Our special collection of contemporary African fiction comprises approximately 3600 titles: novels, short stories, poetry, drama, and books for children and young adults. Mainly in English, French, Portuguese and Swedish.
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Keywords (countries etc.) are all in English.
Lists compiled by NAI
All titles included in the lists can be found in the NAI library collections.
|Theme/country (lists are in PDF format)||Updated||Titles in|
|African crime fiction||2015||en|
|Kenya||2014||en + sw|
|South Africa||2014||en + sw|
|Tanzania||2014||en + sw|
|Novels/short stories by African authors translated into Swe.||2014||sw|
|African lit. translated into in Swe. for children and young adults||2009||sw|
Lists by others
Some titles in these lists are in the NAI library collections, but not all.
|One hundred books from Africa||African Writing Online|
|An African Reading List||Bookriot|
|50 Books By African Women That Everyone Should Read 1||Gateway for Africa|
|50 Books By African Women That Everyone Should Read 2||Bookshy|
|50 Books By African Men That Everyone Should Read 1||Gateway for Africa|
|50 Books By African Men That Everyone Should Read 2||Bookshy|
|African Sf: Introduction||Paradoxa|
|African science fiction 1||Bookshy|
|African science fiction 2||Bookshy|
|100 African Writers of SFF (science fiction and fantasy)||TOR.com|
Blogs, magazines etc.
AfricanWriter.com — "contributions exclusively from/about African writers (and writing) at home and abroad"; Badilisha Poetry X-Change — "the largest online collective of African poets on the planet"; Bakwa Magazine — "a magazine of cultural criticism"; Book Dash — team-created African stories for children, in local languages, free to download; Bookshy — "contemporary African literature"; Brittle paper — Virtual space/station for reinventing African fiction and literary culture. By Ainehi Edoro, Duke University (USA); Flash Fiction Ghana — "the best flash fiction from Ghana"; ImageNations — "promoting African Literature"; InZync poetry sessions — part of SLiP, the Stellenbosch Literary Project, and its "discursive platforms where creative literary practices can be shared and engaged with"; Jalada — A pan-African writers' collective publishing literature by African authors in online anthologies; Kalahari review — An African-centric magazine interested in material exploring Africa and Africans in unique and avant-garde ways; Kinna Reads — "books, reading and world literature"; Klorofyl — An online magazine, with a focus on literary and graphic art, and the lives of young Africans; Lawino — Lawino is an electronic magazine started by writers, to promote writing from Africa, with particular focus on Uganda; Mosaic — Explores the literary arts by writers of African descent, and features interviews, essays, and book reviews; Naija Stories — promoting Nigerian fiction; The Naked Convos — blog/community with a fiction section; Omenana — "speculative fiction from writers across Africa and the African Diaspora"; Saraba — website and publication representing emerging writers from Nigeria and Africa; Word n Sound — South African spoken word project; Words are Work — literary blog/community;
Resources for reading groups and others
Read by upper secondary school students
Books read and reviewed by upper secondary school students. In Swedish.