The Africa Book Link is a newsletter, primarily announcing new and forthcoming African literature, drama and criticism.

Secondly, it announces conferences and highlights the latest articles, interviews and bookreviews related to African literature, drama or criticism.

Finally, it aims to publish its own book reviews regularly. If you want to write one for the Africa Book Link, please send an email to:

The Africa Book Link appears two times a year: in Spring and in Fall.

 It is the storyteller who makes us what we are, who creates history. The storyteller creates the memory that the survivors must have – otherwise their surviving would have no meaning.

Chinua Achebe

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Editor Africa Book Link

Gilbert Braspenning
Gilbert BraspenningEditor Africa Book Link

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Daniela Merolla
Prof. Dr. Daniela MerollaProf. Berber literature and art, Institut National de Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris
Dr. Julius-Adeoye Rantimi Jays
Dr. Julius-Adeoye Rantimi JaysRedeemer’s University, Nigeria
Dr. Elisabeth Bekers
Dr. Elisabeth BekersVrije Universiteit Brussel
Dr. Gitte Postel
Dr. Gitte PostelScholar / Translator
Dr. Abdelbasset Dahraoui
Dr. Abdelbasset DahraouiPrins Bernhard Culture Fund
Dr. Elisa Diallo
Dr. Elisa DialloS. Fischer Publishing

Editorial Board

Prof. dr. Austin Bukenya
Prof. dr. Austin Bukenya Makerere University
Dr. Elizabeth Mahenge
Dr. Elizabeth Mahenge University of Dar es Salaam
Katrien Polman, M.A.
Katrien Polman, M.A. African Studies Centre Leiden (retired)
Prof. dr. Ruth Finnegan
Prof. dr. Ruth FinneganThe Open University, Londen
Dr. Sola Adeyemi
Dr. Sola Adeyemi University of Greenwich
Prof. dr. Inge Brinkman
Prof. dr. Inge Brinkman Ghent University
Shaun Randol
Shaun RandolFounder and publisher of The Mantle

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