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Searching for Sharing: Heritage and Multimedia in Africa (World Oral Literature Series)
by Daniela Merolla and Mark Turin
Open Book Publishers | May 2017 | ISBN-10: 1783743182 | True PDF | 160 Pages | 136 mb

In a world where new technologies are being developed at a dizzying pace, how can we best approach oral genres that represent heritage? Taking an innovative and interdisciplinary approach, this volume explores the idea of sharing as a model to construct and disseminate the knowledge of literary heritage with the people who are represented by and in it.
Expert contributors interweave sociological analysis with an appraisal of the transformative impact of technology on literary and cultural production. Does technology restrict, constraining the experience of an oral performance, or does it afford new openings for different aesthetic experiences? Topics explored include the Mara Cultural Heritage Digital Library, the preservation of Ewe heritage material, new eresources for texts in Manding languages, and the possibilities of technauriture.
This timely and necessary collection also examines to what extent digital documents can be and have been institutionalised in archives and museums, how digital heritage can remain free from co-option by hegemonic groups, and the roles that exist for community voices.
A valuable contribution to a fast-developing field, this book is required reading for scholars and students in the fields of heritage, anthropology, linguistics, history and the emerging disciplines of multi-media documentation and analysis, as well as those working in the field of literature, folklore, and African studies. It is also important reading for museum and archive curators.

About the Authors
Mark Turin is an anthropologist, linguist and broadcaster. He is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia and serves as Chair of the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program and Acting Co-Director of the University’s new Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies.
Daniela Merolla is Professor in Berber Literature and Art at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Sorbonne Paris-Cité (INALCO) and member of the research group LACNAD (Langues et Cultures du Nord de l’Afrique et Diasporas). She taught and researched African Literatures and Media at Leiden University from 2003 to 2015.

Notes on Contributors
Introduction - Daniela Merolla
1. The Mara Cultural Heritage Digital Library: The Implications of the Digital Return of Oral Tradition
Jan Bender Shetler
2. Technauriture as a Platform to Create an Inclusive Environment for the Sharing of Research
Russell H. Kaschula
3. From Restitution to Redistribution of Ewe Heritage: Challenges and Prospects
Kofi Dorvlo
4. YouTube in Academic Teaching: A Multimedia Documentation of Siramori Diabaté’s Song "Nanyuman”
Brahima Camara, Graeme Counsel and Jan Jansen
5. New Electronic Resources for Texts in Manding Languages
Valentin Vydrin
6. Questioning "Restitution”: Oral Literature in Madagascar
Brigitte Rasoloniaina and Andriamanivohasina Rakotomalala
Afterword: Sharing Located - Mark Turin

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