Friday, 13 January 2012

African Literary Awards Database

Highlighting today an interesting and useful resource produced by the Library at Indiana Univeristy, Bloomington, the African :Literary Awards Database.

Each year dozens of works written by African writers and works about Africa win prestigous international and national literary and scholarly prizes. The African Studies section of the Libray at Indiana University has produced a database, which is the first attempt to gather a comprehensive list of African literary awards and their laureates. It is constantly being expanded by the addition of recent prize-winners and historical literary awards. The  initial focus is on Sub-Saharan Africa, but it is intended to eventually cover the entire continent.

This database provides information about awards in an easy-to-search format. You may search by an award, title, or author. Clicking a "search" button without entering information in a search box will return a full list. Complete bibliographical information for the original published edition of each work is only available through title searches.

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