Our Resource of the Month choice for November: East African Newspapers

Each month, one of our Subject Librarians chooses an electronic resource which they feel will be of interest to you.

Sarah Rhodes (Subject Consultant for African Studies) sat at a computer in the SSL.

November’s Resource of the Month has been selected by Sarah Rhodes, Subject Consultant for African Studies.

An open laptop on a desk. On the screen are the words 'East African Newspapers' to the right is a cup of coffee and to the left is a notebook and pen.

Sarah’s choice is East African Newspapers. It was chosen as it features key newspapers from East Africa from the 1940s to the mid-2010s, covering the growth of decolonization movements to Independence. This period was also punctuated by famine, drought, political uprisings, border disputes, and war as countries worked to navigate the post-colonial landscape. This collection includes the Daily Nation (Kenya), The Ethiopian Herald, and The Monitor (Uganda), accounting for over 34,000 issues and over 800,000 pages.

Where can you access the resource

East African Newspapers is available to access via SOLO. A Single-Sign-On (SSO) is required to access this database, so is restricted to Oxford University students and staff members.

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