Centre for African Literary Studies

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Scottsville, 3209
South Africa



Nigerian Poetry Africa poet, Kole Odutola, spreads the word

Are you an African or a lover of the continent of Africa. I wish I could keep the news of this new lover I chanced upon at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, to myself but my conscience will not let me. So brothers and sisters, I call upon you all to pay a virtual visit to the Center For African Literary Studies where the objective is to house anything and everything written by Africans or about Africans.

Let us make this the Smithsonian library of Africa. Your book donations will be appreciated. You may not believe it that in less than a week of visiting the Center with other poets the website has been updated to reflect our visit!!! Now tell me if you know anywhere else that efficient.

October 23
Festival Poets Visit Centre for African Literature Studies

The 17th edition of the popular Poetry Africa International Poetry Festival kicked off its week-long programme with a visit to the Centre for African Literature Studies (CALS) Library at the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus.  

Hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), the Festival brings to KwaZulu-Natal some of the world’s finest poets and musicians. This year they came from countries such as India, Benin, Nigeria, Ireland, Italy, Canada and the United States of America. With cultural exchange a key characteristic of the week-long celebration, this year’s participating poets visited the Centre, read some of their work, and made donations of their poetry to the CALS library.

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October 18
The Centre for African Literary Studies is a miracle place
Visiting Stellenbosch PhD student 001

 “From left to right” Danson S. Kahyana and Wiseman Masango

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