Library Access & Services during COVID-19

AFS 3610 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Foreign Culture: The Africans

In the News

NPR - National Public Radio

BBC- British Broadcasting Company (news Africa)

There are many online African radio stations available.

Check NetRadioAfrica for countries and acccess.

BBC US & Canada

Al Jazeera (Arabic)

AJE Al Jazeera (English)



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The following maps illustrate the vegetation, language, colonialisim and independence dates for the countries on the continent of Africa.

Additional maps may be found at these websites:

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection(University of Texas, Austin)

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Historical Newspapers


African music on the Internet (Stanford University)

International Library of African Music (ILAM) Rhodes University Note: to browse music, click the online searches link at the top of the page, and then ILAM Audio Archive on the next page.  You can then search a number of ways including country of origin, artist, and language.

Art and Life in Africa Project (The University of Iowa)

Metropolitan Museum of Art: African Art: Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Looking for more information about African art?  Try using the art guide created by WSU librarian Diane Sybeldon: African art.

African Music Databases


The following journals can be accessed through the library catalog.

  • Journal of the Royal African Society
  • Africa
  • Africa & The Middle East Telecom
  • Africa Bibliography
  • Africa Confidential
  • Africa Insight
  • African Studies
  • Journal of Third World Studies
  • Nordic Journal of African studies



Use this source to help you learn more about social and economic developments in Africa.

Other useful Websites

Subject Specialist Librarian

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Karen Liston
(313) 577-5596
You can make an appointment (above), or frequently at the end of the work day, you can drop in on my Zoom Meeting Room at 313 577 5596. If I'm available, I'll admit you. (You can log into your WSU zoom account, or get a free zoom account at Try it out - I'd love to see you!