Contacts & Credits


Elizabeth MacGonagle
Associate Professor
Department of History
Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 3626
University of Kansas  Lawrence, KS 66045
Tel: 785/864-9452
Fax: 785/864-5046

Musa Wakhungu Olaka
Librarian for African, Global & International Studies
University of Kansas Libraries
1425 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 519
University of Kansas Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
Tel: 785/864-4593
Fax: 785/864-3850


KU Libraries’ Onitsha Market Literature collection was originally digitized and made available online to a global audience through a grant obtained by Elizabeth MacGonagle (History/African & African-American Studies) and Ken Lohrentz (African Studies Librarian Emeritus, KU Libraries).


  • Elizabeth MacGonagle and Joy Wrolson, KU graduate student in Theatre & Film—website content
  • Ken Lohrentz--bibliography of sources about Onitsha Market Literature & background research on Nigerian copyright law restrictions

Additional support for the project was provided by the staff of the Kenneth Spencer Research Library; the staff of International Collections, KU Libraries; and the Kansas African Studies Center (KASC).