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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Suitcases, roads, and archives: writing the history of Africa after 1960
Editor:White, LuiseISNI
Periodical:History in Africa (ISSN 1558-2744)
Geographic terms:Africa
historical sources
oral history
External link:https://doi.org/10.1017/hia.2015.9
Abstract:This section of 'History in Africa' contains articles based on a roundtable held at the African Studies Association annual meeting in 2014. The roundtable was entitled 'Fragments, fictions, and the oral: writing the history of Africa after 1960' and asked how historians can research and write the history of Africa after 1960, exploring the kinds of sources that lie beyond the archive and published works. Articles in this section: Suitcases and the poetics of oddities: writing history from disorderly archives (Florence Bernault); Experience as evidence in Africanist historiography (Gregory Mann); Elusive history: fractured archives, politicized orality, and sensing the postcolonial past (Moses E. Ochonu); Fractures and fragments: finding postcolonial histories of Guinea in local archives (John Straussberger); Hodgepodge historiography: documents, itineraries, and the absence of archives (Luise White). Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [ASC Leiden abstract]