The James Currey Collection at St Cross


The College has received a complete set of first editions of every book published by the James Currey imprint, a fantastic collection composed mainly of literature on African history and politics.

James Currey has been called "The Godfather of African Literature", whose publishing house is responsible for producing a vast amount of academic books, journals, and other literature about Africa. You can read more about him here.

We are very grateful to Wendy James and Douglas Johnson for helping us to secure this collection at St Cross, and to the publishers Boydell and Brewer, who have agreed to provide the St Cross library with every new first edition for at least the next 10 years. This is an exceptional resource which we hope will prove useful to all St Cross members for years to come. 

The James Currey Collection on display in the Douglas and Catherine Wigdor Room

 

Ella Bedrock

Friday 28 July 2017