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Digitization, History, and the Making of a Postcolonial Archive of Southern African Liberation Struggles: The Aluka Project

From: Africa Today
Volume 52, Number 2, Winter 2005
pp. 55-77 | 10.1353/at.2006.0009


This paper describes the history of an initiative to digitize a postcolonial archive on the struggle for freedom in Southern Africa. The authors outline the intellectual architecture of the project and the complex epistemological, political, and technical challenges that they confronted in their endeavor to construct a digital archive that might help reorient scholarly debates on the struggle for liberation.