An A-Z of African Studies on the Internet 

Part T-Z4 

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by Peter Limb 


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Waberi, Abdourahman A.[African writer from Djibouti), Site focuses on his literary work. Includes: Biographie; Bibliographie; Actualités; Textes; Djibouti; Iconographie; Liens; Poésie; Traductions; CV; Revue de presse. Translations into English, Somali, Spanish, German. http://waberi.free.fr/

WANANET Mailing-list see TANZANET 
 
 

Water -- Africa.

 

Papers from The Symposium on Science in Africa: Emerging Water Management Issues, February 17, 1998, Philadelphia http://www.aaas.org/international/ssa/ewmi/
 
 

Water--South Africa

 

 

Department of Water Affairs and Fore http://www-dwaf.pwv.gov.za/idwafstry

Institute for Water Research Rhodes University http://www.ru.ac.za/departments/iwr

 

Wazobia News Online is a Nigerian news service http://www.ghotek.com/wazobia/Wazobia.html

Weekly Mail see Mail & Guardian 

 

Weekly Review (Online). -- Nairobi: Weekly Review. Excerpts from current weekly issue only 
http://www.africaonline.co.ke/AfricaOnline/review.html
 

West Africa--Archives--Digital Projects

 

African Digital Library -- West African resources Collaborative International Project of Michigan State University-Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire-West African Research Center, Dakar http://www.AfricanDL.org
 
 

West Africa--History

 

Eugène Mage au Soudan (1863-1866) Includes: Eugène Mage et Louis Quintin L'Afrique occidentale au XIXe siècle, dessinée par Mage Notes sur l'édition de ce récit de voyage Relation d'un voyage d'exploration au Soudan (1863-1866) Illustrations, réalisées d'après les croquis de Mage Bibliographie : E. Mage "Relation d'un voyage d'exploration au Soudan (1863-1866)" Revue Maritime et Coloniale, 1867, XX (mai), p. 26-88.http://palissy.humana.univ-nantes.fr/CETE/TXT/MAGE/TXT/M.001.html

 

West Africa--History--Bibliography http://www.pulaaku.net/defte/index.html
 

West Africa--Information services 

 

Institut Panos Afrique de l'Ouest
Extensive news and information on West Africa: Actumédia; L'actualités des médias africains; Panos Infos; Articles de nos correspondants; Média@ctions; Bulletin trimestriel sur l'info et la communication; MédiActu Bulletin sur les initiatives médiatiques et les NTIC BDP Online La banque de programmes radio en ligne; Publication; Répertoires; Médias d'Afrique; Législations; Organisations professionnelles. http://www.panos.sn/default.asp

IRIN-WA (The Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa), a unit of the UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs, designed to promote information exchange within the humanitarian community in West Africa. IRIN-West Africa produces daily and weekly reports in English and French of relevant information within the humanitarian community: national authorities, donors, NGOs, UN agencies,regional institutions, academia and the media. http://www.reliefweb.int/IRIN/wa/wafp.phtml 
subscribe by e-mail to irin-wa@AfricaOnline.co.ci
 

West Africa--Languages

 

Hair, P. E. H. (Paul Edward Hedley), Editor Barbot's West African vocabularies of ca. 1680 [Liverpool, England]: Centre of African Studies, University of Liverpool, 1992 http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Africana.Hair01

 

West Africa Review
e-journal devoted to the promotion of research and scholarship of  importance to the global African community and friends of Africa, published by Africa Resource Center http://www.africaresource.com/index.htm http://www.westafricareview.com/war/


West African Arabic Manuscript Database (General Editor: C.C. Stewart Editor: Bruce Stewart Hall) "bi-lingual finding aid for, currently, over 20,000 Arabic manuscripts from West Africa. The six collections in the database map across the breadth of the West African Sahel and thus provide a representative cross-section of nineteenth-century literary activity in that region. Those collections are: "Boutilimit" records (2054 manuscripts from a private collection in Boutilimit, Mauritania) "Nouakchott" records ( 3134 manuscripts in the Institut Mauritanien de Recherche Scientifique, Nouakchott, Mauritania) "Segou" records (3137 manuscripts confiscated in Segou at the time of French occupation, now at the Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris) "Timbuctu" records (5640 manuscripts from the Centre de Documentation et de Recherches Historiques Ahmad Baba (CEDRAB), Timbuctu, Mali) "Niamey" records (2551 manuscripts at the Institut de Recherche en Sciences Humaines, Niamey, Niger) "Kano" records (4208 manuscripts from Northern Nigeria at the Africana Library, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois)" www.arabic.uiuc.edu
 

 

Western Sahara 


Western Sahara-Links http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indiv/area/Africa/WSahara.htmlhttp://www.arso.org//
 

Western Sahara--News 

 

L'Echo du Polisario

Publication officielle du Front POLISARIO, Editée par la Représentation du Front POLISARIO en France http://www.arso.org//echopo.htm

White, Luise, Speaking with Vampires: Rumor and History in Colonial Africa (Studies on the History of Society and Culture, 37) U. California Press, 2000, full-text:
http://www-ucpress.berkeley.edu:3030/dynaweb/public/books/africa/white
 
 

Widows--Nigeria, Eastern

WIDOWHOOD AMONG THE IGBO OF EASTERN NIGERIA by Chima Jacob KORIEH Thesis submitted for the Degree of Master of Philosophy in History University of Bergen, Norway Bergen Spring 1996. Full-text. http://www.ub.uib.no/elpub/1996/h/506001/korieh/chima.html

 

Wired for Information: Putting the Internet to Good Use in Africa (The Project for Information Access and Connectivity)  http://www.piac.org/wired/indexnoframes.html
 

Wolpe, Harold (South African sociologist and anti-apartheid activist)

 

Harold Wolpe Forum: The aim of the Forum is to promote debate on crucial issues facing South Africa. This site provides info about Harold Wolpe and the monthly meetings held in Cape Town. There is also an appreciation of Harold Wolpe and his work by Dan O'Meara http://www.uct.ac.za/misc/wolpe

 

Women - Africa

 


African Gender Institute (Cape Town) http://web.uct.ac.za/org/agi/

"African Women" (part of Karen Fung's excellent Africa South of the Sahara mega-links) http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/women.html

AfricaBib.Org  (Bibliography) includes two very useful online bibliographic databases: African Women's Bibliographic, and Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa 1763-2006: A Comprehensive English Language Bibliographic Database.   http://WWW.AfricaBib.Org


"Africa's Women/Africa's Women Journalists: Critical Perspectives on Internet Initiatives" by Melinda B. Robins full-text paper to Spring 2000 SERSAS Meeting Western Carolina University 14-15 April 2000 http://www.ecu.edu/african/sersas/Robins400.html


afrol Women
African gender news/country gender profiles http://www.afrol.com/categories/gender_women


AFWOSHO is a discussion group of the Association of African Women Scholars for African women scholars. AFWOSCHO@LISTSERV.IUPUI.EDU

 
Association of African Women Scholars  hundreds of important links to Africa/African Studies (literature, in particular) and African women/Women's Studies. 
http://www.iupui.edu/~aaws/



Famafrique :  "un espace de communication et d'information pour les femmes d'Afrique francophone qui agissent pour la promotion d'un développement durable." http://www.famafrique.org/


"The Ignored Cost of Adjustment: Women under SAPs in Africa: A Development GAP Discussion Paper prepared for the Fourth United Nations Conference on Women" By Lisa McGow. August, 1995. http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/30/037.html

The Internet and Women's Democratic Organizing project seeks to facilitate women's social and political activism and regional networking through Internet technologies.

WIDNET
(Women In Development NETwork: statistics on population, health, education, labor, ... http://www.focusintl.com/statr1a.htm

Women (UN) http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/women/

Women--Africa--Bibliography

 

AfricaBib.Org  (Bibliography)  http://WWW.AfricaBib.Org

Women and war--Africa

 

"Women in the Aftermath of War and Armed Conflict." Africa: Women in Post-War Reconstruction  Report of a Johannesburg conference July 1999 http://www.africapolicy.org/docs99/aft9909.htm

Women--Burkina Faso

 

Burkina Faso Women's Organisations [list] http://www.distel.ca/womlist/countries/burkinafaso.html

Women--Cameroon

 

Women of the Grasslands by Phyllis Kaberry (1952) the full text of  book on women of the Cameroons http://www.era.anthropology.ac.uk/Kaberry/Kaberry_text/

Women educationalists--Africa

 

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)

Women entrepreneurs--Nigeria

 

Olayemi Akinwumi "Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria: Notes on the Yoruba 'Alajapa' and 'Alarobo'." Africa Update, 7 (3) (2000)

Women entrepreneurs--Uganda

 

Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association (UWEAL)
 

Women in Africa and Africa Diaspora (WAAD) Conference, October 8-17, 2000 Antananarivo & Tamatave, Madagascar. Theme: Facing the New Millennium: Gender in Africa and the African Diaspora--Retrospection and Prospects 
http://www.iupui.edu/~aaws/
(click on "Action Alert" or "WAAD Conference")


Women--Journals 

 

Agenda South African feminist journal (includes selected full-text articles). Agenda was formed in 1987. Articles are peer reviewed. http://www.agenda.org.za/

Sister Namibia a journal on sexism and gender. Basic detaisl only. http://www.hrdc.unam.na/na_sister.htm
 
 

Women--Kenya 

 

Women--Kenya--Mombassa --Biography

THREE SWAHILI WOMEN: LIFE HISTORIES FROM MOMBASA,KENYA by Sarah Mirza & Margaret Strobel (Indiana University Press 1989) for subscribers only: http://www.netlibrary.com/SUMMARY.ASP?EV=885962&ID=662&advquery=africa

Women--Nigeria

 

Olayemi Akinwumi "Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria: Notes on the Yoruba 'Alajapa' and 'Alarobo'." Africa Update, 7 (3) (2000) http://www.ccsu.edu/afstudy/upd7-3.htm

Women of the Grasslands by Phyllis Kaberry (1952) the full text of  book on women of the Cameroons http://www.era.anthropology.ac.uk/Kaberry/Kaberry_text/
 
 

Women--Senegal

 

Marshall, Kirsten (Program Coordinator, The African Arts Network in Seattle, Washington). Changing Roles for Women in Senegal. full-text conference paper to SERSAS, East Carolina University, 13 October 2001.

Women--South Africa 

 

[African National Congress. Historical documents on Women in South Africa]

Women's Charter FSAW aims adopted at founding, 17 April 1954 


Women Known to have Attended Founding Conference of FSAW
 


'What Women Want'
-Demands by FSAW for Freedom Charter, 1955 


Petition Presented to Prime Minister
Pretoria 9 Aug 1956 

Petition Presented to Prime Minister
(copy of original petition form) 


"Repeal the Pass Laws..."
Flyer by FSAW & ANCWL, 13 June 1957 


Effects of Apartheid on the Status of Women in South Africa, 1980
. Extracts from paper by UN Secretariat for the World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women, Copenhagen, July 1980 


The Role of Woment in the Struggle against Apartheid, 1980
. Extracts from paper by UN Secretariat for Conference Decade for Women,  1980 


Speech by Oliver Tambo at the Opening Session of the First Conference of the ANC Women's Section
, Luanda, September 10, 1981 

'Now you have Touched the Women' - African Women's Resistance to the Pass Laws in South Africa 1950-1960, by Elizabeth Schmidt, 1983 


Women in Apartheid Society
- by Fatima Meer, April 1985 


Malibongwe Conference - Programme of Action
, Amsterdam Jan 1990 


For their Triumphs and for their Tears
- Women in Apartheid South Africa, FULL-TEXT book by Hilda Bernstein (IDAF)

 

African National Congress Women's League ANC Women\'s League http://www.anc.org.za/wl/

 

Agenda South African feminist journal http://www.oneworld.org/agenda

Commission on Gender Equality http://www.cge.org.za/

Ilitha Labantu (community based organisation focusing on violence against women and children) http://www.ilithalabantu.org.za/

 

IMBOKODO WOMENS PROJECT August 9 1956 Womens March on Union Buildings, Pretoria. "Participants were interviewed: * Interview with Dorothy Masenya * Interview with Caroline Motsoaledi * Interview with Magdalene Matshadi Tsoane and Rahaba Mahlakedi Moeketsi" http://www.sahistory.org.za/pages/sources/sourcesINTERVIEWS.htm


Institute for Women's and Gender Studies of the University of Pretoria
http://www.up.ac.za/academic/gender/


Womensnet
in South Africa. A grouping of NGO's and interested people, with the support of the Commission for Gender Equality, who are creating women's networking in South Africa online. http://womensnet.org.za


Women--South Africa--Journals

 

Agenda South African feminist journal (includes selected full-text articles). Agenda was formed in 1987. Articles are peer reviewed. http://www.agenda.org.za/

 

Women--Togo

 


L'Association Togolaise pour la Promotion de l'Homme (ATPH) 'est une organisation non gouvernementale basée à Keve dans le sud ouest du Togo. Elle a pour objectif : la mobilisation et la valorisation des ressources humaines locales. Elle a pour domaine d'activité l'épargne et le credit, la sante communautaire, la promotion de la femme, l'agriculture, l'elevage,la communication et la protection de l'environnement' atph@cafe.tg
 

Women--Uganda

 

Makerere University, Department of Women and Gender Studies http://www.makerere.ac.ug/womenstudies/

 

 


Women writers, African


 
 (Reproduced by kind permission of Dr. Jean-Marie Volet)

[Femmes écrivains et les littératures africaines]. Francophone African literature women writers: background information, consult authors by countries, look at a few unpublished texts or glance at the many interviews published (in French) by the magazine Amina
http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/AFLIT/FEMEChome.html
or in English 
http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/AFLIT/FEMEChomeEN.html#english
 
 

Women writers, African, Lusophone

 

A Bibliography on African Lusophone Women Writers 
http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/AFLIT/FEMECalireLU.html

Women Writers, African

 

Association of African Women Scholars site has hundreds of important links to Africa/African Studies (literature, in particular) and African women/Women's Studies. 
http://www.iupui.edu/~aaws/

Women--Zambia

 

The Fractured Community : Landscapes of Power and Gender in Rural Zambia by Kate Crehan University of California Press, 1997)  [FULL-TEXT] http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft0779n6dt/

Zambia Alliance for Women: www.zaw.org.zm


 

WONDERS OF THE AFRICAN WORLD (TV series, 1999) hosted by Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. http://www.pbs.org/wonders/

 

The World Bank in Africa http://www.worldbank.org/afr/

 

Woyaa: WoYaa! Africa Search engine and Website Directory. "Your window to Africa on the Internet" http://www.woyaa.com/
 

 

 

X
 

Xenophobia--Southern Africa

 

Southern African Migration Project

http://www.queensu.ca/samp

Xhosa (African people) -- Christianity

 

Christianity in Africa South of the Sahara 19th Century Xhosa Christianity brief historical notes.

 


Xhosa (African people) -- Culture

 

KAFFIR (Xhosa) FOLK-LORE: BY Georg McCall Theal [1886] full-text

 

South African voices By Nongenile Masithathu Zenani, Ndumiso Bhotomane, Harold Scheub b Published 2006 UW-Madison Libraries. FULL-TEXT BOOK http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN1893311708&

 

 


Xhosa Language

 

Xhosa Language -- very brief introduction with sound

 Xhosa on the Web! This program will allow you to enter a simple English or Xhosa sentence and get a Xhosa or English translation. by Martha R. O'Kennon http://mokennon2.albion.edu/xhosa.htm

Xhosa Profile
useful list of basic information and select bibliography from UCLA

 

Xhosa Language--Translation

 

 Xhosa on the Web! This program will allow you to enter a simple English or Xhosa sentence and get a Xhosa or English translation. by Martha R. O'Kennon http://mokennon2.albion.edu/xhosa.htm

 

English to Xhosa Translator online
Xhosa to English Translator online

 

Y
 
 

 

YENZA! " Using the Internet for research and teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences": a web-based resource to promote the use of the  Internet in the humanities and social sciences in South Africa 
http://www.nrf.ac.za/yenza/
 
 

Yoruba art http://www.fa.indiana.edu/~conner/africart/home.html
 
 

Yoruba--Culture (Yoruba Religion; Yoruba Divination)

 

http://www.fandm.edu/departments/Anthropology/Bastian/ANT269/yoru.html
 

 
 

Yoruba--Diaspora

 

Isokan Yoruba page http://www.yoruba.org/

National Association of Yoruba Descendants in North America www.yorubanation.org/
 

 

Yoruba -- History

 

http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/people/Yoruba.html
 
 

Yoruba language--Discussion lists

 

Oduduwa-net  Aina@sfu.ca

Ede Yoruba-L listproc@cornell.edu

subscribe Ede Yoruba-L 
 
 

Yoruba language & ICT (fonts, keyboards & applications) - Discussion board on topics related to use of Yoruba on computers & the internet.

 

 

 

 
 

 
 

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