A bibliography of African language texts in the collections of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, to 1963
Hans Zell Publishers, 1994 - Foreign Language Study - 429 pages
"...AN EXCELLENT REFERENCE TOOL...THE AUTHORS HAVE TAKEN GREAT CARE TO BRING OFF A MASSIVE & COMPLEX WORK."--CHOICE. "THE INGENUITY, CARE, THOROUGHNESS & PROFESSIONAL SKILL ARE TRULY REMARKABLE & IMPRESSIVE...ESSENTIAL FOR ALL AFRICANIST LIBRARIES."--REFERENCE REVIEWS. "...THE MOST DETAILED SINGLE LISTING EVER PUBLISHED OF WORKS IN AFRICAN LANGUAGES...A METICULOUSLY COMPILED & WELL PRESENTED CATALOGUE WHICH PROVIDES FOR THE FIRST TIME A SINGLE UNIFIED APPROACH TO ONE OF THE WORLD'S MAJOR COLLECTIONS, AS WELL AS BEING OF CONSIDERABLE IMPORTANCE FOR ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF WRITING & PUBLISHING IN AFRICAN LANGUAGES."--AFRICAN RESEARCH & DOCUMENTATION. A massive inventory of over 7,000 titles, A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AFRICAN LANGUAGE TEXTS reflects the combined holdings of SOAS, the International Institute of African Languages & Culture, & the Christian Literature Bureau for Africa & covers over 300 different languages from the whole of Africa & Madagascar. A unique source on the history of writing, education, & missions in Africa, it also offers practical access to these important collections. In their attempt to document the origins & growth of African writing, the editors have focused on texts intended for local readers, & generally excluded scholarly journal articles & books assembled for the primary use of Western language students. The main body of the index is arranged by language & then by title. Following this section is a supplementary listing of some 400 original titles that have been translated into African languages, together with Western translations of African works. (DOCUMENTARY RESEARCH IN AFRICAN LITERATURES, 3)
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