Audio files for the following languages: Akan / Twi, Bambara, Hausa, Swahili, Luganda, Shona und Wolof. The following languages have restricted access. Zulu (only pronouns and class exercises), Sesotho (Southern Sotho) and Setswana. You have to download and install a security software to use them (the Culture Capsules also have restricted access). Unfortunately, most of the audio files have no bibliography, accompanying texts or translations, so that you can only listen to the examples, dialogues or stories read aloud. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Although the site has a lot of ads, the basic vocabulary you can learn from there is useful. Some languages also have audio examples. The quiz or exercise is also a nice feature whereby you can put your vocabulary knowledge to a test. The following African languages are available: Dagaare, Luganda, Sesotho (Southern Sotho), Swahili, Tswana, Wolof, Xhosa, Zulu. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
"IU's African Studies Program offers a wide spectrum of courses and research in the humanities and social sciences, with special emphasis on history, linguistics, anthropology, folkore, and the arts. Particular emphasis is on research related to three thematic areas: 1) expressive culture; 2) political economy; 3) trans-nationalism." The website has several sub-websites and offers rich ressources, e.g. for African languages or concerning unique library collections. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
This website offers several South African songs including backgorund information on the songs, sheet music, the original songtexts (Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho) + translation, and a tutorial on singing the songs (soprano and alto). Unfortunately, most of the external links (to different interpretations of the songs), do not work any more. Nevertheless, the links to the audiofiles of the site itself do still work....
Online language courses of the UNISA fpr the following languages: Northern-Sotho / Sepedi, Tswana, Zulu, Southern-Sotho / Sesotho and Xhosa. The courses contain whole sentences sorted by topic and include audiofiles to help you for the pronounciation. You will also find videos whose dialogues can also be re-read as text files. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Scanned language course books of the Foreign Service Institute of the USA, often including audio files. The following African languages are available: Hausa, Igbo, Kituba, Lingala, Luganda, Moré, Swahili, Twi and Yoruba. [editors ilissAfrica]
South African e-journal about literary translations. Poetry, short stories, essays and oral literature can be submitted / are available as full texts / can be translated in the following languages: Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Tswana, Tsonga, Southern otho (Sesotho), Northern Sotho (Sepedi), French, Dutch, Venda, Swati.
This site offers you oral literature / tales from Mali, Senegal, Mauritania and Haiti. For every tale, you have the written text, two audio files: the tale read in French and in the original language (Bamanankan, Wolof, Serer-Sine / Seereer, Dogon) and pedagocical instructions for teachers. Moreover, you will find two tales as animated cartoons. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Very detailed and extensive site about Sesotho / Southern Sotho: an extensive dictionary in different versions, grammar, teaching resources, exercises (incl. crosswords etc), a bibliography of secondary and primary literature in Southern Sotho, research done (partly including full texts), background information on the language and its speakers (the Basotho), proverbs, oral literature, first names and much more. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
This site offers you a lot of information Taarab and Ngoma performances on Zanzibar. You will find the texts in Swahili, their translation, background and context information on the performances and the authors. [editors ilissAfrica]