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Audio files as oral history sources

 

My field materials consist often of audio files representing oral history accounts by local protagonists. They are mainly from the cross-border area of the northwestern Mandara mountains overlapping NE Nigeria and the far north of Cameroon. I recorded them in the 1980s and 1990s with the help of my friends and research assistants as interviewers.

The Audio files are in mp3 and they have been digitized to underpin their importance as primary oral source material. They contain ethnographic information provided by oral protagonists who agreed to speak about aspects of their montagnard past. We begin with presenting Dghwede audio files because of the recent loss of their mountainous homeland by Boko Haram.

Tape 1, 'The arrest of Hamman Yaji': Dghwede oral history accounts from September 1996. Oral protagonists:

Track A - Zakariya Kwire and Dga Parda of Ghwa'a:



Track B - Baba Musa of Barawa:



Interviewer: John Zakariya.
Ethnographer: Gerhard Muller-Kosack.
Audio source files to Chapter 2.2: 'The Dghwede version of Hamman Yaji's arrest and death'.
In: Azaghvana (2021:105ff).
Copyright remains with Mandaras Publishing: Ramsgate 2021.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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