12 October 2011

New e-Resource - African Writers Series

A Question of Power: Bessie Head
© ProQuest
We have recently acquired permanent online access to the African Writers Series database.

It includes over 250 volumes of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fictional prose, including works by Achebe, Biko, Emecheta, Gordimer, Head, Lessing, Mandela, etc.

Between 1962-2003, Heinemann published key texts covering the whole historical range of modern African literature, and this collection forms the African Writers Series database.

Content includes work by all the major authors of this period, classic earlier texts and new writing, giving the collection a unique importance in the history of postcolonial writing. Much of the content is out of print. 

African Writers Series is accessed through Literature Online (LION), and can be cross-searched with the other LION databases.

Links into the individual titles are being added to SAULCAT, the Library catalogue.

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