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Africa in Literature and Film

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Africa - In Literature
Africa - In Motion Pictures
Fiction - African Influences

Films and Documentaries

Swank Digital Campus
Digital access to feature films and documentaries that Rutgers instructors are using in their courses this year. Content will change from semester to semester. Titles currently available include:
  • Black Panther
  • Coming to America
  • Kanopy
    A broad selection of streaming documentaries, independent and foreign films, classics, and feature films.
    Academic Video Online
    More than 60,000 streaming videos with transcripts on issues worldwide. Includes documentaries, news reels, oral histories, speeches, and interviews.

    The Rutgers Libraries also have individual titles available for streaming:

    La Ultima Cena/The Last Supper
    1976. Rutgers-restricted access

    Encyclopedias

    Dictionary of African Filmmakers
    Roy Armes. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2008. Rutgers-restricted Access
    Encyclopedia of African Literature
    Simon Gikandi. New York, Routledge, 2003.
    Almost 700 entries on individuals, major literary movements, regional literary traditions, literary genres, themes, and publishing institutions. Entries include lists for further reading. Rutgers-restricted Access
    Student Encyclopedia of African Literature
    G.D. Killam and Alicia L. Kerfoot. Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 2008.
    About 600 entries on writers, genres, and major works. Rutgers-restricted Access
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