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The African writers series (AWS) was established in 1962 to publish works by Black African authors for general readership in newly independent African nations. It covers fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and drama. AWS features major African authors of the post-independence period, alongside new editions of classic earlier texts, political writings, and new works by authors from the 1960s to the present.
Black Short Fiction and Folklore: African, African American, & Diaspora is the most comprehensive collection yet created of stories from Africa and the African Diaspora, offering short stories and folktales, ranging thematically from oral traditions that date back many hundreds of years to contemporary tales of modern life. In addition to these works, the database includes complete runs of selected literary magazines, such as Kyk-Over-Al and The Beacon. Black Short Fiction and Folklore from Africa and the African Diaspora features over 11,707 short stories and more than 81,955 pages.
Celebrates the many voices of women from Africa and the African Diaspora. Offering fiction, poetry, and essays from three continents and 20 countries; gives an unparalleled view of black women’s struggles through time. New content is uploaded on a biweekly basis, giving users immediate access to a steadily growing treasury of extraordinary writings. Currently features over 14,000 pages of poetry and prose.