Designates publications about the literature of Africa, literature written by Africans and literature set in Africa. Wherever possible, a more specific descriptor indicating the literary genre (e.g. drama, novels, short stories, poetry) is used.
For publications about the literature of a specific country, combine 'literature' with the name of the country, e.g. Nigerian literature = Nigeria + literature. For publications about the literature of a particular ethnic group, combine 'literature' with the name of the ethnic group or language, e.g. Hausa literature = literature + Hausa or literature + Hausa language. For publications about African literature written in a non-African language, combine 'literature' with the name of the language, e.g. literature in English = literature + English language. For publications about the literary work of a particular author, use the name of the author to search the person-as-subject field in the OPAC.
19.01 LITERATURE GENERAL
For publications about literature indexed before 2006, see also literature (form).
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