Monthly Archives: December 2008

Episode 19: South African Cultural Heritage

Narissa Ramdhani (Ifa Lethu CEO) — South African historian, archivist, and cultural heritage specialist — discusses her studies in exile in the USA and how she coordinated the return of 7 million documents from African National Congress offices in 33 countries to Johannesburg. The collection is now housed at the University of Fort Hare. Ramdhani then describes Ifa Lethu’s repatriation of South African apartheid-era art and its wider social impact.

Episode 18: The African Franchise in Colonial Zimbabwe

Historian Luise White (U. of Florida) has published extensively on women’s history, medical history, political and military history, from East Africa to Central and Southern Africa.  She reveals the genealogy of her work on renegade white independence and describes the strange history of the African franchise in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. White concludes with her thoughts about where the field of African history is going.