Pearls from the collections
Exhibition at the NAI library starts May 7th
A new exhibition at the NAI library showcases images of Africa through fiction, art, maps and prints. The exhibition opens on Monday May 7th at 4 p.m and is open to all.
The 60-year old masterpiece by Amos Tutuola 'The Palm-Wine drinkard' and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead´s Town' is one of the exhibition´s central items. This was the first novel from West Africa written in English. Tutuola draws on oral folk tales but also sows the seeds of modern African literature.
The NAI library has access to the African Writers Series, a data base containing 250 volumes of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction.