Welcome to our Research Writing Program!
The Africa Program of the International Research Council on African Literature and Culture, IRCALC, is the first web based council of writers, scholars and researchers from around the world with common interest in Africa, in particular the literature, art and culture of Africa and her diaspora. Editors also see to the regular volumes of the Library of African Writing and have anchored up till the 15th of the volumes of Critical Studies (CS), African Literature (JAL) and New Poetry (NP).
We further the imaginative approach to Africa’s leadership and development concerns through online forums for independent discourse on governance, literature and culture, not excluding, indeed, other writings of Africa’s diaspora which lend meaning and support to this vision.
Currently Africa Research Africa Forum is active in the study and evaluation of African governance, ethic and aesthetic. In the propagation of African thought, our activities have given impetus for a wealth of publications on African literary and cultural expressions.
IRCALC initiatives in research with member organizations and individuals have, for years now, provided information and ideas that enrich an understanding of Africa’s rich and diverse heritage. Membership cuts across race and nationality, embracing scholars committed to a more imaginative approach to development issues. ALCW, CS, JAL and NP publications are available online or by subscription request to the editors. Individual and institutional members have also received periodic reviews and newsletters of the organization.
Anezi Okoro: The Flying Tortoise
Judith Coullie: The Closest of Strangers
Bettina Weiss (Ed.) The End of Unheard Narratives: Contemporary Perspectives on Southern African Literature
Ana Raquel Lourenço Fernandes et al (Eds.) Poemas da Guine-Bissau (Poems from Guinea-Bissau)
Kei Miller. Kingdom of Empty Bellies
Joy Etiowo. Mma and other Poems
Ukam’s Little Cobra
A Reading of Abubakar Gimba’s Innocent Victims and Sunset for a Mandarin