"Verne gives us the poetry and music of a new archive, and so many rich arguments for freeing ourselves from constraining shibboleths so that archives may be transformed for justice. In the new archive, ever opening, never fixed or closed, respecting story, inviting multiple stories, people in society will in turn be free from the meta-narratives of power."
Foreword to Archives and Justice: A South African Perspective
"Harris has a formidable intellect and writes extremely well. His style is engaging . . . He shares with Derrida the ability to deconstruct his own language as he goes along. A wealth of unexpected semantic interplay is revealed as he does this and a great deal of wit."
Business Archives: Principles and Practice (May 2008)
"In Archives and Justice, Harris invites the reader to enter into an ever-evolving and unfolding dialogue about the nature of the archive, records, and memory; their significance in the lives of individuals, communities, and societies; and the roles and responsibilities of archivists . . . Above all else, Harris urges us to question, to contest, to trouble, to undefine and redefine, our professional and societal assumptions, stories, and narratives."
American Archivist (Fall/Winter 2008)
"Harris's writings are written with candor and are full of illuminating anecdotes . . . Harris ably connects the local with the international, demonstrating how lessons learned by archives in South Africa are relevant to the global archival community."
New England Archivists Newsletter (April 2010)