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Achebe, Chinua
BBC - Nigerian author Chinua Achebe dies. Obituary. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21898664
Sahara Reporters - Africa's Leading Novelist Chinua Achebe Dies At 82
Includes photographs of family. Pub. March 22, 2013. http://saharareporters.com/news-page/africa%E2%80%99s-leading-novelist-chinua-achebe-dies-82
PM News (Lagos) - Prof. Chinua Achebe, Nigeria's Novelist, Dies
Includes tributes from Nigerians. http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2013/03/22/torrents-of-tributes-pour-for-chinua-achebe/
Guardian (Lagos) - Renowned author, Chinua Achebe, dies at 82
http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=116963:renowned-author-chinua-achebe-dies-at-82-&catid=1:national&Itemid=559
Premium Times (Nigeria) - Prof Chinua Achebe is dead
Pub. March 22, 2013. http://premiumtimesng.com/news/126311-breaking-prof-chinua-achebe-is-dead.html
Vanguard (Lagos, Nigeria) - March 23, 2013 on tributes from Nigeria
Independent (London) - Things Fall Apart author Chinua Achebe dies aged 82
Pub. March 22, 2013. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/things-fall-apart-author-chinua-achebe-dies-aged-82-8545670.html
National Public Radio - Chinua Achebe, Nigerian Author Of 'Things Fall Apart,' Dies. Pub. March 22, 2013. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/22/175025166/chinua-achebe-nigerian-author-of-things-fall-apart-dies
New York Times - Chinua Achebe, African Literary Titan, Dies at 82 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/23/world/africa/chinua-achebe-nigerian-writer-dies-at-82.html?hp&_r=0
Guardian (London) - Obituary
Pub. March 22, 2013. "Chinua Achebe, writer, born 16 November 1930; died 21 March 2013" http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/mar/22/chinua-achebe
Nation (Lagos)
Includes photographs 1920-2013 and Achebe Quotes. http://thenationonlineng.net/new/news-update/anxiety-over-chinua-achebes-health/
Leadership (Abuja, Nigeria) - Prof Chinua Achebe Dies At 82
Includes statement by Pres. Goodluck Jonathan
Los Angeles Times and Obituary
National Post (Ontario, Canada) - Things Fall Apart author Chinua Achebe dead at 82 Includes video. http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/03/22/things-fall-apart-author-chinua-achebe-dead-at-82/
Die Zeit (Hamburg, Germany)
In German. http://www.zeit.de/kultur/film/2013-03/nachruf-chinua-achebe
[Achebe, Chinua] Real News (Lagos) - Sights and Sounds of Ogidi - Chinua Achebe's Funeral
"The burial of Chinua Achebe, a literary giant on May 23, drew the entire world to Ogidi, a sleepy town in Anambra State | By Vincent Nzemeke." "Realnews, a general interest magazine, is an online publication which thrives on investigative journalism." Based in Lagos, Nigeria. http://realnewsmagazine.com/social-diary/sights-and-sounds-of-ogidi/
Achebe Conference - HARVEST OF CHINUA ACHEBE: 50 years of 'THINGS FALL APART, August 8-9, 2008 Houston, Texas.
Conference sponsored by USAfrica (newspaper based in Houston, Texas). http://www.usafricaonline.com/usafrica15.html
Achebe, Chinua - Bill Barrett
Links to web sites about Achebe. Maintained by an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronic and Photographic Media, School of Communications, Webster University, St. Louis. http://www.websteruniv.edu/~barrettb/achebe.htm

See also:
Pegasos: Literature Related Resources - Has a biography and reading list for Chinua Achebe. From the Kuusankoski Public Library, Finland. http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/
and Dr. Joseph Mbele's study guide on Achebe, Notes on Achebe's Things Fall Apart (35 p. for sale on-line at Lulu.com).
Achebe, Chinua - "Let us now praise famous men. A Tribute to V. C. Ike at 70"
On the occasion of Vincent Chukwuemeka Ike's 70th birthday. Presented by Chinua Achebe May 4, 2001, Bard College, New York. On the web site of the Houston newspaper, USAfrica. http://www.USAfricaonline.com/achebeonike.html
[Achebe, Chinua] "Literary giant Chinua Achebe returns 'home' from U.S., to love and adulation of community"
Article by journalist Chido Nwangwu on Achebe's return to his home in Ogidi, Anambra State. http://www.usafricaonline.com/chidoachebe.html
Achebe, Chinua - Man Booker International Prize
BBC report June 13, 2007 on Achebe winning the Man Booker International Prize in honour of his literary career. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6745609.stm
[Achebe, Chinua] New Yorker article by Ruth Franklin "After Empire: Chinua Achebe and the great African novel."
May 26, 2008 article.http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2008/05/26/080526crbo_books_franklin
Achebe Books.com
Site from US Africa Online on Achebe. http://achebebooks.com/
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
The author's web site. Adichie is a winner of a 2008 MacArthur [Genius] Fellowship. Adichie also won the 2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Her 2009 TED talk - "The danger of a single story". http://www.halfofayellowsun.com/
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Nigerian writer. Biography of Adichie, bibliography, her awards, public events. Full text of some of her short stories, poetry, essays. Interviews and articles on the writer. Reviews of her works. Maintained by Daria Tunca, English Department, University of Liège, Belgium. http://www.l3.ulg.ac.be/adichie/
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi - "You in America"
Short story, shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2002. (7 p.) Published in All Story Extra, Issue 38: Winter 2001, the online supplement to the print magazine Zoetrope: All Story. [KF] http://www.zoetrope-stories.com/extra/issue38/adichie.html
 
See also: an interview in the Nigerian Village Square, on the Random House site, and an excerpt from My Mother the Crazy African.
Africa Access
Guide to children's literature on Africa. Reviews are written by univ. faculty, librarians, and teachers many of whom are in African studies or have lived in Africa. Use the Search to locate, for ex., Swahili culture. Has an Africana Book Buddies Club. Information on winners of the Children's Africana Book Awards (CABA). Edited by Brenda Randolph. [KF] http://www.africaaccessreview.org/
Africa's 100 Best Books
The African Studies Centre, Leiden dossier gives background, the top twelve list, the top 100 list and related web resources. A celebration of African writing, publishing and research sponsored by the Zimbabwe International Book Fair. Includes creative writing, academic writing, and children's books. http://www.ascleiden.nl/Library/Webdossiers/Top100.aspx
African Children's Literature Authors - Lillian Temu Osaki
"literature produced for African children after colonialism." Has biographical information on each author and a list of their publications. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/cm/africana/children.htm
African Literature Association, ALA
"The African Literature Association is an independent non-profit professional open to scholars, teachers and writers from every country." http://www.africanlit.org
African Literature Association Conference 37th, April 13-17, 2011, Ohio University, Athens
http://www.ohio.edu/conferences/ALA.cfm
African Literature Assocation Conference 36th, March 10-14, 2010, University of Arizona, Tucson
http://coh.arizona.edu/ala2010/
African Literature Association Conference, 34th, April 22-27, 2008, Western Illinois University, Illinois
http://www.wiu.edu/ALA2008/
African Literature Association, 30th Anniversary Conference, April 14-18, 2004, Madison, Wisconsin
Site has closed. The theme was “Verbal Performance and Visual Cultures.” The Conference celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Department of African Languages & Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
African Literature Association, 29th Annual Meeting, March 19-23, 2003, Alexandria, Egypt
http://academic.udayton.edu/ala/
African Literature Association (US) Annual Meeting, April 4 - 8, 2001, Richmond, Virginia
Site has closed. Conference hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond. There will also be an institute for high school teachers in English, French, and social studies. http://www.richmond.edu/~lang/ala/
African Literature Association (US) Annual Meeting, April 12-16, 2000, Lawrence, Kansas
Site has closed. http://www.ukans.edu/~afs/ALA2000.htm
African Philosophy - Bruce B. Janz
Site on "philosophy which focuses on Africa, philosophy done in Africa, and philosophy that is part of the traditional conversation among African philosophers." Includes links to full text documents, reading lists, course syllabi, African philosophers, conferences, journals, topics within African philosophy, etc. Prof. Janz is with the Philosophy Dept., Augustana University College, Alberta, CANADA. http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~janzb/afphil/
African Postcolonial Literature in English
Part of the Postcolonial and Postimperial Web created by Professor George P. Landow, English and Art History, Brown University with contributions by Brown University students, postgraduate students, lecturers from the Univ. of Zimbabwe, and others. Information on South Africa, etc. Some areas lack information. http://www.postcolonialweb.org/misc/africov.html
AfriCan Theatre Ensemble, ATE
"based in Toronto,...a not-for-profit theatre organization...made up largely of Canadian Africans who are committed to introducing Canadian audiences to the rich literature and dramatic traditions of Africa. Organized by Modupe Olaogun, who teaches African literature at York University,..." Offers old and new creations, workshops and staged productions of plays originating from or inspired by Africa. http://www.africantheatre.org
African Visions 2005: New Writing in Africa - A tour of African Writers, October 9-17, 2005
Writer profiles and photographs. Sponsored by the Africa Centre supported by Arts Council England. http://www.africacentre.org.uk/africanvisions2005.htm
African Visions 2004. A Decade of Democracy. South Africa the Next Chapter, October 11–17, 2004
U. K. tour of seven prominent South African writers. Includes biographical information. http://www.africacentre.org.uk/africanvisions2004.htm
African Writing Online (Oxford, U.K.)
"online literary magazine featuring creative short fiction, essays, poetry, drama and art primarily from African writers and artists." "committed to the literature of continental and diasporic Africa." Writer interviews, profiles, fiction, poetry, tributes, reviews, readers' forum. Has a print edition also. Published by Fonthouse Ltd., Oxford, U.K. http://www.african-writing.com/hol/
Africultures, le mensuel des cultures africaines (Les Pilles, Nyons, France)
Mainly in French. Site for the print journal. Covers, arts, literature, cinema, music, theater, etc. Has selected full text articles. "...offers a French-language listings diary and information service updated every day, and a condensed monthly version in English." http://www.africultures.com
Afrilivres.com
Offers for sale online works by African writers published by Editions des Diasporas, Editions du Flamboyant, Editions Haho (Togo), Editions Jamana (Mali), Editions Ruisseaux d'Afrique (Benin), Le Figuier (Mali), Nouvelles Editions Africaines du Sénégal, and Nouvelles Editions Ivoiriennes. Sponsored by Culture et et développement, Africultures, and the Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer. http://www.afrilivres.com
Afrique Francophone
Much information on Francophone Africa-related web sites and discussion lists. Has a bibliography by Thomas C. Spear of Francophone literature. The Africa section is arranged by general works, journals, and authors. The bibliog. also has sections on translations into English, themes such as colonization and negritude.. Maintained by Thomas C. Spear, Associate Prof. of French, Lehman College, City Univ. of New York. http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/depts/langlit/french/afrique.html
Against All Odds. African Languages and Literatures into the 21st Century, Asmara, Eritrea, January 11-17, 2000
In English, French, Tigrinya. An international conference and festival. Chairs are Ama Ata Aidoo, Mbulelo Mzamane, Nawal El Saadawi, Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Web site has a photo tour of Eritrea. See also the The Asmara Declaration on African Languages and Literatures. http://www.allodds.outreach.psu.edu/
Agatucci,   Cora - Culture & Literature of Africa
Site for Dr. Agatucci's Humanities course at Central Oregon Community College (Bend, Oregon). Features Chinua Achebe and Tsitsi Dangarembga with Reading & Study Questions, online articles, bibliographies, etc.. Has links to African literature, arts, music, film, Diaspora sites. http://www.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/index.htm
A related site is Dr. Agatucci's African Timelines, a chronology of literature and history from ancient Africa to the 1990s. http://www.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/timelines/htimelinetoc.htm
Akpan, Uwem - An Ex-mas Feast
New Yorker short story of a street family in Nairobi, Kenya. Akpan, from Nigeria, is a Jesuit priest. See also an interview with the writer and the New Yorker's deputy fiction editor, Cressida Leyshon. http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/content/articles/050613fi_fiction1
Alternation (Durban, South Africa)
Journal published by the interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Southern African Literature and Languages, University of Durban-Westville, South Africa. Volumes Vol 2. No. 2. 1995 and Vol 6. No. 1. 1999 are online. [KF] http://www.nymphs.mlsultan.ac.za/alternation.htm
Anansi: fiction of the African diaspora (New York, NY)
A literary journal for original short fiction & poetry by writers of African
descent. Began publication Feb. 1999. Brief information only on the web site of the African American Literature Book Club. http://aalbc.com/writers/anansi.htm
Appiah, Kwame Anthony - Stanford Presidential Lecturer
Appiah was the Fall 2004 Presidential Lecturer at Stanford University. Essay by William McPheron (William Saroyan Curator for British and American Literature), excerpts from Appiah's works, and a bibliography of his books, essays, articles, reviews, interviews. http://prelectur.stanford.edu/lecturers/appiah/index.html
[Armah, Ayi Kwei] Per Ankh Publishers
Ghanaian writer Ayi Kwei Armah's books published by his company, Per Ankh, based in Senegal, are sold in the U.S. through a site based in San Francisco, California. Descriptions of books, book covers. http://stores.bbkwan.com/StoreFront.bok
The Asmara Declaration on African Languages and Literatures
From the Jan. 2000 Asmara, Eritrea language and literature conference, Against All Odds. http://www.outreach.psu.edu/C&I/AllOdds/declaration.html
Association Littéraire Francophone d'Afrique (Paris, France)
In French. A non-profit which promotes and distributes the literature of Francophone Africa, specifically Editions Ndze, Editions Raponda Walker, and Alpha-Oméga éditions. Lists authors by country with brief biographies and photograph. http://a.l.f.a.free.fr/
[Atta] Sefi Atta
Official web site of Nigerian writer Sefi Atta. Biography, links to her online short stories and the first chapter of her debut novel "Everything Good Will Come." http://www.sefiatta.com
AuthorMe
Online literary journal. Published Strange Fruit by Monica Arac de Nyeko from Uganda which was shortlisted for the 2004 Caine Prize for African Writing. See also Remember Atita, by Jackee Budesta Batanda; a short story "Highly Commended" in the Caine Prize for African Writing Contest - April 2004. Published by Cook Communication. Based in Sleepy Hollow, Illinois. [KF] http://www.author-me.com/fict04/strangefruit.htm
Ayebia Clarke Literary Agency & Publishing Ltd
"specialises in quality African & Caribbean writing." Publishes fiction, poetry, drama, literary criticism, biography, and self-help. Co-founder, Becky Ayebia Clarke (from Ghana), was editor of the Heinemann African & Caribbean Writers Series. Lynne Rienner Publishers is the North American distributor for Ayebia Clarke Publishing Ltd. Includes book reviews. Based in the U.K. http://www.ayebia.co.uk/
Babatunde, Rotimi - Bombay's Republic
The Nigerian writer won the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story, Bombay's Republic, published in the online magazine, Mirabilia Review, Vol. 3, No. 9. (online in 24 pages in PDF). Access to the Mirabilia Review requires a free registration. [KF] http://mirabilia.webs.com/
Baobab Prize
"an annual award designed to encourage the reading and writing of African youth literature" [fiction for an audience of 8 - 11 years or 12 - 15 years]. "The inaugural Baobab Prize has been funded by a grant provided by Bryn Mawr College and by the personal contributions of members of the Baobab Prize administrative team." "The author must be a citizen of an African state or a dual citizenship holder." http://baobabprize.googlepages.com/ or http://sites.google.com/site/baobabprize/
Barefoot Press
South African poetry web site. The Barefoot Press distributes free poetry pamphlets. Lists addresses of other South African poetry magazines. Link to the Electronic Sesame, journal of the Lional Abrahams Writers' Workshop; has issues from No. 1, Dec. 1995.
Barefoot Press - http://www.pix.za/barefoot.press/ Electronic Sesame - http://www.pix.za/barefoot.press/esesame/esesame.htm
Bartle, Lisa M. - Database of Award-winning Children's Literature
Search for books with African themes which have won American book awards. Bartle is a reference librarian at California State University, San Bernardino. Searches can be limited by reading level, language. [KF] http://www.dawcl.com/
Barungi, Violet
Ugandan writer of novels, short stories, plays. Her "works deal mainly with human relationships, gender issues and education of the girl child." http://www.violetbarungi.com/
[Bebey] Francis Bebey. Cameroon (1929-2001)
Biography of the composer, writer, performer, example of his poetry. From the University of Florida Libraries. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/cm/africana/bebey.htm

See also the obituary in the New York Times, June 7, 2001, "Francis Bebey; African-Music Expert, 72"
Besong, Bate
Weblog about the writer born in Nigeria of Cameroonian parents. Biography, bibliography of his writings, interviews, reviews of his writings, photographs. Comments from site visitors. Site based in Wilmington, Delaware. [KF] http://www.batebesong.com/
Beti, Mongo
Dossier Mongo Beti
The African Studies Centre, Leiden, Netherlands, Library, Documentation and Information Department has compiled a dossier on the Cameroonian writer, Mongo Beti, who died October 2001. "The dossier consists of an introduction on the man and his work, a list of publications by and about Mongo Beti, and a selection of Web resources." http://www.ascleiden.nl/Library/Webdossiers/MongoBeti.aspx

Ngwane, George - "Mongo Beti: the writer-gadfly"
Biography of Mongo Beti in "BPN [Bellagio Publishing Network] Newsletter, Issue No 30, May 2002. http://apm.brookes.ac.uk/sulaiman/bellagio/newsletter30/ngwane.htm

Peuples Noirs - Peuples Africains
(Paris)
In French. Paris : Éditions des Peuples noirs, 1978-1991. Full text issues. Political / social journal published by Mongo Beti (writer from Cameroon) and his wife Odile Tobner. Articles include - MONGO BETI. - De la violence de l'impérialisme au chaos rampant, NGUINZA AKAMGBI KODRO. - Où en sont les droits de l'homme et de la femme en Centrafrique?, MONGO BETI. - « La ruine presque cocasse d'un polichinelle » (roman), J.-B. NDI. - Répression contre le mouvement étudiant camerounais : l'interdiction de l'Union Nationale des Etudiants du Kamerün (UNEK) en France, Dulaye DANYOKO. - Les langues et l'éducation au Mali, Emmanuel Boundzéki DONGALA. - Coucou, revoilà les tirailleurs sénégalais. Has a biography of Mongo Beti. http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/mongobeti
Bibliography of Lusophone Women Writers - Univ. of Western Australia
Includes "Lusophone African Women's Writing: A Brief Introduction" by Tony Simoes da Silva. The bibliography is by author surname, with links to biographical information for some writers. From the Dept. of French Studies, University of Western Australia. http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/AFLIT/FEMECalireLU.html
Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire (New York City)
Published by Africana Studies Program, New York University. http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/program/africana/blackrenaissance/

See also information about the journal from the African-American Literature Book Club. [KF] http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/africana/journal-set.html
Blixen, Karen (Isak Dinesen) - Karen Blixen Museum
In English and Danish. On the Danish writer who lived in Kenya for 17 years, biography, her works, excerpts from her letters, photographs, and a graphic of a painting of an African girl by Blixen.The Blixen Archives are in Copenhagen. [KF] http://www.karen-blixen.dk/
Blixen, Karen - Isak Dinesen
Site on Blixen by Linda G. Donelson, M.D. who has written a book about Blixen (Out of Isak Dinesen in Africa: Karen Blixen's untold story). Has a chronology, bibliography, many links to other sites about Blixen, her medical history (excerpt from Donelson's book). http://www.karenblixen.com/
Blogs
Kinna Reads. A blogger based in Ghana writes book reviews and commentary on novels, short stories and poetry.  Hosts the virtual Ghanaian Literature Week. Topics - Ghana Association of Writers Book Festival, Accra Book Club, Accra book shops, links to related blogs, etc. [KF] http://kinnareads.wordpress.com/
Book Southern Africa
In English and Afrikaans. "The Internet Newspaper for SA Books" "a literary news and social network for publishers, authors and the general book-buying and -reading public....reports on local fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biography, book happenings, reviews and more" Podcasts, video. http://book.co.za/
Brians, Paul - African Literature Study Guides
Professor Brians, Dept. of English, Washington State Univ. (Pullman) has prepared study guides for works by Nadine Gordimer and others. http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~brians/guides_index.html
British Library. National Sound Archive (London)
Search their catalog. For example, a search on Senegal produced over 700 citations to recordings (Senegalese musicians, interview with Youssou N'Dour, bird calls, etc.) You can limit the search to Oral Histories. Copies of recordings can be purchased; "however "recordings which are less than 50 years old are all in copyright and you will need to obtain written permission from the copyright owner before a copy can be made." The Archive is digitizing ten collections including the D. Rycroft South Africa recordings 1960s-70; the Klaus Wachsmann Uganda recordings 1949-54; and the BBC World Service African Writers Club. http://www.bl.uk/collections/sound-archive/nsa.html
Brown University Library. The Literature & Culture of Francophone Africa & the Diaspora
In English and French. Guide to web resources on the literature and culture of Francophone Africa and the Diaspora. Also includes theater, music, dance, cinema. Database project initiated by Meadow Dibble-Dieng, graduate student in the Dept. of French Studies, Brown University. http://dl.lib.brown.edu/francophone/
Caine Prize for African Writing
"The Caine Prize for African Writing is named in memory of the late Sir Michael Caine, former Chairman of Booker plc." The 2010 Awards. http://www.caineprize.com
Caine Prize for African Writing 2012
Winner - Bombay's Republic, published in the online magazine, Mirabilia Review, Vol. 3, No. 9. (online in 24 pages in PDF).

Shortlisted:
Billy Kahora from Kenya for Urban Zoning. [13 p in PDF) http://www.caineprize.com/pdf/2012_Kahora.pdf
Stanley Kenani from Malawi for Love on Trial. [in PDF]
Melissa Tandiwe Myambo from Zimbabwe for La Salle de Depart [in PDF], also at http://www.prickofthespindle.com/fiction/4.2/myambo/la_salle.htm
Constance Myburgh from South Africa for Hunter Emmanuel [in PDF]
Callaloo: a Journal of African-American and Africans Arts and Letters.
Table of contents only unless your institution is a subscriber; many universities subscribe. Subscribers can access full text articles. Publishes original works by and critical studies of black writers worldwide. The Summer 1995 issue is a Special on Maryse Condé. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/callaloo/index.html
CAMP. Catalog of Nigerian Pamphlets on Microfilm. Compiled by the African Collection, Yale University Library, New Haven, Connecticut for the Cooperative Africana Microform Project and the Center for Research Libraries.
Full text to the guide to the microfilm, 60 pages, in Adobe pdf. Citations to 1,000 pamphlets on microfilm. Included are market literature titles from the Simon Ottenberg collection. Types of pamphlets - Nigeria, Biafra, Southern Nigeria , British Colonial Office, government publications, market literature, political party pamphlets, church and religious pamphlets, magazines and other serials. Authors include Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Samuel A.Crowther, the Action Party, N.C.N.C. Dates range from the late 19th century to pre-World War II and the mid 1960s. Languages - English, Yoruba, Ibo, Hausa. There is an index by author and subject. The microfilmed pamphlets are available from CAMP, Cooperative African Micoform Project, based at the Center for Research Libraries, Chicago. The inventory is part of CAMP's Guides to Collections. [KF] http://www.crl.edu/areastudies/CAMP/collections/camppamp.htm
Cape Town Book Fair
http://www.capetownbookfair.com/
A Celebration of Women Writers
"Indexes" web sites on women writers by surname, country; includes birth/death dates where available. Search their database for women writers by country, name, ethnicity, date. .Maintained by Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Department of Computational Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. [KF] http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/
Children's Africana Book Awards - Outreach Council, African Studies Association U.S.A.
The Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (U.S.) "annually honors outstanding authors and illustrators of children's books about Africa published in the United States." Site hosted by Africa Access. http://www.africaaccessreview.org/caba.cfm
Club des lecteurs d'expression française, CLEF (Paris)
In French. "...fondée en 1963 par le Ministère français de la Coopération, est aujourd'hui le relais du Ministère des Affaires étrangères (Coopération et Francophonie)." Publishes the print literary journal, Notre Librairie, which has many Africa-related articles, sponsors exhibits, One can purchase literature publications thru BOL. http://www.clef-litsud.com/
Coetzee, John Maxwell
South African writer, John Coetzee won the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature, as announced October 2, 2003.

Attwell, David. J.M. Coetzee: South Africa and the Politics of Writing. Berkeley, Cape Town: University of California Press, c1993. Full text book. http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft5k4006q3/

Swedish Academy Announcement of Nobel Prize, October 2, 2003. http://www.nobel.se/literature/laureates/2003/press.html

BBC Announcement of Nobel Prize, October 2, 2003. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3158278.stm

Animal Rights: What the Nobel Committee Failed to Note
by Tom Regan and Martin Rowe. On the Common Dreams site of progressive citizens. http://www.commondreams.org/views03/1219-11.htm

Commonwealth Writers' Prize
"The Commonwealth Foundation established the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 1987 to encourage and reward the upsurge of new Commonwealth fiction and ensure that works of merit reach a wider audience outside their country of origin." 2006 Africa Regional winners were for Africa Best Book, The Sun by Night, by Benjamin Kwakye (Ghana) Africa World Press. For Africa Best First Book, the winner was Tropical Fish: Stories out of Entebbe, by Doreen Baingana (Uganda) University of Massachusetts. http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/prizes/
Conferences
Kwani ? Litfest - August 1-15, 2008 "a fortnight of writerly events, culture, mingling, discussion and inspiration. More than 40 African and international poets and writers will appear in fifteen days of panel discussions, l readings, book launches, conversations, literary lunches, cultural tours and performances." http://kwani.org/litfest/2008/
Conrad, Joseph - Heart of Darkness (1902)
Full text of the work set in the former Belgian Congo. From the University of Virginia Library. http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/ConDark.html
For a critique see:

Dr. Candice Bradley's Jan. 1996 lecture on Africa and Africans in Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Bradley is Assistant Prof. of Anthropology at Lawrence University, Wiscosnin. http://www.cx.unibe.ch/ens/cg/africanfiction/conrad/bradley/bradley.html

Contemporary Africa Database
"online project, designed to provide easily accessible and current information concerning prominent Africans, African organisations, and dates in the African calendar." Most profiles to date are of writers. Maintained by the Africa Centre, London. http://people.africadatabase.org/
Critical Arts (Durban)
Has the full text of selected articles. Topics include women's issues, documentary video production, popular culture, literature, etc. Based at the Graduate Program in Culture and Media Studies, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. [KF] http://www.und.ac.za/und/ccms/publications/criticalarts/criticalarts.htm
Crossing Borders: New Writing from Africa
Features the work of around 72 Crossing Borders participants from Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. "Crossing Borders was an exciting new initiative that used information technology to link young writers in Africa with experienced mentors in the UK." Funded by the British Council, designed and managed by the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. http://www.crossingborders-africanwriting.org/
Cryptoweb
Includes African Cryptozoology, animals of legend such as Emela-Ntouka (Zaire), Kongamato (Zambia), Mngwa (Tanzania), Mokele-Mbembe (Zaire), Nandi Bear (Kenya), and Sasabonsam (Ghana). Site by Andrew D. Gable. http://come.to/the_cryptoweb/
Dangarembga, Tsitsi
Biography of Zimbabwe novelist, playwright, film director Dangarembga, summary of "Nervous Conditions," a bibliography, links to related sites. By Rebecca Grady, 1997. On Emory University's English Department Postcolonial Studies web site. Entries are by students at Emory. http://english.emory.edu/Bahri/Dangar.html

Cora Agatucci, Professor of English, Central Oregon Community College, has a site with references, links to related sites, and a study guide for Nervous Conditions. http://web.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/dangarembga.htm

The Literary Encyclopedia (requires paid membership to read the full text) has a biography by Angela Smith, University of Stirling. http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5003
Dargie, Waltenegus - The Eunuch and the King's Daughter
Site for the historical novel by Waltenegus Dargie, a researcher at University of Kassel, Faculty of Electrical Engineering / Computer Science Communication Technology, Kassel, Germany. Published by Neshee Publication. Excerpts from the novel. http://mersabel.bravehost.com/
Diasporic Literary Archives
Database of which institutions hold the papers of writers worldwide. Includes writers from Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa. DLA is a partnership of Yale University, the National Library and Archives Service of Namibia  and others. Based at the Univ. of Reading, Reading, U.K. [KF] http://www.diasporicarchives.com/
Encyclopaedia of South African Arts, Culture and Heritage, ESAACH
"Led by Prof Mbulelo Mzamane, the Encyclopaedia .... aims to produce a multi-volume, multi-media work of encyclopaedic scope that will encompass the verbal, performing and visual arts as well as many expressions of South African cultural heritage. The Wiki encyclopaedia link is on the home ESAACH home page. Hosted at University of KwaZulu-Natal, Centre for African Literary Studies (Cals). http://www.esaach.org.za
English in Africa
"founded in 1974 to provide a forum for the study of African literature in English.... published twice a year (in May and October) by the Institute for the Study of English in Africa at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa." Index of authors and subjects, table of contents of recent issues. Libraries pay $22 per year for subscriptions. [KF] http://www.ru.ac.za/institutes/isea/eia/
Érudit - Literature Articles
In French, some English. Find full text journal articles (also books, theses) through a keyword Search. Examples of articles online -
Développement des langues africaines : De Yaoundé à Zanzibar;
L'(in)satisfaction au travail des professeurs du second degré du Sénégal;
Des lexiques en langues africaines (sängo, wolof, lingala) pour l'utilisateur de l'ordinateur;
La traduction en anglais de la littérature francophone : perception du phénomène au Nigéria;
Literary Translation in Africa : The Nigerian Experience;
Erudit is a Canadian university sponsored project to disseminate the results (journals, books, theses, preprints) of university research. http://www.erudit.org/
farafina (Lagos)
Nigerian cultural and literary online magazine. Short stories, first hand accounts of current (Liberia) and literary events. Interviews with artists, writers. Online polls. Based in Lagos, Nigeria. [KF] http://www.farafina-online.com/
Farah, Nuruddin
Somali writer Farah was awarded the 1998 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, awarded every two years and the only international literary award from the United States for which poets, playwrights, and novelists are given equal consideration. "It is widely considered to be the most prestigious international prize after the Nobel Prize, and in fact is often referred to as the 'American Nobel." [KF] http://www.indiana.edu/~libsalc/african/awards/neustadt.html

New York Times, May 26, 2007, page A25. Op-Ed Contributor. My Life as a Diplomat. By NURUDDIN FARAH. His experience in negotiations with the Islamic Courts Union and the Transitional Federal Government.
February, Vernon Alexander
The African Studies Center Library, Leiden, Netherlands has an attractive profile and bibliography on the South African poet, writer, and literature scholar. Covers books, journal articles, chapters in books, has a photograph of the author, covers of his books. [KF] http://asc.leidenuniv.nl/library/webdossiers/dossierverniefebruary.htm
FEMRITE - Uganda Women Writers' Association
Publishes books. Holds workshops, training, literary evenings, etc. http://www.femriteug.org/
Gambian Writers - Discovery of Gambian Writing and Literature
History of Gambian literature, biography of Lenrie Peters and other writers. Gambia literary news. See also his literary blog. Maintained by Cherno Omar Barry, U. http://www.gamwriters.com/
Gbanabom Collective
Blog by E. Gbanabom Hallowell, Sierra Leonean writer, based in Alexandria, Virginia. Poetry, short stories, political commentary. http://www.gbanabom.blog.com
GEFAME, Journal of African Studies (Ann Arbor)
Published by the University of Michigan Library and the Center for Afro-American and African Studies, University of Michigan. A peer reviewed journal. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004 is A Tribute to Professor Lemuel Johnson [Sierra Leonean literature professor and poet]. Has an Events in Africa section. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. http://www.hti.umich.edu/g/gefame/

Articles include:
Aspects of African Diaspora: Blood Letting or Transfusion?
by Eldred Durosimi Jones
African Academics And African Universities In the Twenty-First Century: Needs And Responsibilities by Eldred Durosimi Jones
Geider, Thomas - A Bibliography of Swahili Literature, Linguistics, Culture and History
Full text online. In Adobe pdf, 101 pages. No. 10, 2003 of the online journal Swahili Forum, published at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. http://www.uni-mainz.de/~ifeas/SwaFo/
H-AfrLitCine
A moderated electronic discussion group jointly sponsored by H-Net (Humanities- On-Line) and the African Literature Association to provide a forum for the discussion and exploration of African literature and cinema. Their web site has information on subscribing, an archive of past discussions, a listing of important events, conferences, African literature & cinema reviews, etc. The co-editors include Ken Harrow, Sandra Barkan, and others. http://www.h-net.org/~aflitweb/
Haggard, H. Ryder - King Solomon's Mines (1885)
Full text of the adventure novel set in Africa. First published in 1885. "An elephant hunter's chronicle of his safari into the interior of South Africa to search for a fabled diamond mine and to rescue the brother of the English gentleman who accompanies him across the deserts and mountains." From Southern Ocean Software. Need to download file to your computer. [KF] http://www.southernoceansoftware.com/text2html/enovels.html
Haggard. H. Ryder - She (1887)
Full text of an adventure novel set in Africa. On the Bralyn Archives site. http://www.bralyn.net/etext/literature/h.ryder.haggard/she.txt
Hanzer. South African Travel Writing: Shipwrecks, Botanical Journalism, Women Travelers, Re-enactments of contact Dramas
Abstracts of journal articles, conference papers, links to poetry. Maintained by Margaret Hanzimanolis. http://hanzer.blogspot.com/
Heinemann African Writers Series
The well-known series began in 1962, ceased for a while, but has revived. Biographical information on the authors. "includes over 100 titles from over 65 writers from 20 different countries. The titles include fiction, short stories, poetry, drama and non-fiction and a variety of topics." Proquest (Chadwyck-Healey Literature) sells an electronic version of the series. http://www.africanwriters.com/ and http://collections.chadwyck.com/home/home_aws.jsp
Herbstein, Manu - "Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade"
Site for a 450 page novel on Ama, captured and enslaved in Ghana in the eighteenth century and taken to a sugar estate in Brazil. The novel recounts "the experience of enslavement and resistance, seen from the point of view of one African slave." Has excerpts and maps from the novel, bibliographies of related sources, links to related sites. Manu Herbstein's book won the 2002 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book overall and for the Africa Region. See also Wikipedia list of all prize winners. http://www.ama.africatoday.com/
Humanities Review Journal (Ile-Ife, Nigeria)
Published by the Humanities Research Forum, at the Department of Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Article abstracts are on-line. Articles are free to developing countries. There is a charge for others. Topics: Theatre Arts, Philosophy, English Language, Literature in English, History, Music, Communication Arts, Anthropology, Library Studies, Information Science, Cultural Studies, Sociology and other relevant disciplines. https://www.ajol.info/journal_index.php?jid=36&ab=hrj
« île en île »
"un site pour valoriser les ressources informatives et culturelles du monde insulaire francophone." Has a section on l'Océan Indien: Comores, Madagascar, Maurice, Mayotte, Réunion, Seychelles littératures. Author profiles, bibliography of their works, extracts from works, and links to related sites. Maintained by Professor Thomas Spear and others. [KF] http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/ile.en.ile/indien/paroles.html
Illuminations, An International Magazine of Contemporary Writing
No online text of No. 14 is provided; No. 14 is a special issue on South and Southern African writing (poetry, prose, interviews, art work). Editor: Simon Lewis, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. http://www.cofc.edu/~lewis/illums.html
Indiana University. African Crime Fiction Database
Database of "crime, detective, and mystery novels that are set in Africa or feature African characters." Find crime fication by country or language of publicatoin.. http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1002699
Indiana University. Awards for Books About Africa
A directory of awards for books about Africa, includes general awards such as the Booker Award, Commonwealth Writers Prize, Nobel, UNESCO Children's Book Prize, etc. Lists the Africa-related award winners and finalists for each award. Site hosted by the Indiana University (Bloomington) Libraries and originated by Dr. Patricia S. Kuntz, who was a Mellon Fellow at Indiana. http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1000311
International Conference on African Literatures, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (May1-4, 2002)
Theme: Versions and Subversions. Hosted by the Department of African Studies. Is the first international conference on African literature to be hosted in Berlin after the reunification of the two Germanies.
International Journal of Humanistic Studies (Manzini, Swaziland)
"annual peer-reviewed Journal....Contributions are accepted from the fields of Philosophy, English Language, Literature, History, Theatre Arts, Music, Communication Arts, Anthropology, Library Studies, Information Science, Cultural Studies, Sociology and other relevant disciplines." Editor based at the Department of African Languages and Literature, University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Swaziland. http://www.ajol.info/journal_index.php?ab=ijhs
International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa, ISOLA
"an association of scholars from all over the world who are interested in exploring the rich oral traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora" The Secretary General of ISOLA is Dr. Stephen Belcher. Has a discussion list, recent issues of their Newsletter. Established in 1991 in London. http://www.africaisola.org/

See also the earlier web site. http://isola.binghamton.edu/
International Writing Program, University of Iowa
Usually hosts at least one African writer every year. http://www.uiowa.edu/~iwp/
Internet Public Library - Online Literary Criticism Collection - Africa
Links to full text critical essays. http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/bin/litcrit.out.pl?pd=African
Jahn Library for African Literatures / Jahn-Bibliothek für afrikanische Literaturen
" forms part of the Department of Anthropology and African Studies at the University of Mainz and holds one of the most extensive collections of African literary texts and relevant critical sources worldwide. It provides an invaluable resource for research on African literatures in a wide variety of languages and was one of the earliest centres for the study of African literatures in Europe." http://www.jahn-bibliothek.ifeas.uni-mainz.de/
Journal of Commonwealth Literature
http://jcl.sagepub.com/
Journal of Cultural Studies (Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria)
Published by the Nigerian Group for the Study of African Cultures (NIGSAC), a non-profit organisation which focuses on cultural and development issues in Africa. Based in the Department of English, Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria. Has the tables of contents and abstracts of article. Photocopies of articles can be ordered. Pay by check or money order. From the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (London). http://www.inasp.org.uk/ajol/journals/jcs/index.html
Jouvert, a Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Published by the College of the Humanities and Social Sciences, North Carolina State University. Full text articles on literature, African film, religious art, the experience of teaching the Theory of Education at a teachers' College in Zimbabwe in 1991, a conversation with Abdul R. JanMohamed, reviews of African art exhibits, films, etc. http://152.1.96.5/jouvert/index.htm
[Kamanda] - Kama Sywor Kamanda
In French. Kamanda is a writer born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to to a family of Bantu-Egyptian origin. The writer's biography, poetry, novels, essays, short stories, translations of his work. Bibliography of works by and about Kamanda. Audio of his poetry readings. http://webplaza.pt.lu/public/kamanda/

See also: http://webplaza.pt.lu/public/verhegge/
http://www.kamanda.net/ (In French and Japanese)
http://web.mac.com/syworkamanda/kamanda/ (In French and Japanese, includes videos)
Kilimanjaro Media
New print and on-line literary journal especially for unpublished authors. Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction. Maintained by Jide Osikomaiya who teaches English at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California. http://www.kilimanjaromedia.com/
Kunapipi: Journal of Post colonial Writing
"a bi-annual arts magazine of critical and creative writing with special but not exclusive emphasis on the new literatures written in English." " the official journal of EACLALS - the European Association of Commonwealth Languages and Literatures." Based at University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia. http://www.uow.edu.au/arts/kunapipi/
Kwani? (Nakuru, Kenya)
Online literary magazine from Kenya. New writers, literary criticism, news on Kenya cultural events. The first issue appeared Sept. 2002; a print edition will be published Sept. 2003.

Has the full text of, The Weight of Whispers, by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, winner of the 2003 Caine Prize. Also has full text of The Story of Comrade Lemma and the Black Jerusalem Boys Band, by Parselelo Kanti (1st Runners up, Caine Prize Award 2004). Founded by Kenyan writers including Binyavanga Wainaina (2002 winner of the Caine Prize). See also the Kwani ? Litfest (August 2008). Based in Nakuru, Kenya. http://www.kwani.org/
Kyoore, Paschal
Dr. Kyoore teaches at Gustavus Adolphus College (Saint Peter, Minnesota). Has his syllabi for courses on "Francophone Literatures of Africa and the Caribbean" and on "Culture and Society in Africa." Main research interests include francophone writers of Africa and the Caribbean. http://homepages.gac.edu/~paschal/
Lessing, Doris
Doris Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature. This may be the definitive Doris Lessing web site - extensive bibliographies, a biography, photos of her from 1949-1994, Real Audio interviews, the full text of some of her articles, etc. There is an email list to "let people know about new and republished books, personal appearances, articles, etc. The list is non-academic and focuses on Mrs. Lessing's publications and professional activities" and is maintained by the site creator, Jan Hanford. http://www.dorislessing.org/
Liberation Journals Index
"index covering the interwar Pan-African periodicals La Revue du Monde Noir, Légitime Défense, L’Étudiant Noir, the wartime Tropiques, and the postwar Présence Africaine, as well as the Québécois journal Liberté......originally conceived both as a public research tool and as a practical component of Meadow Dibble-Dieng’s dissertation, a comparative study that considers the various ways in which literary periodicals have served in liberation movements throughout the Francophone world." Descriptions of each journal, with references. Search by author, theme, genre (biography, interview, folklore, play, poetry, review, etc.). [KF] http://dl.lib.brown.edu/liberation/
Liberia Pedia
"Digital archives of scholarship on Liberia...." Maintained by C. Patrick Burrowes, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Humanities and Communications, Penn State (Harrisburg, PA). http://www.liberiapedia.com Includes -

Liberian Folk Tales from the 1950s [searchable by keywords]
Librairie Compagnie (Paris) - Les ecrivains d'Afrique du Sud
In French. Has online a bio-bibliography of contemporary South African writers, Les ecrivains d'Afrique du Sud. "La librairie Compagnie a été créée en 1986 à l'intitiative des Éditions de Minuit, dans la continuation de la librairie Autrement Dit...." http://www.librairie-compagnie.fr/
Lire les femmes écrivains et les littératures africaines / Francophone African Literature
From the Dept. of French Studies, University of Western Australia on Francophone African writers, esp. women writers. Includes interviews in French with the writers by the Dept. and from Amina magazine, information on the literature of Benin, Cameroun, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinee, Mali, Senegal, Zaire, biographical information on the writers, bibliographies, and a directory of Francophone African book publishers, summaries of books by women authors during the colonial period. Includes an English version. Editor of the site is J. Volet. http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/AFLIT/FEMEChome.html
Literary Map of Africa - Miriam Conteh-Morgan
Resource on African writers includes "biographical data, a list of primary works, .... selected reference and critical works, dissertations, interviews, pertinent web sites and prizes won" and more. Clickable map to locate writers by country. Has as "many emerging writers as possible, especially those based in Africa." Maintained by Miriam Conteh-Morgan, Librarian for African Studies, French and Linguistics at The Ohio State University Libraries. http://library.osu.edu/sites/aflitmap/
Littérature africaine francophone (LITAF)
In French. Online database of citations to 5000 + works of literature from francophone sub-saharan Africa. Provides bibliographic details and indicates which libraries (in France and elsewhere) hold the title. To be updated monthly. The web database is an extract of the full LITAF database (containing 13,000 + citations to literature and criticism) which will be available on a CD-ROM produced by the "Agence universitaire de la francophonie" (ex-AUPELF). Project directed by Virginia Coulon, Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux 4 (Département de Langues). LITAF is a member of research group 931 (CNRS): "Littératures d'Afrique noire" directed by Alain Ricard. http://www.litaf.cean.org/
Lusophone African Writers - "Autores Africanos"
In Portuguese. Extracts from the work of Lusophone African writers. Has a little biographical information and a link to poetry in English and Portuguese by Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese writer who spent his youth in South Africa plus examples of poetry from many other Lusophone African writers.. http://pintopc.home.cern.ch/pintopc/www/Africa/Africa.html
Mabanckou, Alain
In French. Official site of the novelist, poet, born in Congo-Brazzaville. Winner of the Prix Renaudot 2006 for Mémoires de porc-épic. Biography, bibliography, photographs, press articles, appearance schedule. See also excerpts from African Psycho. and Broken Glass. http://www.alainmabanckou.net/
[Mabanckou] Blog d'Alain Mabanckou
In French. Blog of the Congolese writer, poet. Winner of the Prix Renaudot 2006 for Mémoires de porc-épic. Mabanckou's biography, his essays. RSS feed: http://congopage.com/backend.php?id_rubrique=217 http://congopage.com/rubrique217.html
Mabayla Review
"A Sierra Leone Literary & Social Journal" Short stories, poetry, literary essays. Founded 2006. The owner / editor is E. Gbanabom Hallowell. http://www.mabaylareview.org
Mali. Ministère de la Culture
In French. Official site. How to obtain authorization to film in Mali. Cultural events (Biennale artistique et culturelle, etc.) [KF] http://www.maliculture.net/
Manuscrit.com
In French. Publishes books. Its Magazine has interviews with African writers, editors. Based in Paris. [KF] http://www.manuscrit.com/
Mascherenere - Laboratorio di Teatro
In Italian. Organization founded in 1990 by African and Italian theatrical artists, writers, poets, actors. Based in Milan, Italy. [KF] http://www.mascherenere.it
Mbele, Joseph L.
Dr. Mbele, from Tanzania, teaches folklore and literature in the English Department, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. Site includes a critique of Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart", an article on doing fieldwork in Tanzanian folklore plus ethical issues, study abroad programs in Tanzania and Zimbabwe, and a commentary on the current politics of Rwanda; Mbele taught at the University of Burundi. [KF] http://www.stolaf.edu/people/mbele/
Meskot - An Ethiopian Online Literary Journal
In Amharic and English. Poetry, short stories, essays. http://www.meskot.com
Mots Pluriels
An electronic journal for "literary minded scholars anxious to share their point of view on important contemporary world issues." Vol 1, No. 1 includes: Le temps: point de vue d'un philosophe africain by Dr Daniel Tchapda Piameu, Le temps dans la culture Ibo ou comment prendre sa place au sein de l'éternité by Dr. Françoise Ugochukwu, L'Accident Une nouvelle de Mme Myriam Warner-Vieyra, Lire "l'Accident" de M. Warner Vieyra et reconstruire le temps by Dr Jean-Marie Volet. Future issues will cover African literature survival outside the realm of large world publishers: illusion or reality?, AIDS literature in Africa and elsewhere. Edited by Dr. Jean-Marie Volet, Univ. of Western Australia. [KF] http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/MotsPluriels/MP197index.html
Mungoshi, Charles
Page by Dr. Daniel Reboussin of the University of Florida Libraries on Mungoshi, African writer in residence, during the Spring 2000 semester at the university. Includes a biography and an annotated bibliography on the Zimbabwe author and poet. http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/cm/africana/mungoshi.htm
Munyori Poetry Journal
On-line poetry journal. Includes an interviews and poetry of Zimvbabwe writer, Zvisinei Sandi and Ghanaian writer, Prince Mensah. Web site based in Emeryville, California. [KF] http://www.munyori.com/
New York Times Book Reviews
Search for past book reviews from 1980 to date from the New York Times Book Review section by author, title, subject. Seaching on an African country generally pulls up one or more titles. http://www.nytimes.com/books/
Ngugi wa Thiongo

Ngugi wa Thiong'o - Official Web Site
Biography, bibliography, news, reviews, photographs. http://www.ngugiwathiongo.com/

Interview with Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
! by Michael Alexander Pozo. 4 p. http://www.postcolonialweb.org/poldiscourse/pozo3.html

Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire (Indiana Univ. Press) magazine has the full-text of "The Allegory of the Cave: Language, Democracy and a New World Order!" by Kenyan writer,  Ngugi wa Thiong'o (Lecture III of the Clarendon Lectures in English, Oxford, May 15, 1996). http://iupjournals.org/blackren/ table of contents

Steve Biko Foundation hosts an annual memorial lecture. Prominent African writers presented past lectures including Ngugi wa Thiong'o who presented the 2003 lecture, Recovering Our Memory: South Africa in the Black Imagination (full text in pdf). Includes Ngugi's biography and photos. http://www.sbf.org.za/
Noma Award for Publishing in Africa
"Established in 1979, the Noma Award is open to African writers and scholars whose work is published in Africa. The US$10,000 prize is given annually for an outstanding new book in any of these three categories: (i) scholarly or academic, (ii) books for children, and (iii) literature and creative writing." http://www.nomaaward.org/
Notre Librairie: revue des littératures du Sud (Paris)
In French. Published by ADPF, l'Association pour la diffusion de la pensée française. Online edition of the print journal on African, Caribbean and Indian Ocean literatures. Full text articles (in Adobe pdf) from recent issues, full text of 40 ans de littératures du Sud,(n°150 / avril-juin 2003), and an online index of articles (by writers, country, authors of articles). First published by le Club des lecteurs d'expression française, CLEF. CLEF was "...fondée en 1963 par le Ministère français de la Coopération, est aujourd'hui le relais du Ministère des Affaires étrangères (Coopération et Francophonie)." http://www.adpf.asso.fr/librairie/index.html
Nyamidie, John Kwami
Samples of the work of a Togolese poet at an online bookseller's site. http://mysite.verizon.net/res17t6d/
Oculi, Okello - "For Mwalimu Nyerere"
Poem in honor of Julius Nyerere, late President of Tanzania. By Ugandan writer and political scientist, Dr. Okello Oculi. http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/okellopoem.html
Ohio State University (Columbus). Department of African American and African Studies
Information on faculty, undergraduate and graduate studies, the library, courses, African language program, study abroad program, Praise Poetry Video Database (Southern African oral literature), Community Extension Centre, etc. http://aaas.osu.edu/
Okoro, Innocent O. - From Onitsha Market Literature to General Trade Book Publishing in Nigeria
Paper presented during the 2002 Biennial Conference of the African Studies Association of the U.K. On the web site of the Southern African Book Development Education Trust, London. http://www.sabdet.com/ASAUK2002_Okoro_paper.htm
[Okri] Ben Okri Bibliography
"We would like to encourage readers and scholars from the world over to contribute items, either from printed documents, from Internet sites or from other sources and to send them to Daria Tunca, the editor of the bibliography." Bibliography of Okri's fiction, nonfiction (including articles and essays from newspapers, West Africa and other journals), interviews. Books, articles, dissertations about Okri. Print and internet sources. Maintained by Daria Tunca, English Department, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium. [KF] http://www.ulg.ac.be/facphl/uer/d-german/L3/boindex.html
Okri, Ben
Biography, bibliography, Okri's poems, links to related sites. On the web site of the Urhobo Historical Society. http://www.waado.org/UrhoboCulture/Literature/BenOkri/BenOkriPage.html
Olafioye, Tayo Peter
"Nigerian-born writer Tayo Pete Olafioye is a Professor of English at National University and Southwestern College in San Diego, California. He has won the Golden Poet Award in San Francisco and the National Library Award of America. He is the author of such books as A Stroke of Hope, Arrowheads To My Heart, and A Carnival of Looters." Has excerpts from his works and critical commentary on his work. http://members.cox.net/poetayo/
One Ghana, One Voice - Poems and Poets of Ghana
"Every Saturday a new poet will be profiled with one of their poems posted alongside a personal biography." http://www.oneghanaonevoice.blogspot.com/
Onitsha Market Literature
University of Kansas - Onitsha Market Literature
Full text Nigerian market / Onitsha literature. Includes an essay on the historical and literary context; a Bibliography of the 101 Pamphlets in the Onitsha Market Literature Collection at Spencer
Research Library, by Ken Lohrentz, a map of publishers, and a Bibliography of writings on Nigerian market literature : a sequel, by Kenneth P. Lohrentz. From the University of Kansas. [KF] http://www.ku.edu/%7Eonitsha/index.htm

Indiana University - Onitsha Market Literature
A list of titles held by Indiana University Library and a bibliography of books, journal articles, web sites about the literature. [KF] http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1000411
Organization of Women Writers of Africa (OWWA)
Based in New York, OWWA was formed in 1991 by Jayne Cortez of the USA and Ama Ata Aidoo of Ghana. "OWWA is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of establishing links between professional women writers from Africa and its Diaspora." Information on it's October 12-16, 2004 Black Women Writers Conference, Yari Yari Pamberi is available. [KF] http://www.owwa.org/
Osondu, E. C. - Jimmy Carter's Eyes
Nominated to the 2007 Caine Prize Short List. "E. C. Osondu was born in Nigeria. He lives in Syracuse, New York, where he is a Syracuse University Fellow. (8/2006)" Published in the online magazine, AGNI Online, a web exclusive. http://www.bu.edu/agni/fiction/online/2006/osondu-jimmy.html
Peace Corps Writers, Bibliography of Books by
Extensive list of books by former U.S. Peace Corps volunteers. Gives the country and years of PCV service. Includes Paul Theroux's books. http://www.peacecorpswriters.org/pages/depts/resources/bibliog/bib.html
Penguin Prize for African Writing
First awarded September 2010 for a fiction and non-fiction book. http://www.penguinbooks.co.za/african-winners/
Per Ankh Books
"Publishers of accurately researched, historically grounded works of fiction and expository prose focused on Africa." Publishes the works of Ayi Kwei Armah. Based in Popenguine, Senegal. http://www.perankh.info/
Pilgrimages
"The Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists has chosen to celebrate Africa’s first world cup by sending 13 African writers to 13 cities for two weeks during the World Cup. Each writer will produce a book of nonfiction prose, Travel Literature, of 30,000 words, for publication in Africa and abroad." "the writers will first blog their journeys and create momentum online and on mobile phones while the World Cup is taking place." http://www.pilgrimages.org.za/
Pretexts: Literary and Cultural Studies
Full text online through subscription only. Some universities subscribe. "Though the journal has a special interest in Southern African writing, it is by no means restricted to publishing work in this area." The Editorial Board is based in South Africa. http://www.ingenta.com/journals/browse/carfax/cpsw
Project Muse Journals
Subscription only; many universities subscribe. Offers full text articles from Callaloo, Africa Today, and other titles. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/
Research in African Literatures
Published by Indiana University Press. Edited by John Conteh-Morgan. Has the tables of contents for 1994, Vol. 25 and following. http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/catalog/index.php?cPath=519_719
Sable LitMag (London)
"international publication, for writers of colour, produced by S.A.K.S. Media." Table of contents online. S.A.K.S. Media offers courses and workshops for writers, sponsors a literary festival. http://www.sablelitmag.org/
Saint Lawrence University - African Arts: Into the Next Millenium
"For the academic year 1999-2000 St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY) is sponsoring a program that will illuminate and celebrate....achievements in African arts." Featured lecturers are Ulli Beier, Okwui Enwezor, Chinua Achebe, and Wole Soyinka. The university gallery will exhibit textiles and the work of Ada Udechukwu.[KF] http://it.stlawu.edu/~art/aafestival/
Sankofa: A Journal of African Children's and Young Adult Literature
An annual. First issue to be pub. November 2002. Edited by Meena G. Khorana, professor of English and adolescent literature with Brenda Randolph, director of Africa Access. Based at the Department of English and Language Arts, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. http://www.morgan.edu/english
SeaBreeze, a Journal of Contemporary Liberian Writings
"an international quarterly online journal devoted to publishing nonfiction and original short fiction narratives, poetry, interviews, reviews, and social and political articles, analyses, criticism, commentary and essays arising out of Liberian life by Liberian writers..." Web site based in Louisville, Kentucky. http://www.liberiaseabreeze.com
Sehene, Benjamin
In French. Site for the writer who "had to flee Rwanda [in 1963], went to school in Uganda, then to Europe." Biography, photographs. A bibliography of books and films on Rwanda with comments by Sehene. A historical chronology to 1994. http://www.benjaminsehene.com/index.htm
[Sembene] Ousmane Sembene, 1923-2007
The "father of African cinema" and writer. Born in Senegal.
Obituaries - BBC (June 10), Independent (London, June 13)
Professor Samba Gadjigo's web site (Mount Holyoke College) - Biography, filmography, bibliography, critical works, photographs, awards. See also Prof. Gadjigo's article on California Newsreel.
Profile
(with photograph) by Serigne Ndiaye, Fall 1998. On the Emory University, English Department, Postcolonial Studies web site. http://www.english.emory.edu/Bahri/Sembene.html
Profile from Pegasos - A literature related site in Finland.
Internet Movie Database entry

His films are distributed by Médiathèque des Trois Mondes (in French, also has a free short film on Sembene) and New Yorker Films.
[Senghor, Leopold Sedar] Académie de Lyon, Léopold Sédar SENGHOR
In French. Links to sites on Senghor, a bibliography of his works, bibliographies of works about Senghor (books, articles, theses) and a list of books / articles on negritude and African literature. From Académie de Lyon. http://www2.ac-lyon.fr/enseigne/lettres/senghor.html

Senghor died December 20, 2001. See the New York Times obituary, Dec. 21, 2001, A25.
[Serote, Mongane] Roland Collection of Films & Videos on Art Writers Talk: Ideas of Our Time - Mongane Serote
Video of the complete film interview with South African writer, Mongane Serote. Part of the Heinemann African Writers Festival. 38 minutes. Requires soundcard, speakers / headset. [KF] http://www.roland-collection.com/rolandcollection/literature/101/W029.htm
SIELEC, Société Internationale d’Etude des Littératures de l’Ere Coloniale
Full text articles. Profiles of writers. Publishes a journal, Cahiers; has the table of contents. SIELEC organizes conferences. "Par littératures de l’ère coloniale, nous entendons tous textes ou documents qui ont pu traiter du problème colonial, .......: Récits de voyages et d’exploration, romans inspirés par l’outre-mer, textes produits par les divers agents de la colonisation (administrateurs civils, militaires, missionnaires, enseignants, géographes et autres), textes et discours politiques, littérature de l’esclavage, rapports et relevés d’ethnologie, données d’anthropologie appliquée, littérature pour enfants, B.D. (de Tintin à Tarzan) manuels scolaires, cinéma colonial, iconographie coloniale (cartes postales et affiches), architecture néo-coloniale, musique, peinture (Delacroix, Matisse), etc." Based in Montpellier, France. http://www.sielec.net
Sierra Leone Writers Series (SLWS)
" launched in Sierra Leone on July 19, 2001. The vision of the SLWS is to provide an answer to the stubborn problem of the scarcity of books in Sierra Leone." Sells books, for each book provides author biography, description of the book, a review by an academic

Has "a database that comprises professionals in diverse fields living all over the world who have interests in Sierra Leone. Its main purpose is to enable a quick search by name, profession, schools and universities attended, etc." http://www.sl-writers-series.org/
Sigauke, Emmanuel - Wealth of Ideas
Literary blog by Zimbabwe writer Emmanuel Sigauke. Discusses many Afican writers and literary events, especially in Zimbabwe and California. Sigauke teaches at Cosumnes River College, Sacramento, CA. http://vasigauke.blogspot.com/
Simoes da Silva, Tony - Anglophone & Lusophone African Women's Writing
Illustrations by Malangatana. Bibliographies and biographies of the writers. Especially strong on Lusophone African women writers. Introduction to the Lusophone writers by Tony Simoes da Silva. Links to related sites such as literary journals. Based at the University of Exeter. [KF] http://www.ex.ac.uk/~ajsimoes/aflit/
Snyman, Gerrie - "Who am I?" The Body and Postcolonial Criticism
Includes a discussion of Ubuntu. In the e-journal, Queen, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2001. http://www.ars-rhetorica.net/Queen/Volume11/Articles/Snyman.html
SOAS Literary Review (London)
"OAS Literary Review is a journal of postgraduate research. It seeks to provide an international forum for research students working on the literatures of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. We welcome contributions on all aspects of postgraduate literary research including articles, translations, fieldwork commentaries , and book and media reviews." From the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Has full text articles. http://www.soas.ac.uk/soaslit/
South Africa Online - Poetry Page
Web sites from the South Africa Online directory service. Based in South Africa. http://www.southafrica.co.za/arts/poetry.html
South African Pen
"a non-political organisation representing writers of the world, defending free-expression" Covers South African issues. Based in Cape Town, South Africa. http://www.sapen.co.za/
South African Voices
"oral tales, histories, and poems from among the Nguni peoples: the Xhosa and Zulu in South Africa, the Swati in Swaziland, and the Ndebele in the southern part of Zimbabwe. Collected by Professor Harold Scheub, Department of African Languages and Literature, UW-Madison. From the late 1960s into the 1970s. Text is keyword searchable. Includes audio files. From the University of Wisconsin Library, Madison, Wisconsin. http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/SouAfrVc/
[Soyinka] Wole Soyinka Interview: Conversations with History; Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
"Writing, Theatre Arts and Political Activism" An interview with Soyinka. His background, writing, the theatre, as a political prisoner and activist. [KF] http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/Elberg/Soyinka/soyinka-con0.html
Soyinka, Wole - New York State Writers Institute, State Univ. of New York
Has a biography, some short articles about Soyinka. http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/soyinka.html
Soyinka, Wole - Nobel Prize Internet Archive
Not an official site. For Wole Soyinka has a photo, biography (which is not up-to-date), an excerpt from his work, results of an Alta Vista search, and any links about the person added by visitors to the site. Has a link to the official Nobel Foundation site and his 1986 Nobel lecture.. http://www.almaz.com/nobel/literature/1986a.html
Soyinka, Wole - Stanford Presidential Lectures &  Symposia
Biographical information, a bibliography, excerpts from his books, from interviews with Soyinka, and from reviews of his books, and links to internet resources on Soyinka. Prepared by William McPheron, Curator for American/British Literature, Stanford University library. Soyinka spoke Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 1998. Stanford Report article, Dec. 2, 1998. http://prelectur.stanford.edu/lecturers/soyinka/index.html
Soyinka, Wole - "Writing, Theatre Arts, and Political Activism"
A 1998 interview with Soyinka - his childhood, Yoruba culture, theatre, political imprisonment and activism. Also a video of the interview and biography. Part of the Conversations with History series from the Institute of International Studies, Univ. of California, Berkeley. [KF] http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/Elberg/Soyinka/soyinka-con0.html
Stanford University. Graphic Novel Project 2009 - Virunga
Graphic novel on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, created by Stanford University students. About the project. From the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts. http://www.stanford.edu/group/cwstudents/graphicnovel/virunga.html
Stanford University. Reference Works on African & Caribbean Literatures in European languages (with some exceptions)
Listing of print sources on African literature at Stanford University. Prepared by John Rawlings. http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/afrlit.html
Stanford University. Stanford Summer Theatre - Africa On Stage. June 25-August 20, 2007
"Africa On Stage—Let us tell you a story, Stanford Summer Theater (SST) offers an extensive look at the cultural and political impact of the West on Africa." Includes Tings Dey Happen (listen to an interview with the actor and director ). Accompanied by an eight-week film series. See also Stanford Report, June 13, 2007 article. http://www.stanford.edu/group/summertheater/
Story Time - Weekly Fiction by African Writers
"First published in June 2007, the weekly StoryTime online literary magazine publishes new fiction short stories, and book excerpts, by African writers exclusively. We also publish African Roar, an annual anthology selected from the best of StoryTime's short stories .....These stories are then further extensively workshopped by the African Roar editors with each author to bring about a final anthology. StoryTime is a registered serial publication: ISSN 2072-9359." http://publishyourstory.blogspot.com/
Summer Seminar for Teachers, 2007 July 9-27, Writing Africa: Comparative African & Western Palavers & Perspectives
Held at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Read, discuss texts by Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka (Nigerians) and Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghanaian) in relation to those of Joseph Conrad (British/Polish) and Barbara Kingsolver (American). Sponsored by NEH. http://www.chsbs.cmich.edu/writing%5Fafrica/
Swahili Forum (Mainz)
Published at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. Annual journal. Issues from 2003 are only online. Table of contents for older issues. No. 10, 2003 is "A Bibliography of Swahili Literature, Linguistics, Culture and History" by Thomas Geider (in Adobe pdf, 101 pages). http://www.uni-mainz.de/~ifeas/SwaFo/
Tales of Wonder - Richard Darsie
Has some African folktales. "Tales 1-4 are taken from The Magic Drum: Tales from Central Africa, by W. F. P. Burton. London: Methuen & Co., 1961. Tales 5-9 are taken from The Fire on the Mountain and Other Stories from Ethiopia and Eritrea, by Harold Courlander and Wolf Leslau,....New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1950." http://www.darsie.net/talesofwonder/
Thousands of Papers
Sells papers on African literature for $8.95 per page and custom written papers for $29.85 per page. Site maintained by The Paper Store, Jackson, NJ. http://www.termpapers-on-file.com/literature3.htm#africanliterature

To counter plagiarism there are sites such as plagiarism.org and TurnItIn. A good way to check copying from web sites is to paste passages into the Google search form. You can locate the exact same passages elsewhere on the web.
Tierno Bokar
Site for the play directed by Peter Brook adapted from Amadou Hampate Ba's book, Vie et enseignement de Tierno Bokar: le sage de Bandiagara. The U.S. premiere was at Columbia University. "Tierno Bokar (1875-1939) was a Sufi sage,... and a spiritual leader in his village in Mali. His clan, exponents of repeating a Sufi prayer 12 times, was embroiled in a debate with a rival clan that advocated repeating it 11 times, a debate that devolved into a conflict over power and leadership in the Tijani Sufi Order. Video clips and transcripts of interviews. Site at Columlbia University, New York city. [KF] http://www.tiernobokar.columbia.edu
Transition (New York)
Published by Soft Skull Press, New York city and the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Table of contents, article abstracts. "The original Transition got its start in Kampala, Uganda in 1961. The brainchild of a twenty-one-year-old writer of Indian descent named Rajat Neogy, it quickly became Africa’s leading intellectual magazine..." http://www.transitionmagazine.com/
UNESCO. Collection of African Copyright Laws
In English, French, Spanish. Full text of each country's copyright law, in Adobe pdf. http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php@URL_ID=14778&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=-471.html
UNESCO - Histoire générale de l’Afrique
In French. Published by UNESCO. In 8 volumes, with over 300 authors. Has the table of contents. http://www.unesco.org/culture/africa/

Has full text chapters from some volumes:
From Volume Seven
Chapitre 21 : Les arts en Afrique à l époque de la domination coloniale, by W. SOYINKA

From Volume Eight
Chapitre 19: Le développement de la littérature moderne, by A. A. MAZRUI, avec la collaboration de M. DE ANDRADE, M. A. ABDALOUI, D. P. KUNENE et J. VANSINA
Chapitre 20: Les arts et la société depuis 1935, by J. VANSINA
Unigwe, Chika
Afro-Belgian writer of Nigerian origin. Her work, "The Secret", was on the shortlist for the 2004 Michael Caine Prize for African Writing. Unigwe's biography, bibliography of works, full text of selected short stories, poems, articles. http://users.skynet.be/chikaunigwe/en_main.html and http://www.chikaunigwe.com
Union of Writers of the African Peoples, UWAP
Directory of links to African, Caribbean and Latin American writers, includes video clips of writers, a directory of African Literature Association members. An earlier site with the same name, created by Chad Allenbaugh, closed around 1997. [KF] http://www.mercynet.edu/faculty/morales/AfricanLiteratureResource/index.html
United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies
Holds its Second International Conference, April 26-28, 2002 at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California. Based at Bryant College, Smithfield, Rhode Island. http://web.bryant.edu/~usaclals/
University of Botswana. English Department. Language, Literature and the Discourse of HIV/AIDS in Africa, Conference, June 24-28, 2002, Gaborone
Includes a page about Botswana in general. http://bwenglish.tripod.com/
University of Florida - African Writers: Voices of Change
Biographical information on African writers prepared by Dan Reboussin, University of Florida, George Smathers Libraries. Includes Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Alex La Guma, Ezekiel Mphahlele, Alan Paton. Based in Gainesville, FL. [KF] http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/cm/africana/writers.htm
University of London. AHRB Centre for Asian and African Literatures
Founded October 2000, the Centre is a joint SOAS/UCL project which fosters research on general questions of theory and methodology for the study of Asian and African literatures. Offers seminar and public lecture series, project workshops, publishes a newsletter. The Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) was established in 1998 to support research in the arts and humanities in the U.K. Based in London. [KF] http://www.soas.ac.uk/literatures/
University of the Witwatersrand. Department of African Literature
The Dept. "was established in 1983 under Professor Es'kia Mphahlele." Information on courses, staff, the table of contents of their journal, Souvenir, article on poet & scholar Kgafela oa Magogodi, etc. Based at Wits (Johannesburg). http://www.wits.ac.za/fac/arts/african/home.html
 
Urhobo Waado, Urhobo Historical Society
The web site of the Society, formed in 1999, has proverbs in pidgin (youth affairs), names and naming practices, short stories, a series of lectures honoring Mukoro Mowoe by Professor Peter P. Ekeh, Professor Obaro Ikime, and others. Has links to sites about writer, Ben Okri. [KF] http://www.waado.org
Verba Africana: E-learning of African Languages and Oral Literatures: DVDs and Internet materials
"to document African oral genres (poems, narratives, songs etc.) for teaching and research." Coordinators are Daniela Merolla, Department of Languages and Cultures of Africa and Jan Jansen, Dept of Anthropology, Leiden University. http://www.africanliteratures.leidenuniv.nl/ or http://www.africanliteratures.leidenuniv.nl/index.php3?c=12
Voices, Wisconsin Review of African Languages Literatures
Published by the graduate students of the Department of African Languages & Literature, University of  Wisconsin, Madison. The first issue is May/June 1999. Katrina Daly Thompson is the Editor. http://african.lss.wisc.edu/all/voices/index.shtml
Volet, Jean-Marie, "Présentation des documents rassemblés dans ce dossier consacré au dernier livre d'Henri Lopes, "Le Lys et le Flamboyant"
In French. Article in the e-journal, Mots Pluriels, No. 7, 1998. Includes an interview with Henri Lopes by Jean-Luc Aka Evy (1997). http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/MotsPluriels/MP798jmvpres.html
Wagadu, Journal of Transnational Women's and Gender Studies
Online journal, several Africa-related articles - En-gendering Critical Spatial Literacy: Migrant Asante Women and the Politics of Urban Space, by Epifania Amoo-Adare; When Male Becomes Female and Female Becomes Male in Mande, by Kassim Kone; Mariama Bâ's Fictional World, by Siga Fatima Jagne. Based at SUNY at Cortland. http://web.cortland.edu/wagadu/index.html
Wainaina, Binyavanga - How to Write About Africa
"Always use the word 'Africa' or 'Darkness' or 'Safari' in your title. Subtitles may include the words 'Zanzibar', 'Masai', 'Zulu', 'Zambezi', 'Congo', 'Nile', 'Big', 'Sky', 'Shadow', 'Drum', 'Sun' or 'Bygone'. Also useful are words such as 'Guerrillas', 'Timeless', 'Primordial' and 'Tribal'. Note that 'People' means Africans who are not black, while 'The People' means black Africans." Article in Granta 92: The View from Africa. "Granta magazine publishes new writing—fiction, personal history, reportage and inquiring journalism..." http://www.granta.com/Magazine/92/How-to-Write-about-Africa/Page-1

See also the New York Times Book review, "A Writer's Beginnings in Kenya" by By ALEXANDRA FULLER, (August 14, 2011, p. 12) of his book, One Day I Will Write About This Place, (Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf Press, 2011).
Webb, Hugh - "Passionate Spaces : African Literature and the Post-Colonial Context"
Full text of the book. 237 pages. First published in 1991 by Postcolonial Press, Attadale, W. Australia. Includes a bibliography. On the site of Murdoch University, Centre for Research in Culture and Communication, African Cultural Studies. http://wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au/ReadingRoom/litserv/Webb/contents.html
Williams, Angela A. - "Mother Tongue: Interviews with Musaemura B. Zimunya and Solomon Mutswairo."
Full text article about "the implications of foreign languages, and specifically the English language, on the creative process and product of African poets" in The Journal of African Travel-Writing, Number 4, April 1998 (pp. 36-44). http://www.unc.edu/~ottotwo/mothertongue.html
Women's World. Organization for Rights, Literature and Development
Focuses on gender-based censorship and encourages the development of women's presses and journals. Board members include Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana), and Micere Githae Mugo (Kenya). Has the full text of "The Power of the Word: Culture, Censorhip and Voice" by Meredith Tax with Marjorie Agosin, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ritu Menon, Ninotchka Rosca, and Mariella Sala. Has an Africa Program. Provides advice on contracts, copyright, speaking engagements. Has articles such as "Women writing for their rights" by Gertrude Fester, "Talking About Feminism in Africa" by Amina Mama, Political Power: the Challenges of Sexuality, Patriarchy and Globalization in Africa" and "Radically Speaking: The Significance of the Women's Movement for Southern Africa" by Patricia McFadden, plus poetry and short stories. [KF] http://www.wworld.org/
World Literature Today (Norman, Oklahoma, Vol. 80, No. 5, Sept.-Oct. 2006)
Full text articles from the special section on Censorship in the 21st Century - Power Demons by Ngugi wa Thiong'o (an excerpt from his novel, Wizard of the Crow), Free Speech in Zimbabwe, by Brian Chikwava, and Zimbabwe's Battle for Press Freedom, by Andrew Meldrum. Review of Skinner's Drift, first novel of Lisa Fugard, daughter of Athol Fugard. Published at the Universityi of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. [KF] http://www.ou.edu/worldlit/
World Literature Written in English
Has the table of contents for Vol. 32-36 (1997). WLWE iis a "scholarly journal devoted to the study of literature in English and in the new englishes written throughout the world, and variously termed post-colonial or new literatures in English, Commonwealth literature, contact literature, global literature, or resistance literature." [KF] http://oldweb.northampton.ac.uk/ass/cul/wlwe/



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