46

Fieldwork, Orality, Text: Ethnographic and Historical Fields of Knowledge in Colonial and Postcolonial Gabon

pp. 47-77

“Watch the Waves of the Sea”: Literacy, Feedback, and the European Encounter in Elmina

pp. 79-101

The Intimacy of Belonging: Literacy and the Experience of Sunjata in Mali

pp. 103-122

Doubting Modernity for Madagascar’s Cactus Pastoralists

pp. 123-151

Nana Asma’u’s Instruction and Poetry for Present-day American Muslimahs

pp. 153-168

Local Knowledge: An Akuapem Twi History of Asante

pp. 169-192

Remembering Korle Bu Hospital: Biomedical Heritage and Colonial Nostalgia in the Golden Jubilee Souvenir

pp. 193-226

Some Implications of Literacy in Uganda

pp. 227-255

“Doorway to Success?”: Reconstructing African Careers in European Business from Company House Magazines and Oral History Interviews

pp. 257-294

The Effect of Alex Haley’s Roots on How Gambians Remember the Atlantic Slave Trade

pp. 295-318

The Making of an Archive

Backstory, Biography, and the Life of the James Stuart Archive

pp. 319-341

Ndukwana kaMbengwana as an Interlocutor on the History of the Zulu Kingdom, 1897–1903

pp. 343-368

From the Madrasah to the Museum: The Social Life of the “Kietaabs” of Cape Town

pp. 369-399

History for Timbuktu: Aḥmad Bul‘arāf, Archives, and the Place of the Past

pp. 401-416


Style Guide for History in Africa

pp. 417-424

Research Areas


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