Tuesday, March 22, 2011

E-Book of the Week: Mobile Phones

de Bruijin, Mirjam, Francis Nyamnjoh and Inge Brinkman. Mobile Phones: The New Talking Drums of Everyday Africa. Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative Group, 2009.

Mobile Phones explores the way cell phones are reshaping Africa. Each chapter, written by a scholar from a different African country (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Sudan and Tanzania), delves into the societal, economic, and cultural changes brought on by the use of cell phones in these regions, and how the technology is being adapted and transformed by African society. Topics include the many ways in which cell phones are being used: indigenous healers treating patients, individuals staying connected with family members who migrate to other countries, and farmers and merchants selling their goods.

Previewed by Julie Nanavati, Research and Instruction Librarian. Click here to read this book.

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