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African Street Literature and the Future of Literary Form
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).
2019 (English)In: African research & documentation, 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 Languages Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-75682OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-75682DiVA, id: diva2:1369671
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Based on a paper presented at the SCOLMA 2018 conference.

Available from: 2019-11-12 Created: 2019-11-12 Last updated: 2019-11-12

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