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African Studies Resources

Guide to resources and services of the Herskovits Library of African Studies


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Journal Search allows you to search by journal title and gives you the option to view journals in a category. For example, for this course, you would choose Languages and Literatures category and subcategory African Languages and Literatures. 

You can also Browse publications by title or author.

Locating/browsing publications in stacks/shelves

For Dewey Decimal call numbers, check the 800s:Literature located on 5th floor South. Example: David Maillu's For Mbatha and Rebeka is call no. Herskovits Library - 5 South 823.914 M221f

For Library of Congress call numbers, check the class P - Language and Literature and subclasses for details. These will be found on 5th Floor East. 

Note that Library of Congress classification is by subject. For example,  a text like Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. We Should All Be Feminists. New York: Anchor Books, 2015, is  HQ1815.5 .A653 2015. HQ covers - Family. Marriage. Women

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Use Publications search when the title of a publication is known. 

Use Browse for a list of authors in the collection. 

Francophone Africa authors

  • Barry, Mariama – Senegal/Guinea. 
  • *Bessora - Gabon 
  • Beti, Mongo - Cameroon. 
  • Beyala, Calixthe -Cameroon 
  • Bugul, Ken -Sénégal 
  • Bâ, Mariama - Sénégal 
  • Ben Jelloun, Tahar - Morocco. 
  • Boudjedra, Rachid - Algeria 
  • Bouraoui, Nina - Algeria.  
  • Camara, Laye - Guinea 
  • Chedid, Andrée - Egypt. 
  • Chraïbi, Driss - Morocco.  
  • Dib, Mohammed - Algeria 
  • Diome, Fatou - Sénégal 
  • Diop, Boubacar Boris - Sénégal.  
  • Djaout, Tahar - Algeria. 
  • Djebar, Assia - Algeria.  
  • Fall, Aminatta Sow - Sénégal 
  • Khadra, Yasmina - Algeria. Real name, Mohammed Moulessehoul.  
  • Khatibi, Abdelkebir - Morocco.  
  • Mabanckou, Alain - Congo 
  • Meddeb, Abdelwahab - Tunisia.  
  • Memmi, Albert - Tunisia 
  • Mimouni, Rachid - Algeria. 
  • Miano, Léonora - Cameroon. 
  • Mokeddem, Malika - Algeria 
  • Ndiaye, Marie - Sénégal. 
  • Sebbar, Leila - Algeria  
  • Sembène, Ousmane - Sénégal. 
  • Senghor, Léopold Sédar - Sénégal 
  • Tadjo, Véronique - Ivory Coast. 
  • Waberi, Abdourahman - Djibouti. 
  • Werewere-Liking - Cameroon