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As you work on your reflection papers, use this guide to find relevant secondary sources related to your topics & countries. You may also want to consider resources on the following library research guides:
In addition to browsing the resources listed on this page, I recommend the following:
- Search the Library Catalog for books about your topic/country - you will likely find books about Francophone literature & culture in specific countries. Some may even be in French!
Feel free to email me with questions (my contact info is below) or visit with any of the librarians at the Reference Desk.
Resources on Francophone Literature & Culture
Guide to French Literature, 1789 to the Present - Ref PQ 41 .L46 1992
Lengthy biographical and critical appraisals of writers in the French language, including prominent colonial and post-colonial writers in the Caribbean and Africa. Some entries cover literary movements such as Dada. Each article is followed by a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
History of French Literature: From Chanson de Geste to Cinema - PQ 103 .C67 2002
Provides an overview of poetry, prose and drama including mojor figures and themes in French literature from the Middle Ages to the present day.
New Oxford Companion to Literature in French - Ref PQ 41 .N48 1995
Covers people, works, topics, and concepts related to French literature and the literature of the francophone world.
Consider browsing the following call number area (top floor):
- PQ 3949-3989 : African Literature in French
Resources for Specific Geographic Areas
Consider browsing the following call number areas (top floor):
- DT : African History
- DT 43-345 North Africa
- DT 365-469 East Africa
- DT 470-671 West Africa
- DT 1000-3415 Southern Africa
- F1601 - 2191: West Indies and Caribbean History
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