African Literature

Discover and discuss prominent and outstanding works in African literature.



African Literature - An Introduction
A look at the beginnings of African literature from the time it was first recognized and acknowledged, to its gradual development, including mentions of well known authors of the sub-genre.

African Lit - The Folklore
A look at the African folklore, a part of oral literature in Africa that were made up of wildly entertaining tales, also meant to be highly educational and disciplinary as well.

Book Review - Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah features Ifemelu, a Nigerian teenage girl who migrates to the U.S. to seek a better life. She leaves behind a boyfriend with whom she had fallen hopelessly in love, and who loved her back just as much. Read on for the full review!

Chinua Achebe - A Literary Warrior
Chinua Achebe was a true legend; a human literary phenomenon. His death was greatly felt all over the world, as the realization hit home that we had indeed lost a true hero. Read on to know about this great man.

Literature and the History of Apartheid
Some of us may or may not be familiar with the term 'apartheid', its meaning, significance and history. This article gives a little insight and history about apartheid and its mark in the literary world.

Top 5 African Literary Classics
Quite a lot of African literature classics have become very well-known globally, as readers from all over the world are recognizing the themes that they portray for the striking works that they are. Check out which books make the top 5 classics in African literature!star