The Nobel Prize in Literature and Africa 2011

The Nordic Africa Institute library staff has compiled this web dossier to coincide with the announcement of 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Algerian writer Assia Djebar is a top candidate for the prize this year. But also the Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Chinua Achebe of Nigeria, as well as Nuruddin Farah of Somalia are recognized among the candidates.

Assia Djebar

Web links and selected on line articles

Nuruddin Farah

Web links and selected on line articles

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Web links and selected on line articles

Literature in the library

The Nordic Africa Institute library has a special collection of contemporary African fiction. The collection consists of approximately 3.000 titles that are mainly in English, French, Portuguese and Swedish. All books can be ordered on interlibrary loans within the Nordic countries.

Use the quick links below to locate titles dealing with topics of interest in the library catalogue, AfricaLit. The lists consist of literature - books and articles - in the form of fiction, non-fiction/factual information and official publications, as well as of other material.

See our web page on fiction in the Nordic Africa Institute library,

Former Laureates from Africa

1986 Wole Soyinka, Nigeria
Find titles on and by Wole Soyinka in the library collection.
Read about the author on the official site of the Nobel Price in Literture, http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1986/index.html.

1988 Naguib Mahfouz, Egypt
Find titles on and by Naguib Mahfouz in the library collection.
Read about the author on the official site of the Nobel Price in Literture, http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1988/index.html.

1991 Nadine Gordimer, South Africa
Find titles on and by Nadine Gordimer in the library collection.
Read about the author on the official site of the Nobel Price in Literture, http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1991/index.html.

Interview with Nadine Gordimer at the Göteborg Book Fair 2010, http://afrikaharordet-2010.cmm.creo.se/fredag/nadine_gordimer.

2003 J. M. Coetzee, South Africa
Find titles on and by J. M. Coetzee in the library collection.
Read about the author on the official site of the Nobel Price in Literture, http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2003/.

More web links

This is a selection of websites dealing with 'Literature in Africa'. Many more items are available online on websites and in discussion forums. More links related to this topic are found in the link collection A Guide to Africa on the Internet

African Literature on the Internet

African literature and writers on the internet, from African Studies Internet Resources, Columbia University African Collection, Stanford Libraries.

LITAF - Littérature africaine francophone

A bibliographical database on francophone literature from Africa south of Sahara. A project affiliated with Centre d'Etude d'Afrique Noire de Bordeaux, France.

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