Joshua asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 3 weeks ago

I need a detailed brief history on library development in Africa ?

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Have you looked in the online catalog of a large library, such as the Library of Congress or the NY Public Library? I'm sure some historian has written about this. And if there's not a whole book on the subject (though I bet there is), surely there are articles in scholarly journals -- use to find them. If you're having trouble, ask a librarian to help you. They are happy to help people find the information people need.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Alexandria, burned, rebuilt, burned, rebuilt, partially burned, rebuilt, burned abandoned.

    Timbuktu extant (slightly singed on several occasions).

    Jo'burg nobody reads the books.

  • blank
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Your local library may have books on this or in the search engine maybe put history of African libraries 

    I do not know much on this topic.

    Sites that may help after a search

     -Stanford university


    And this site

    There are several site options 

  • Athena
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago


    Sounds interesting.

    What do you want from us then?

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    They had no libraries, then they started building libraries, the end.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Visit your local Library: Article titled, "The Colonial Origins of Library Development in Africa: Some Reflections on Their Significance"

    Website: Library History Special Interest Group

    Website: African libraries

    • Joshua3 weeks agoReport

      Thanks for your timely response Mikel. But the said site is asking me to pay/subcribe to get the contents. 

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