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Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate


1986 Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka was a member of the Emory faculty in the 1990s. More info

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Soyinka was awarded the James Weldon Johnson Medal on the Emory campus in 2011. More info

About This Guide

This guide is intended to support Emory researchers studying sub-Saharan African literature. It is divided into:

Emory Collections

The Woodruff Library houses growing collections of African literature in both print and electronic formats. The collection is strongest in English language materials. See the books tab of this guide for information on locating specific titles.

Woodruff is also home to the  Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, a modern poetry collection developed by Raymond Danowski, considered to be the greatest such collection in private hands. Emory acquired the collection in 2004. Built over a period of 25 years, it includes over 50,000 works. The collection is comprised of English-language poetry published after 1900 anywhere in the world including Africa. Titles are held in MARBl and can located via discoverE.

Danowski titles can also be located using Raymond Danowski Poetry Library collection, circa 1935-1994 in discoverE.

Mr. Danowski currently resides in South Africa.

Subject Librarian

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Philip S. MacLeod

Bibliographer for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Luso-Hispanic Studies, African Studies and Comparative Literature

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