ALA Oral History Project

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Past ALA Presidents

At the 42nd annual conference of the African Literature Association held in Atlanta, GA, the incoming President of the ALA, Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi, asked in her presidential address, for ALA members’ “participation in launching and sustaining what I’m calling, ‘The ALA Oral History Project’;” a project that would serve “as one of the archival venues for preserving our institutional memory.” She described the Oral History Project as a site and a space for sharing members’ associational experiences; for filling in the gaps of available knowledge about the ALA, and for documenting the collective and institutional memory of the African Literature Association. Read her presidential address here.



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