Book & Media Links

African Storybook (ASb) is a literacy initiative that provides openly licensed picture storybooks for early reading in the languages of Africa.


African Child Press aims to equip every home, school, library, onsite and online bookstore in Africa and around the world with a wide selection of quality publications in African languages.

K-12 Electronic Guide for African Resources on the Internet
African Studies Center, UPenn

The aim of this guide is to assist K-12 teachers, librarians, and students in locating online resources on Africa that can be used in the classroom, for research and studies.

African Media Program

Michigan State University offers an online comprehensive reference guide to approximately 10,000 films, videos, and other audiovisual materials concerning Africa. It includes film and video productions made in Africa and around the world.


Africa South of the Sahara 

An annotated directory of online resources about Africa.

Books for Africa, Books from Africa, IBBY’S Virtual Exhibition
This virtual exhibition from the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is envisaged as source of information for quality African children’s books produced for teachers, researchers, parents and for all those interested in children’s literature.

International Children’s Digital Library

The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world’s children in becoming effective members of the global community – who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas — by making the best in children’s literature available online free of charge.
Use ‘Advanced Search’ to locate books in:
Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Kinyarwanda, Shona, Swahili

Puku : Children’s Literature in southern Africa
All you need to know about children’s literature from southern Africa and beyond!

Africa Book Centre.


World Reader   Provides ebooks accessed through cell phone technology


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