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Extract from ‘The Journey’: Responses to the archive

This sequence of texts was written in response to various photographs of Nigeria made between 1920 and 1929 that form part of the Colonial Office photographic collection

Maaza Mengiste: ‘We are now catching up with the past’

As war drums beat again in Ethiopia, author Maaza Mengiste finds new language to memorialise the Second Italo-Ethiopian War

Omar Badsha: Recording the roles of the ordinary

Saho’s Omar Badsha believes in the power of people telling their own stories, but more funding to support this practice is crucial

Meet the founder of Accra’s one-woman library

Sylvia Arthur founded the Library for Africa and the African Diaspora to house her collection and share it with other readers

Reproducing Festac ’77: A secret among a family of millions

An interview with Chimurenga founder Ntone Edjabe about his latest project

Mandela archive as a living system

The existing Mandela biographies don't tell the whole story

Department fails to protect archives and democracy

The archival system is in trouble. To think that we can have a well-ordered land reform process is unrealistic.

How to keep SA’s literary treasures in the country

If public institutions are to be trusted, they have to fight to defend their holdings, but preserving our literary archives is complicated.

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