Home » Blog » del.icio.us links » links for 2009-01-17links for 2009-01-17January 17, 2009 African Studies: 100 Best Books The Zimbabwe International Book Fair offers a list of Africa's best books in the 20th century. Remarkable, fascinating list. (tags: africa history books literature lists reference bibliography authors) World Watchdogs: Top 50 Human Rights Blogsbye-Justice Blog Excellent list of human rights-focused blogs from around the world (tags: blogging politics humanrights international journalism freespeech) 1 thought on “links for 2009-01-17” Nicholas Laughlin January 17, 2009 at 5:32 pm Interesting to break down the “100 best books” list by publisher. Eleven of them from Heinemann alone, which says a lot about the crucial influence of their African Writers’ Series in the literary development of the continent’s anglophone countries. Some of the French titles are or were also published by Heinemann in translation. Gail Low of the University of Dundee is about to publish a monograph on the role of metropolitan publishing houses in post-independence African and Caribbean literature–potentially fascinating stuff that might not be so very far removed from some of your current research interests. Comments are closed.