Some 4.000 titles contemporary African fiction, mainly in English, French, Portuguese and some in Swedish. Novels, short stories, poetry, drama, and books for children and young adults.
In our collections
- Country + author, fiction, novels, short stories, poetry, plays, children's literature, juvenile literature, science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction.
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- Keywords (countries etc.) are all in English.
Lists compiled by us
Selections of fiction titles found in the NAI library collections. Lists in PDF format.
PDFs coming soon.
- Geographically: Algeria | Botswana | Kenya | Namibia | Nigeria | North Africa | South Africa | Tanzania | Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe
- Thematically: Cartoons | Crime | Juvenile (in Swedish)
- 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"
- Reading Zimbabwe — digital platform on Zimbabwean literatures (not only fiction)
- Saraba — website and publication representing emerging writers from Nigeria and Africa
- Science Fiction & Fantasy South Africa (SFFSA) — club for sf and fantasy fans, incl. the fanzine Probe
- Takam Tikou — Online journal on children´s literature, from National library in France (in French)
- Word n Sound — South African spoken word project
- Words are Work — literary blog/community
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 — What's on Africa
- 50 Books By African Women That Everyone Should Read 2 — Bookshy
- 50 Books By African Men That Everyone Should Read 1 — What's on 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
Our separate website "100 vägar till Afrika" was taken down March 22, 2018
Instead we refer to the freely downloadable full text version of the book (in Swedish only):
- 100 vägar till Afrika. En introduktion till modern afrikansk skönlitteratur / Barbro Norström Ridæus, 2003.
The website from 2003 was based on the book 100 vägar till Afrika. En introduktion till modern afrikansk skönlitteratur written by Barbro Norström Ridæus and published by The Nordic Africa Institute in 1995, and in a revised online edition 2003. Would you like to see what the website looked like, visit Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://nai.uu.se/hundra_vagar/startsida.html
For the Africa-themed Göteborg Book Fair 2010 NAI published the book Africa has the floor, portraying all participating African.
Introductions by Henning Mankell and Véronique Tadjo.