African literature
African literature is literature of and from Africa and includes oral literature (or "orature", in the term coined by Ugandan scholar Pio Zirimu).As George Joseph notes in his chapter on African liter...
Algerian literature
Algerian literature has been influenced by many cultures, including the ancient Romans, Arabs, French and Spanish, as well as the indigenous people. The dominant languages in Algerian literature are F...
Burkinabé literature
Burkinabé literature grew out of oral tradition, which remains important. In 1934, during French occupation, Dim-Dolobsom Ouedraogo published his Maximes, pensées et devinettes mossi (Maximes, Thought...
Egyptian literature
Egyptian literature traces its beginnings to ancient Egypt and is some of the earliest known literature. Indeed, the Egyptians were the first culture to develop literature as we know it today, that is...
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Ge'ez language
Ge'ez (/ˈɡiːɛz/; ግዕዝ, Gəʿəz [ɡɨʕɨz]; also transliterated Gi'iz, and less precisely called Ethiopic) is an ancient South Semitic language that originated in Eritrea and the northern region of Ethiopia ...
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Kenyan literature
Kenyan literature describes literature which comes from the African country of Kenya. Kenya has a long oral and written literary tradition, primarily in English and Swahili, the two official languages...
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Malian literature
Mali has an extensive and well-known position within African literature.
The ruler of the Songhai Empire at the time, Askia the Great was a patron of literature. According to the 16th-century Moro...
Nigerian literature
Nigeria has produced many prolific writers. Many have won accolades for their work, including Daniel O. Fagunwa, Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Femi Osofisan, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Cyprian Ekwensi, Buchi Emech...
Rwandan literature
Rwandan literature is a literature both oral and written in Kinyarwanda, or French, particularly by citizens of Rwanda.
Rwanda's literary history is largely an oral one. The traditional texts w...
Senegalese literature
The Literature of Senegal is among the most important in West Africa. Most works are written in French, but there are also works in Arabic and Wolof.Senegalese literature has long been known worldwide...
Somalian literature
Somali literature refers to the literary tradition of Somalia. It ranges from Islamic poetry and prose produced by the region's scholars and Sheikhs of centuries past to works of fiction from contempo...
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South African literature
South African literature is the literature of South Africa, which has 11 national languages: Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Pedi, Tswana, Venda, SiSwati, Tsonga, and Ndebele.
Elleke Boehm...
Sudanese literature
There are records of Sudanese literature dating from 700 BCE in the Meroitic script, but it was not until the 16th and 17th centuries that a distinctive modern Sudanese literature began to appear.
Swahili literature
Swahili literature is, generally speaking, literature written in the Swahili language particularly by Swahili people of the East African coast and the neighboring islands. It may also refer to literat...
Tunisian literature
Tunisian literature exists in two forms: in French and in Arabic. Arabic literature in Tunisia dates to the 7th century, with the arrival of Arab civilization in the region. Arabic literature is more ...