Literary archives around the world: the view from Namibia

Comma (2018), 2017, (1), 25–35.


This essay draws upon the experience of Namibia as a country which has begun to collect literary archives in the last few years, and which in the course of that new development conducted a survey of collecting practices in many other countries. The essay discusses some of the findings which were specific to Namibia, but principally presents a review of the very different practices and traditions in collecting literary manuscripts which apply in countries around the world.

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Author details

Kauaria, Veno V.

Sutton, David