African Crime Fiction

NAI library staff has compiled this web dossier to coincide with the event African Crime: Fiction and Facts held at the Institute on May 21 2015.

Selected texts

At NAI premises you have access to most texts mentioned below. Please check the availability at your campus in case you are at another location.

Primorac, R., & Africa Research Institute. (2011). Whodunnit in Southern Africa (Counterpoints). London: Africa Research Institute. http://www.africaresearchinstitute.org/files/counterpoints/docs/Whodunnit-in-Southern-Africa-DD2ORWVWLJ.pdf

Higginson, Pim. “Tortured Bodies, Loved Bodies: Gendering African Popular Fiction.” Research in African Literatures, 39, no. 4 (2008):133-146. http://repository.brynmawr.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=french_pubs

Naidu, S. (Ed.). (2013) Crime Fiction, South Africa [Special issue]. Current writing 2013:2 123-235

Special issue on South African crime fiction [Special Issue]. Scrutiny2 2014:1, 4-162

Michael Stanley (2015) Southern African Crime Fiction on the World Stage. Thu Jan 8 2015. Criminalelement.com, Thu Jan 8 2015. http://www.criminalelement.com/blogs/2015/01/southern-african-crime-fiction-on-the-world-stage-deadly-harvest-michael-stanley (Accessed 2015-05-05).

Gordon, Anthea (2013). Fiction So Popular, It's Criminal: The Rise of the Crime Novel in Africa. 23 sept 2013. ThinkAfricaPress.com, http://thinkafricapress.com/culture/popular-fiction-and-rise-crime-novel-africa-wa-ngugi-kenya-nigeria (accessed 2015-05-05)

Web resources

Crime Beat (South Africa)
Blog on African Crime Fiction mostly, updated occasionally. With publication lists and blog posts.
http://crimebeat.bookslive.co.za/blog/

Guide to African Crime Fiction Project
An online bibliography put together 2012 by Sarah Keil, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
http://libraries.iub.edu/guide-african-crime-fiction-project

Stellenbosch literary project SLIP
A platform to fast-track issues in South African literature and culture set up by Leon de Kock and Pieter Odendaal hosted by The Department of English at Stellenbosch University. Blog posts about crime fiction. http://slipnet.co.za/?s=crime+fiction

Who’s Who of South African Crime Writing
Short annotations about South African crime fiction writers
http://archive.today/5tbf8#selection-393.0-393.40

Published: 2015-05-13

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