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New Africana Database

June 25th, 2012

in African Studies Library

cover page of "The Gold Coast Leader"; http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-1928-Ghana-WEST-AFRICA-newspaper-GOLD-COAST-LEADER-Cape-Coast-ENGLISH-LANGU-/270994215385?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f188391d9#ht_2535wt_954

We are very pleased to announce a new Africana database, the World Newspaper Archive’s African Newspapers, 1800 to 1922 [log-in required].

This unique  database includes approximately 65 newspaper titles spanning just over a century.  The countries represented include: Angola, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, São Tome e Principe, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The high-resolution images are fully text searchable, bringing 17th and 18th century Africa to your fingertips. Editorials, news reports, advertisements, letters, poetry, matrimony and death notices reveal a continent moving towards dramatic change.

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