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About the compilers

About the compilers

R.E. Bartholomew has a PhD in the Study of Religion from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He works as a book indexer and copyeditor for private clients, and he has published on religion and media. He welcomes suggestions and comments, and can be contacted at

Terry A. Barringer was formerly custodian of the Royal Commonwealth Society Collections (now in Cambridge University Library). An experienced bibliographer, she is Editor of African Research and Documentation, the journal of SCOLMA (the UK Africa Libraries and Archives Group) and Assistant Editor of The Round Table: the Commonwealth journal of international affairs. She has published on missionary periodicals and on the British Colonial Service. She was the compiler of Africa Bibliography from 1997 to 2016.

Christopher H. Allen was the compiler of Africa Bibliography for the volumes Africa Bibliography 1991 to Africa Bibliography 1996, when he was a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Politics, University of Edinburgh.

Hector Blackhurst was the compiler of the volumes Africa Bibliography 1984 to Africa Bibliography 1990. He was at the John Rylands University Library of Manchester. Over nearly a decade, he built up the bibliography to be the best one-volume general Africana publication, continually adding to its scope and coverage.