African Crime Fiction
NAI library staff has compiled this web dossier to coincide with the event African Crime: Fiction and Facts held at the Institute on May 21 2015.
Literature in the NAI library and beyond
Quick links to titles in AfricaLit Plus. Links open in new window.
You can borrow the books directly when visiting us, or request an interlibrary loan through your local library (within the Nordics).
Browse selected Google Scholar lists of publications on the subject. Most publications are accessible through your campus:
At NAI premises you have access to most texts mentioned below. Please check the availability at your campus in case you are at another location.
Primorac, R., & Africa Research Institute. (2011). Whodunnit in Southern Africa (Counterpoints). London: Africa Research Institute. http://www.africaresearchinstitute.org/files/counterpoints/docs/Whodunnit-in-Southern-Africa-DD2ORWVWLJ.pdf
Higginson, Pim. “Tortured Bodies, Loved Bodies: Gendering African Popular Fiction.” Research in African Literatures, 39, no. 4 (2008):133-146. http://repository.brynmawr.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=french_pubs
Naidu, S. (Ed.). (2013) Crime Fiction, South Africa [Special issue]. Current writing 2013:2 123-235
Special issue on South African crime fiction [Special Issue]. Scrutiny2 2014:1, 4-162
Michael Stanley (2015) Southern African Crime Fiction on the World Stage. Thu Jan 8 2015. Criminalelement.com, Thu Jan 8 2015. http://www.criminalelement.com/blogs/2015/01/southern-african-crime-fiction-on-the-world-stage-deadly-harvest-michael-stanley (Accessed 2015-05-05).
Gordon, Anthea (2013). Fiction So Popular, It's Criminal: The Rise of the Crime Novel in Africa. 23 sept 2013. ThinkAfricaPress.com, http://thinkafricapress.com/culture/popular-fiction-and-rise-crime-novel-africa-wa-ngugi-kenya-nigeria (accessed 2015-05-05)
Crime Beat (South Africa)
Blog on African Crime Fiction mostly, updated occasionally. With publication lists and blog posts.
Guide to African Crime Fiction Project
An online bibliography put together 2012 by Sarah Keil, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
Stellenbosch literary project SLIP
A platform to fast-track issues in South African literature and culture set up by Leon de Kock and Pieter Odendaal hosted by The Department of English at Stellenbosch University. Blog posts about crime fiction. http://slipnet.co.za/?s=crime+fiction
Who’s Who of South African Crime Writing
Short annotations about South African crime fiction writers