No. 124, March 2009---------------------------ISSN 0148-7868

King Protea, national flower of South Africa
King Protea, Protea cynaroides | Photo by Thomas Ellis, USDA

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Bassey Irele
Assistant Librarian for Sub-Saharan Africa
Widener Library, Harvard University
Collection Development Department
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: 617-495-3559
Fax: 617-496-8704

Timothy Johnson
Librarian (Africana Studies, Anthropology, and Food Studies)
New York University
Bobst Library, Mezzanine
70 Washington Square South
Tel: 212-998-2436

Jill Coelho
Justin Cox
Pamela Howard-Reguindin
Abiola Irele
Tim Johnson
Patricia Kuntz
Lauris Olson
David Westley
Hans Zell

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Jeremy Kenyon
School of Library and Information Science
African Studies Program
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana 47405

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