The library has a special collection of contemporary African fiction in the form of novels, short stories, poetry, drama, and books for children and young adults. The collection consists of approximately 3000 titles that are mainly in English, French, Portuguese and Swedish, although other languages are also represented.
Access to different sources is given here. 100 vägar till Afrika (In Swedish) is a website based on the book of the same title, written by Barbro Norström Rideaus. It is a guide to African fiction. Also found here are a number of literature lists compiled by librarians at the Nordic Africa Institute.
All fiction can be searched for in our library catalogue, AfricaLit.
To search for a specific author or book title:
To search for fiction from a particular country:
To search for fiction published in a specific language:
To browse for authors according to country:
African Writers Series is available via the NAI library and Uppsala University Campus. AWS offers modern African literature incl. almost 200 volumes of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fictional prose.
The Swedish website Världslitteratur.se (formerly macondo.nu) has biographies of authors, presentations of novels, poetry and short stories from different African countires, translated into Swedish. (In Swedish)
The Swedish Östgötabibliotek focuses on Africa and tips about fiction, music, movies, and more from Africa. (In Swedish)