African Literature Is a Country

Edited by Lily Saint and Bhakti Shringarpure.

Les études littéraires africaines devraient donner plus d'espace aux nombreux écrivains vivant sur le continent, dans les langues africaines.

Senegalese writer, Boubacar Boris Diop, on the problematic circuits of teaching African literature first legitimized in Europe in African universities

How do we decolonize African literature? AIAC talks about it with Bhakti Shringarpure and Lily Saint. Stream it live Tuesdays on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter. Subscribe to our Patreon for the podcast archive.

How African literature is taught reveals a depressing lack of knowledge concerning North African writers and their works.

What if you survey African literature professors to find out which works and writers are most regularly taught? Only a few canonical ones continue to dominate curricula.