The Life, Times, and Works: Digital Bibliographies

General Introduction

“The Life, Times, and Works: Digital Bibliographies” are crowdsourced bibliographies on the life and times and works of some of Africa’s major poets. These bibliographies consist of primary sources and the work of scholars from around the world. The current project is designed in the spirit of the work of the African Poetry Book Fund, which seeks to develop mechanisms and practices that fill major gaps in the study and positionality of African poetry in the wider world. Each bibliography is created so as to ensure that a comprehensive and fully consolidated accounting of a select cluster of major African poets, most of whom would not have had such treatment of their work made available to scholars and writers, exists in an accessible and consistent space.