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The library of the African Studies Centre Leiden is a research library, which is also open to the general public. The library consists of a digital and a paper library. The digital library gives access to an unlimited number of publications, the paper library holds 91,000 books about and from Africa, 90,000 journal articles and 1,700 films on DVD.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2009, Source Wikimedia Commons)On 15 September 1977, Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Enugu, Nigeria. She was described in The Times Literary Supplement as "the most prominent" of a "procession of critically acclaimed young Anglophone authors [which] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature", particularly in her second home, the United States. Read more



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