Posted on September 16, 2019
The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:
African voices: an Introduction to the languages and linguistics of Africa edited by Vic Webb and Kembo-Sure.
What role does language play in development and conflict in Africa? Why have most African states chosen to use ex-colonial language as the official language and the medium of education? Are indigenous languages as well-equipped as European languages to express complex ideas? What are the implications of the neglect of local languages? These are some of the questions raised in African Voices, a book which challenges the Eurocentric approach to language and explores Africa’s rich linguistic tapestry.
Catalogue Access: https://UnivofPretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/53932603
This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Tukkiana (TUK) Collection.
The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.
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