“Somalis” (undated) from the website for the Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs: 1860 – 1960, an expansive collection of 7,610 photographs organized in 76 separate albums, scrapbooks or loose collections assembled by the British collector Humphrey Winterton over about 30 years. It depicts colonial life–“the breadth of African experience; documents African life; European life in Africa in all its manifestations; and the African landscape, in particular as it changed over time”–primarily in East Africa, between about 1860 and 1960.

The originals are being held at the Melville Herskovits Library at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Further Reading

Singing truth to power

When Ugandan police imprisoned Bobi Wine in his own home, the singer-turned-lawmaker used the internet, music and multiple languages to craft a call for solidarity between civilians and security forces.

The Fighters

Are the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) of Julius Malema primed for the greatest gains in South Africa’s May 8th national and provincial elections?