Resources for Studying African Literature
The sources on this guide are meant to provide background information and context for students of African literature - biographical information about authors and historical figures; criticism of works of literature; information on historical events;  insight into cultural practices, etc.
About Authors & Literature
Literature Resource Center
Full-text database that includes author biographies and work overviews, literary criticism, and indexed books, essays, and articles on world literature.

**Titles in Main Reference are located on the main level of Mudd.**

Encyclopedia of African literature
Main Reference      PL8010 .E63 2003  

Postcolonial African Writers:  A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook

Main Reference      PL8010 .P585 1998

Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Literatures in English
Main Reference      PR9080.A52 E53 2005  vols. 1  - 3

Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies
Main Reference      PN849.U43 E53 2001
About African Culture, History & Politics
New Encyclopedia of Africa (2008)
For information about key figures; cities and countries, with sections for geography and economy, society and cultures, history and politics; essays on colonial policies and practices, colonialism and imperialism; boundaries, and more

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life vols. 1 - 5 (2009)
Covers cultural groups around the world; organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more

Encyclopedia of Africa
Main Reference      DT3 .E53 2010  vol. 1 - 2

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

Main Reference      DT14 .I74 2010  vols. 1 - 2

Encyclopedia of African History and Culture
Main Reference      DT3 .P27 2001  vols. 1 - 3

**Titles in Main Reference are located on the main level of Mudd.**


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