Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes

African Words, African Voices: Critical Practices in Oral History

White, Luise (Fellow, 1993-94; Fellow, 2016-17); Miescher, Stephen; Cohen, David William, ed.

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2022

From the publisher's description:

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 continent’s 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.


Subjects: History; Anthropology;; Historiography; Postcolonialism; Oral Tradition; African History;