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African Street Literature and the Future of Literary Form
The Nordic Africa Institute.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9046-8587
The Nordic Africa Institute.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7945-785X
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of English.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8462-4616
2019 (English)In: African research & documentation, ISSN 0305-862X, no 134, p. 12-21Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This text is about an ongoing research project about contemporary African literature that circulates outside the infrastructures of the global book market. The researchers involved in the project are based at Uppsala University, Sweden, and collaborate closely with librarians at the Nordic Africa Institute where a small collection of ephemeral, often self-published texts is being established. This collection is a part of the book collection at the Nordic Africa Institute’s library, but can be accessed as a sub-collection in the library catalogue. The article is co-authored by one of the researchers and two of the librarians and is organized into two main sections: one is written from the perspective of the researchers who collect and study the material. This section outlines the project, its scope, general research questions and how texts have been collected. The second part is written from the perspective of the librarians, presents some of the possibilities and challenges involved in cataloguing the material and the ways in which it differs from the rest of the library collection.

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2019. no 134, p. 12-21
Keywords [en]
Africa, Literature, Publishing, Libraries, African Street Literature, Emergent form, Literary methodology
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Specific Literatures
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-2316OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-2316DiVA, id: diva2:1341836
Conference
SCOLMA Conference 2018: "Things come together?: Literary archives from, in and for Africa", Birmingham, 10 September 2018.
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African Street Literatures
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Based on a paper presented at the SCOLMA 2018 conference.

Available from: 2019-08-12 Created: 2019-08-12 Last updated: 2019-10-29Bibliographically approved

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