Homepage of the Jahn Library for African Literatures, named after the freelance journalist, translator and literary scholar Janheinz Jahn who was the precursor for a reception of modern African literature in Germany. The Jahn Library for African Literatures forms part of the Department of Anthropology and African Studies at the University of Mainz and holds one of the most extensive collections of African literary texts and relevant critical sources worldwide. It represents an invaluable resource for research on African literatures in currently about 70 languages and was one of the earliest centres for the study of African literatures in Europe. The holdings bought as from about 1987 and the whole of the African language literature can be looked up in the online catalogue of the University Library of Mainz.
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"The George Fortune Collection at the Smathers is a rich resource of African languages and linguistics for Southern Africa, including major holdings for Shona, Nguni (Ndebele, Zulu, and Xhosa) and Sotho, the principal Southern Bantu linguistic groups. Materials span the years 1868-1983 and include some 1,800 items. The collection also includes a significant complement of Central and Eastern Bantu materials and a component of West African language materials." Some of the materials were digitised, you can find them online under: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/fortune/all. [according to site editor's information] ... [supplemented]
"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]