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African Writers Series

Contains digitized images and sounds related to Africa studies contributed over the years to the African Studies Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Useful for finding primary sources.

Publication Details

  • Time-span 1962 - present
  • Subscription Type SUBSCRIPTION
  • Publisher Heinemann Educational, ProQuest
  • Notes
    • African Literature
  • Resource Types E-Books and E-Texts
  • Description A collection of over 300 full-text major African literary titles of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fictional prose. For over 40 years, Heinemann's African Writers Series published the key texts of modern African literature. It has a unique importance in the history of postcolonial writing. It includes works by Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo, Steve Biko, Buchi Emecheta, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Nelson Mandela, Dambudzo Marechera, Christopher Okigbo, Okot p'Bitek and Tayeb Salih and other well-known and not-so-well-known authors. Each work is fully searchable for textual analysis. The collection also provides a full gallery of book covers. A wide geographic range is also represented: most of the works come from English-speaking countries in Western, Southern, and Eastern Africa, but there are also a number of volumes translated from French (from Cameroon and Cote d'Ivoire) or Portuguese (from Mozambique).