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African Newspapers

Listed below are books about specific African newspapers as well as the role of newspapers in African history. 

Note that these sources can provide useful background information for anyone consulting these newspapers; it is important to know and understand the ownership and therefore bias of a newspaper, particularly in the African context. 

Histories of African Newspapers

Newspapers in African History

Head, African Studies Library

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Beth Restrick
African Studies Library
6th floor, Mugar Memorial Library

Mon-Fri, 9am- 5pm
Subjects: African Studies