INVITATION: Launch of new journal, Africa Bibliography, Research and Documentation, Thurs 1 Dec

Marion Wallace Discussion

Launch of Africa Bibliography, Research and Documentation

With Munyao Kilolo (Ituĩka, Kiswahili Prize) in conversation with Ida Hadjivayanis (SOAS), discussing African language publishing, translation and literature

Chair: Lucy McCann (SCOLMA)

Africa Bibliography, Research and Documentation is the new journal from the International African Institute and SCOLMA (the UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa), published by Cambridge University Press. Please join us for the launch on

Thursday 1 December 2022, 17:30-19:00 GMT

Room RB01, at SOAS, London WC1H 0XG

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Africa Bibliography, Research and Documentation

Table of Contents

Vol. 1, 2022


Terry A. Barringer


Empowering African languages through publishing: whose responsibility?

Munyao Kilolo


Nigerian university presses: a bleak picture

Hans M. Zell 12


The British Library’s collections of African-language publishing

Marion Wallace 31


An overview of the British Library Yorùbá language collections

K´o.lá Túb´o.sún 47


International library standards for low-resource countries: the example of Rwanda

Erica von Flüe 63


Misanthropology: the makers of Siliva the Zulu

Peter Davis 70


A note on the making of Siliva the Zulu

Heather Hughes