African Historiography

African Historiography

Our (subsaharan) African search committee plans to introduce some readings in African history into our departmental faculty seminar. The first work chosen is Catherine Coquery-Vidrovtich, AFRICA: ENDURANCE & CHANGE SOUTH OF THE SAHARA (trans., 1988), chs. 1-3. The purpose is to acquaint the faculty at least a little with questions that currently engage African specialists prior to hiring one. Like most departments of our size we have only one African historian, and our colleague in African history has retired because of serious illness. So, emboldened by the fascinating discussion of African iron, I ask for suggestions about what the department faculty should read. (And how is the work of Coquery-Vidrovitch regarded?)

                David Fahey, Miami Univ., Oxford, OH 45056, USA

Date: Tue, 4 Oct 1994 08:12:29 -0500
Reply-To: H-NET List for World History /pre>

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
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