Links

It can be difficult to find good stuff online, because there’s a lot of junk out there. Here are links to some of my favorite websites and articles on various topics of interest:

Calls for Papers  Maintained by the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania, the CFP posts calls for academic papers from all over the world. Category headings allow readers to search under a number of different topics and genres.

Everyday Africa  Candid, illuminating iPhone photography of the “every day” in Africa by Peter DiCampo, Austin Merrell, and others.

Granta  A quarterly literary magazine published in the United Kingdom. Since 1889, Granta has believed in “the power and urgency of the story, both in fiction and non-fiction, and the story’s supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real.”

Don’t miss Binyavanga Wainaina’s provocative essay “How to Write About Africa” (2005) in Granta 92

Internet Modern History Sourcebook  Maintained by Paul Halsall at Fordham University, this site provides access to primary sources divided into subtopics relevant to postcolonial theory, including Colonial North America, Colonial Latin America, Imperialism, and Decolonization.

Kwani?  Established in 2003, the Nairobi-based Kwani Trust supports creative writers by publishing and distributing original work. Kwani also offers training and networking opportunities for emerging writers in Africa, and compiles its best work in Kwani? Journal.

Postcolonial Studies at Emory University  Departmental page with a well-maintained list of authors, artists, critics and theorists contributing to the field of postcolonial studies. The Terms and Issues section of the site provides excellent summaries on major areas of interest.