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Black Short Fiction

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)

Black Short Fiction and Folklore from Africa and the African Diaspora, When complete, will offer more than 8,000 short stories and folktales, ranging thematically from oral traditions that date back many hundreds of years to contemporary tales of modern life. In addition to these works, the database includes complete runs of selected literary magazines, such as Kyk-Over-Al and The Beacon as well as many early North American black-owned and edited journals and newspapers. Texts are in their original languages, including some, like the Gullah language of South Carolina, that have their origins in African countries and are still present in regions far from their source.

Number of Users:
unlimited simultaneous users
Interlibrary Loan:
Print-only copy permitted
Resource Advocate:
Holliday, DeLoice
SFX Source:
Federated Search:

IUB Library Subjects:
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Folklore
  • African American and African Diaspora Studies
  • African Studies
  • English and American Language and Literature

Library of Congress Subjects:

Short stories--Black authors--Databases.
Poetry--Black authors--Databases.