independence days – special links on ilissAfrica

Celebrate with ilissAfrica the 50th anniversary of independence. 17 states in Africa became independent. You will find more books, articles and weblinks with two special links on ilissAfrica. Try also other searches e.g. with “50 years”.

For the German community we also recommend the Virtuelle Afrika-Vitrine of Frankfurt University Library’s Africa Department.

New German book series – young writers from Africa

The German “Wunderhorn Verlag” publishes a new series of contemporary African literature in German. It is a courageous endeavour to translate young writers from Africa.

The first titles are

  • Lebogang Mashile: Töchter von morgen – Gedichte (2010) [In a Ribbon of Rhythm, 2005]
  • K. Sello Duiker: Die stille Gewalt der Träume  (2010) [The Quiet Violence of Dreams«, 2002]

There will be published three books a year, the next one of Shimmer Chinodya…

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