AFR – Africa

TAS Research on Relevant African Authors

Achebe, Chinua

Coetzee, John Maxwell

Dangor, Achmat

Fugard, Athol

Mphahlele, Es’kia

Nortje, Arthur Kenneth

Osundare, Niyi

P’Bitek, Okot

Ramgobin, Mewa

Sam, Agnes

Soyinka, Wole


African Maps
Special Collection of the University of Florida Digital Collection

Animated Atlas of African History
This map gives a year-by-year presentation of selected themes in the history of Africa between 1879 and 2002. Meagre explanations and annotations; the flash animation, however, is an excellent tool for illustrating geoplotical developments.



 Internet Africa History Sourcebook (Paul Halsall/Fordham University)
Webportal for various historical documents on Africa, including ancient Egypt, the period of colonization, struggle for independence and documents from modern Africa.

University of Washington Library. History: Africa
Links to useful databases and electronic and print resources for researching the history of Africa.

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections: African Studies
The African Studies Collection brings together primary and secondary resources; research and teaching materials created by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable items related to this field held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries.

Dane Kennedy. “Cultural Encounters. Burton, Speke and African Exploration” Empire Online.

Conversation with History: African Voices
Recordings of interviews with leading thinkers on issues of African history and politics.


PBS: Africans in America
America’s journey through slavery is presented in four parts. For each era, you’ll find a historical Narrative, a Resource Bank of images, documents, stories, biographies, and commentaries, and a Teacher’s Guide.

Asians in Africa
Website of a research project at Rotterdam University on the history of Asian migration to Africa.

Indians in South Africa
Rastogi, Pallavi.  Afrindian Fictions : Diaspora, Race, and National Desire in South Africa. Ohio State University Press, Aug 2008.

South Africa

South Africa History Online
Mulit-faceted, non-partisan portal on South African history. Contains biographies, timelines, and well-structured information on political, cultural and social issues.

David Fanning, prod. The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela. PBS, 1999
Website of the documentary with background information, interviews and a teacher’s guide.
Wach the full documentary on google video


Greg Barker. Ghosts of Rwanda. PBS, 2004
PBS Website of the documentary on the genocide with background information and a teacher’s guide.
Watch the full documentary on you tube:
part 1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Research Portals

Africa South of the Sahara – University of Stanford
Selected internet sources on all areas of African studies (African Diaspora, HistoryLiterature, Maps …)

African Digital Library
The African Digital Library (ADL) is a collection of electronic books (eBooks) that can be accessed and used free-of-charge by any person living on the African continent. (Website) The library can also be accessed from abroad.

African Studies Centre (Leiden University)
Portal to research resources
Collection of Bibliographic Databases

African Studies Abstracts Online

Internet Library Sub-Saharan Africa (ILISS)
The library offers access to scholarly relevant resources for African studies, and searches databases, websites and library catalogues.

OLC-SSG Afrika Südlich der Sahara
Bibliography that surveys around 170 journals on Africa.


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