College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Resources

•Eighty thousand printed volumes in the African library collection, including over 1,000 serial publications in print and electronic formats.

•Digital and Special collections, including the Onitsha Market Literature collection and the Bishop Robert Mize papers at the Spencer Research Library. 

•African language resources, including over 5,000 printed titles in or about the languages of Africa, with special emphasis on the languages taught in the curriculum: Amharic, Arabic, Hausa, Kiswahili, Somali, and Wolof.  Digital resources for language study and teaching include research guides for each language and a digital exhibit featuring the extensive holdings in Kiswahili.

African Studies: General Resources

African Languages and Literatures

African Collections

 


Migration Stories: Africans in Midwestern Communities


The Kansas African Studies Center has received $140,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to launch public discussions, community programming, and the creation of educational resources in local communities to discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding recent demographic changes in the region. With close to 10,000 African immigrants living today in the heartland metropolitan centers of Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, Emporia, Wichita and Garden City, a new project entitled “Migration Stories” will facilitate the sharing of migration stories about Africans within Midwestern communities. Visit www.migrationstories.ku.edu to learn more. 

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