African literature

African literature, Sub-Saharan African literature, African writers and poets, journals, themes; a list of websites

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African Journals Online
African Journals OnLine (AJOL) is the world’s largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.

African literature links, resources. 
From South of the Sahara.

African Literature and Writers on the Internet
African Literature Association, 30th Anniversary Conference.

African writers by country.
Wikipedia entries.

AfricanWriter.com
African Writers, Literature and Ideas: New Prose, Poetry, Drama, Essays, Interviews, Photos and Discourse.

African literature, Wikipedia entry.

African Studies: African Literature
H-AFRLITCINE, a discussion list dealing with African Literature and Cinema and is affiliated with the African Literature Association.

African literature – papers and essays.

African Literature Association

African Writers Series
A celebrated selection of literature from Africa.
The African Writers Series is a wide-ranging series offering your students stories, poetry, biographical writings and essays from across Africa.

Les Amis de la Joie par les Livres
Centre national de la littérature pour la jeunesse

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Black Girl International

Book Aid International
Book Aid believes that everyone should have the opportunity to read. Access to books gives people the chance to shape their own futures. They exist to help more people discover the joy of reading and the opportunities it can bring.

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Journals *

African Journals Online
A directory of scholarly African journals.

Itch
Itch is a South African born, internationally relevant online/offline periodical featuring established and up and coming literary talent, as well as a variety of visual and multimedia work.
Submissions are loosely categorized as MetaText (non-fiction, essays, polemic, book reviews and more), SubText (narrative, short stories, plays and more), PreText (poetry, experimental writing, sound art and more) and NonText (graphics, drawings, photography, film, animation and more).

Litnet
A South African literary journal.

Poetry International
South African poets.

Southern Rain Poetry
An online literary journal

StoryTime New Fiction Blog and Journal
The StoryTime African New Fiction FreEzine, provides a free weekly magazine showcasing the works of some of the hottest new African fiction writers.

Sweet Magazine
A literary journal.

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Languages of Africa.World Language Resources
Software products for African languages such as Masona.

Links. Comprehensive directory of African literary websites.

Littérature africaine francophone (LITAF)

Livres d’Afrique et des Disasporas

Nigeria *

Wole Soyinka
A biography of the Nobel Literature Laureate 1986.
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Poetry *

African Poetry Links

Badilisha Poetry X-Change
Based in Cape Town, this website is creating an online audio archive of the work of African master poets across the continent, some of whom recite rather than record their work in book form, so the site is doing valuable work in preserving and archiving oral traditions.

Francophone African Poets in English Translations

Publishers’ Association of Africa

Publishers’ Association of South Africa

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South African literature *

South Africa. Cape Town and Western Cape Poets, 
from Cape Town University. University of Cape Town Poetry Web.

South African Literature on the Internet
Brians, Paul – African Literature Study Guides

A list of South African writers, from Wikipedia.

Litnet
A South African literary journal.

Poetry International
South African poets.

Southern Rain Poetry
An online literary journal

Sweet Magazine
A literary journal.

Athol Fugard, Wikipedia entry. 

Contemporary South African Writers

André Brink

André Brink Blog

J. M. Coetzee at the Nobel Prize Internet Archive

J. M. Coetzee
The New York Times Archives

Athol Fugard, Wikipedia entry. 

Nadine Gordimer
Wikipedia

Smith, Wilbur. Wilbur Smith
Wikipedia entry.

StoryTime New Fiction Blog and Journal
The StoryTime African New Fiction FreEzine, provides a free weekly magazine showcasing the works of some of the hottest new African fiction writers.

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Uganda *

Uganda Books and Literature
Ugandan books and literature, with articles on Ugandan authors and writers.

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Women writers from Senegal, Zaire, South Africa, Nigeria.
A Celebration of Women Writers

African Writers *

See also:
List of African writers by country, from Wikipedia.

Gordimer, Nadine *

Nadine Gordimer. Wikipedia

Nadine Gordimer

Contemporary Writers.com

Nadine Gordimer. Guardian Books 

Nadine Gordimer. Nobel Prize Archive

Lessing, Doris *

Doris Lessing. A Retrospective

Doris Lessing. Wikipedia entry.

Doris Lessing. Nobel Prize Archives

Okri, Ben *

A Ben Okri interview.

Ben Okri. Contemporary Writers

Ben Okri. Introduction and overview.

Ben Okri. Talking with Ben Okri.

Saro-Wiwa, Ken *

Ken Ken Saro-Wiwa. Wikipedia

Soyinka, Wole *

Wole Soyinka. Nobel Prize Archives

Wole Soyinka. Overview.


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