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African Words, African Voices: Critical Practices in Oral History Luise White

African Words, African Voices: Critical Practices in Oral History

Luise White

Published December 1st 2001
ISBN : 9780253214683
Paperback
336 pages
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Until the advent of African independence, Africans were not considered fitting subjects for historical research and their words, voices, and experiences were largely absent from the continents history.In 13 lively and provocative essays focusing onMoreUntil the advent of African independence, Africans were not considered fitting subjects for historical research and their words, voices, and experiences were largely absent from the continents history.In 13 lively and provocative essays focusing on all areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, oral sources are seen as a way to restore African expression to African history. African Words, African Voices evokes the richness and relevance of oral sources for understanding a complex past for readers at all levels.Contributors include E. J. Alagoa, David William Cohen, Laura Fair, Babacar Fall, Tamara Giles-Vernick, Isabel Hofmeyr, Abdullahi A. Ibrahim, Corinne A. Kratz, Stephan F. Miescher, Bethwell Allan Ogot, Megan Vaughan, Luise White, and Kwesi Yankah.