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The Big Data of Africa and the Diaspora: The need for new Corpora

By Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu When thinking about the ways in which we can capture and engage with the “big data” of literary and cultural study, Franco Moretti’s statement that reading in and of itself will not do the job (I would add, by itself), continues to ring true. In attempting to work with a large … Continue reading The Big Data of Africa and the Diaspora: The need for new Corpora

Reflections on African DH

#AfricanDH2020 and the Promise of An African Digital Humanities (Reposted from University of Kansas) As more Africa-based scholars embrace the digital humanaities, we are presented with huge opportunities, as Roopika Risam writes in New Digital Worlds, to expand the digital cultural record, bringing postcolonial cultural productions in Africa in greater and more visible conversation with the … Continue reading Reflections on African DH