African novels at the ASC

Interested in African novels? Take a look at the African literature collection of the African Studies Centre (ASC) in Leiden. This site lists African literature about a specific country in the library catalogue of the ASC. This unique collection of 10.000 titles includes novels, short stories, poetry and drama. Here are some examples of remarkable African novels available in the ASC library.

Every week an ASC acquisition list is published. In this way you can stay informed about new titles. The list not only includes novels but also (free) electronic documents, journal articles, books, films and radio programmes and abstracts, when available. For more information, see: http://www.ascleiden.nl/content/new-titles
 

Available online:

The fishermen / Chigozie Obioma

http://opc-ascl.oclc.org/PPN?PPN=393804852
Open access online: Chapter 1 (PDF)

This novel of the Nigerian writer is shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize

A heart to mend. A romance / Myne Whitman

http://opc-ascl.oclc.org/PPN?PN=39619043X
Open access online (PDF)

La marche aveugle / Sokhna Benga

http://opc-ascl.oclc.org/PPN?PPN=397023642
Open access online

Note: The ASC library has 13 novels of Sokhna Benga in the collection. Take a look: http://opc-ascl.oclc.org/DB=3/TTL=1/REL?PPN=267641974

Picture: portrait of Sokhna Benga

Bart Nel, de opstandeling / J. van Melle

http://opc-ascl.oclc.org/PPN?PPN=324167881
Open access online

Available in hard copy:

La balade du sabador. Roman / Sokhna Benga

http://opc-ascl.oclc.org/PPN?PPN=289001889

Telling our own stories. Poems by Rwandan youth 20 years after the genocide / Youth Literacy Organisation

http://opc-ascl.oclc.org:1080/PPN?PPN=375556362

Cache-cache d’amour / Koné Fibla

http://opc-ascl.oclc.org/PPN?PPN=317581783

Theater in Sierra Leone. Five popular plays / ed. by Iyunolu Osagie

http://opc-ascl.oclc.org/PPN?PPN=333264703

La légende de l'assassin. Roman / Kangni Alem

http://opc-ascl.oclc.org/PPN?PPN=393523594