George Fortune Bibliography: Author Index of Fortune Collection
The George Fortune Collection of African languages and linguistics, including major holdings for Shona, Nguni (Ndebele, Zulu, and Xhosa) and Sotho, the principal Southern Bantu linguistic groups. Published materials listed here span the years 1868-1983 and include some 1,800 items in the Catalog of the University of Florida Libraries. The collection also includes a significant complement of Central and Eastern Bantu materials and a component of West African language materials.
This collection includes materials collected by Professor George Fortune. Professor Fortune was born on July 31, 1915 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia). After receiving a Ph.D. in Bantu Languages from the University of Cape Town in 1950, Fortune was appointed lecturer in that department. In 1962, he became the first chair of the Department of African Languages at the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (now the Department of African Languages and Literatures at the University of Zimbabwe), a position which he retained until 1980. He currently (April 2011) lives in Wales.
Professor Fortune has conducted extensive research and written widely on Central and Southern African languages for over fifty years. His writings concerning the Shona language were crucial to the development of a standard Shona orthography and texts such as Elements of Shona are regarded as canonical. Fortune also played a key role in establishing African linguistics as a field of study at African universities. Later in his career, Professor Fortune became very much involved in supporting the publication of Shona literature, such as praise poetry, modern poetry, and traditional stories (see Hodza and Fortune 1979, Fortune 1980). Fortune made an important contribution to the advancement and recognition of vernacular Shona literature and worked extensively with several writers, such as A.C. Hodza and J.C. Kumbirai, who published with the Southern Rhodesia African Literature Bureau.
For additional (including a small number of manuscript) materials in the collection, see the full finding guide, the finding guide for audio, and browse all online items.
Head, African Studies Collections
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117002
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Abalobi. Sekuthedlwe. Longmans' new Sindebele readers Standard 3. Cape Town: Longmans, 1957.
Abalobi. Sengikhasa. Longmans' new Sindebele readers. Cape Town: Longmans, 1958.
Abalobi. Sengingabala. Longmans' new Sindebele readers. Cape Town: Longmans, 1960.
Abalobi. Sengithethuthu. Longmans' new Sindebele readers Standard Cape Town: Longmans, 1957.
Abbott, Gerry. The Teaching of English as an international language : a practical guide. Glasgow; London: Collins, 1981.
Abbott, Mary and Cox, Monica, joint author. Collected field reports on the phonology of Basari. Collected language notes no. 5. (Legon): Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, 1966.
Abdallah, Yohanna B. Wayao'we. Blantyre: Publications Bureau, Nyasaland & Northern Rhodesia, 1952.
Abercrombie, David. Elements of general phonetics. s.l.: Edinburgh University, Phonetics Dept., 1961.
Abercrombie, David. Elements of general phonetics. Edinburgh: University Press, 1982, c1967. Includes index.
Abercrombie, David. Problems and principles in language study. (2d ed. London): Longmans, (1963). Earlier ed. has title: Problems and principles; studies in the teaching of English as a second language.
Abraham, Roy Clive. Dictionary of modern Yoruba. London: University of London Press, (1958).
Abraham, Roy Clive. Hausa literature, and the Hausa sound system. London: University of London Press, (c1959).
Abraham, Roy Clive. The language of the Hausa people. London: University of London Press, (c1959).
Abraham, Roy Clive. The principles of Tiv. London: Pub. on behalf of the government of Nigeria by the Crown agents for the colonies, 1940.
Achebe, Chinua. Arrow of God. 2d ed. London: Heinemann, 1974.
Aesop's fables. s.l.: William P. Nimmo, 1722.
African Language Association of Southern Africa. Suid- Afrikaanse tydskrif vir Afrikatale = South African journal of African languages. Pretoria: AVSA, (1981- Tydskrif van die Afrikatale-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika (AVSA) = Journal of the African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA).
African Language Association of Southern Africa. Suid- Afrikaanse tydskrif vir Afrikatale Byblad = South African journal for African languages. Supplement. (Pretoria: AVSA), 1981- Title from cover.
African Music Society (South Africa) and International Library of African Music. African music : Journal of the African Music Society. Roodepoort, Transvaal, Union of South Africa: The Society, 1954-.
African Studies Association of the United Kingdom and Royal African Society. Conference of the African Studies Association of the United Kingdom Proceedings. London: Royal African society, 1965. 1st: African Affairs, special issue Spring 1965.
Africana Budapest (Budapest, Hungary : 1984) Africana Budapest. Budapest: (s.n), 1984-.
Africa--through its own music. Roodeport, South Africa: International Library of African Music, 1969?
Agar-O'Connell, R. M. Iintsomi = Bantu folk stories. (S.l.): The Lovedale Press, (19--). In English and Xhosa. Title on added t.p.: Bantu folk tales.
Akapona napaburi retsono. Salisbury: Rhodesia Literature Bureau, 1976.
Ali, Syed Ameer. The spirit of Islam : a history of the evolution and ideals of Islam, with a life of the Prophet. (Rev. ed.). London: Christophers, (1955).
Alisjahbana, S. Takdir. The failure of modern linguistics in the face of linguistic problems of the twentieth century. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya, 1965.
Allen, Harold Byron, ed. Readings in applied English linguistics. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, (1958).
Alves, Albano. Dicionario Portugues-Chisena e Chisena- Portugues. 2. edi o. (Lisboa?): Beira, (1957).
Alves, P. A. Biblia ia ana. Chipanga: Missao Ia Ku Chipanga, 1939.
Ama martire ase Uganda (in Sindebele as spoken at Empandeni, South Matabeleland). Salisbury: Petro Klaver, 196?.
Amartiri odala a ku Uganda: bukhuli lotembenuzidwa ndi Abambo Gabriel Augusto. Nyasaland: White Fathers Press, 1951.
Anderson, W. G. An introductory grammar of the Sena language; spoken on the lower Zambesi. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1897.
Anthology of Zulu poetry. Durban: University of Natal, 1977.
Anthology of Zulu prose. Durban: University of Natal, Department of Bantu Languages, 1973.
Anthology of Zulu prose. Durban: University of Natal, Department of Bantu Languages, 1977.
Apolo ne kama. Northern Rhodesia: South African General Mission, 1955.
Armstrong, Lilias Eveline, Honikman, Beatrice and International Institute of African Languages and Cultures, ed. The phonetic and tonal structure of Kikuyu. London: Pub. for the International Institute of African Languages & Cultures by the Oxford University Press, H. Milford, 1940. Edited by Beatrice Honikman. cf. Pref.
Armstrong, Robert G., University of Ibadan Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan Institute of African Studies, et al. The study of West African languages. (Ibadan): Published for the Institute of African Studies by Ibadan University Press, 1964.
Aschwanden, Herbert. Symbole des Lebens = Symbols of life : an analysis of the consciousness of the Karanga. Shona Heritage series 3. Gweru (Zimbabwe): Mambo Press, 1982. Translation of: Symbole des Lebens. Includes index.
Ashton, E. H. The Basuto. London; New York: Published by the Oxford University Press, 1952.
Ashton, E. H. Medicine, magic, and sorcery among the Southern Sotho. Cape Town: University of Cape Town, 1943.
At Kalahari's brink : Embakwe Mission 1904-1964. (Plumtree, Rhodesia: Embakwe School, 1964?).
Atkins, Wilfred Guy. Suggestions for an amended spelling and word division of Nyanja. London; New York: Published for the International African Institute by the Oxford University Press, 1950. Cover title.
Avermaet, E. van and Mbuya, Benoit. Dictionnaire kiluba-français. Tervuren: Musee Royal du Congo Belge, 1954.
Axelsson, Olof. African music and European Christian mission. Uppsala: University of Uppsala, 1971.
Axelsson, Olof. Imbirai she dumisani nkosi. Bulawayo?: Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Rhodesia, 1976?.