The Nobel Prize in Literature 2012 and Africa

The Nordic Africa Institute library staff has compiled this web dossier to coincide with the announcement of 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Kenyan writer  Ngugi wa Thiong'o is a top candidate for the prize this year. But also  Chinua Achebe  of Nigeria, as well as Nuruddin Farah  of Somalia and Assia Djebar from Algeria are recognized among the candidates.

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Web links and selected on line articles

Chinua Achebe

Web links and selected on line articles

Assia Djebar

Web links and selected on line articles

Nuruddin Farah

Web links and selected on line articles

  • Nuruddin Farah biography and faculty page at European Graduate School with bibliography, lectures, videos quotes, http://www.egs.edu/faculty/nuruddin-farah/biography/.
  • Faculty page at University of Minnesota with oilnks to publications where Nuruddin Farah holds the Winton Chair in Liberal Arts, http://english.umn.edu/faculty/profile.php?UID=nfarahha.
  • Google Books, http://www.google.co.uk/.
  • Interviews Google videos, http://www.google.co.uk/.
  • Nuruddin Farah interviewed at the Göteborg Book Fair 2010, http://afrikaharordet-2010.cmm.creo.se/.
  • 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

    Literature in the ASC Library

    You can also extend your search to the collection of the African Studies Centre (ASC) in the Netherlands All books can be ordered on interlibrary loans.

    Use the quick links below to locate titles dealing with topics of interest in the  ASC library catalogue.

    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.

    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.

    http://www.litaf.cean.org/index.html

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