African Diaspora information resources: Home

Contact info

For Library research help, please contact Moninder Lalli, Librarian for Sociology / Anthropology by email or Ask a librarian.

Library guides

Selected encyclopedias and handbooks


  • Black Drama - Full texts of over 1,200 plays from mid-1800s - present by more than 150 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African Diaspora countries.Includes: biographies, playbills, images, production notes, performance information. Playwrights include: Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Zora Neale Hurston etc.
  • Black Short Fiction and Folklore - Contains over 11 000 stories and folk tales from Africa and the African Diaspora (mid 1990s - present) in their original languages and English. Includes: oral traditions; contemporary tales of modern life; complete runs of thematic literary magazines (e.g. Kyk-Over-Al, The Beacon); early North American black-owned and edited journals and newspapers.
  • Black Thought & Culture - Monographs, speeches, essays, and interviews written by leaders from the black community in America
  • Oral History Online - English language oral histories from around the world. It includes Ellis Island oral history narratives, rare Black Panther Party interviews, and more.


Selected books

Selected subject headings