Works of Criticism
The Cambridge history of African and Caribbean literature / edited by F. Abiola Irele and Simon Gikandi. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
African theatre for development: art for self-determination / edited by Kamal Salhi. Exeter : Intellect, 1998.
Facts, fiction, and African creative imaginations / edited by Toyin Falola and Fallou Ngom. New York : Routledge, 2009.
Companion encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African film / edited by Oliver Leaman. London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Language and Literature
African Language Materials Archive -- Literary works
African Language Materials Archive -- Language learning materials, including video
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