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African Online Primary Sources

Guide to how and where to find Africa related online primary sources

Primary vs. Secondary Source

Primary Source Secondary Source

African art piece

Photo: Art Institute of Chicago

A book on African Art


First hand evidence about an event, object or work of art.

It is an account or evidence derived from the original. It describes, interprets,

analyzes, evaluates or summarizes a primary source. Examples are textbooks,

articles or movie reviews.