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


Summer African Language Institute

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Upcoming Events
Grad students: Don't forget that KASC Graduate Research Workshop Abstracts (up to 250 words) are due by THIS MONDAY, March 2, 2015, to The workshop is on April 3 from 9:00-4:00. For more information, contact the co-conveners Dr. Byron Caminero-Santangelo ( or Dr. Glenn Adams (

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