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.

Flora Nwapa, 1987 (still image from Norwegian documentary Forfatterinne i dag)On 16 October 1993, Nigerian author, teacher, and administrator Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa - more commonly known as Flora Nwapa - died of pneumonia at a hospital in Enugu, Nigeria, at the age of 62. She was the forerunner of a generation of African women writers, and she is often credited with being the first African woman to publish in English. Read more

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