Konrad Tuchscherer: Script in West Africa

28 June Konrad Tuchscherer Script in West Africa
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Writing in West Africa

Konrad Tuchscherer, a specialist in African history and languages, looks at the origin, development and spread of writing in West Africa. 

Konrad Tuchscherer's research interests include 19th and 20th century West Africa, colonialism in Africa, and Gullah history in South Carolina and Georgia. His important research on the origin, development and spread of writing in Africa has appeared in several leading journals, on the Bagam script of Cameroon in African Affairs, the Vai script of Liberia in History in Africa, the Mende script of Sierra Leone in African Languages and Cultures and Journal of African Cultural Studies, and Egyptian hieroglyphs in Africana Bulletin. His research experience in Africa includes Egypt, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and The Gambia. He serves as Co-Director of the Bamum Scripts and Archives Project at the Bamum Palace in Cameroon.  Konrad is currently Associate Professor of History and Director of Africana Studies at St. John’s University in New York City.

Image: Vai language and script from Liberia c.1849 © British Library Board


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