African newspapers, 1800 – 1925

The Library has purchased two online resources that will provide valuable information on topics such as the Atlantic slave trade, life in Africa under colonial rule, the emergence of Black journalism, the Zulu Wars and the rejection of Western imperialism. African newspapers, Series 1: 1800 – 1922 and African newspapers, Series 2: 1835 – 1925 chronicle the evolution of Africa through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other items. Featuring English and foreign-language titles from Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe, they offer deep and unique coverage of the issues and events that shaped the continent and its peoples.

African newspapers is available via the Databases A-Z list on the Library website.

For more information, please contact Naomi Visser at or 021 808 4433.