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Dr Zeytlin from the University of Kent was allowed to hold the 2003/04 Evans-Pritchard-Lecture. He talks about his research among the Somié of Cameroon and especially about his research about Diko Madeleine (born 1910), wife and mother of two chiefs and important contemporary witness (German and French colonialisation, the ending of an internal system of slavery as well as the development of Christianity in her region). You can listen to the lectures or download them (do both with the download button!). Furthermore, you can find pictures and further information like a small part of a transcribed interview with Diko, a genealogy, maps or videos from the place where Diko lives. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Ulwazi programme strives to preserve and disseminate indigenous knowledge of local communities in the greater Durban area. It creates a collaborative online database of local indigenous knowledge as part of the Public Library’s digital resources, relying on community participation for delivering content and posting the content on the Web. Existing library infrastructure in the eThekwini Municipal area, comprising 89 public libraries of which most have Internet access, is used to carry the programme to local communities. Community workers collect oral and visual material while members from the community are taught at their local library how to add local content to the website. People of all social and age groups are employed to steer the programme at ground level while volunteer contributions to the database is encouraged. ... [according to site editor's information]
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