Some Implications of Literacy in Uganda

  title={Some Implications of Literacy in Uganda},
  author={M. Twaddle},
  journal={History in Africa},
  pages={227 - 255}
During the last fifty years, several debates have waxed and waned regarding the implications of literacy for African history. Among social scientists in general and social anthropologists in particular, Jack Goody and Ian Watt's survey of “The Consequences of Literacy” (1963) for hitherto preliterate or partially literate and now modernizing societies, drew attention to one suggested transformation: “The importance of writing lies in its creating a new medium of communication. (…) Its essential… Expand
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