Appendix: Primary Texts in Languages Other Than English

Please use the Missing Texts form if you think that there's a text that meets one or more of the following criteria is missing from the list below:

  1. primary text written by a Liberian author (incl. diaspora authors);
  2. primary text centrally concerned with Liberia;
  3. secondary source that is particularly useful and/or relevant to the study of Liberian Literature.

Appendix: Some Primary Texts in Languages Other Than English

Note: The list below has not been compiled systematically; it is simply a random list of texts I have happened to come across.

Year Author Title Genre Language Publishing Information
1977 Rank, Claude Liberia, Liberia chéri Novel French Paris: Éditions Fleuve Noir, 1977.
1991 Jaeger, Kurt J. Good Bye Liberia Novel German Frankfurt am Main: R. G. Fischer, 1991.
2000 Kourouma, Ahmadou Allah n'est pas obligé Novel French Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 2000. / English: Allah Is Not Obliged. London: Heinemann, 2006.
2001 Bolaño, Roberto "Fotos" Short Story Spanish Putas asesinas. Barcelona: Anagrama, 2001. 197–205.
2006 de Graaf, Anne Kind van de Oorlog: Het Verhaal over een Kindsoldaat in Liberia Children's Literature Dutch Heerenveen: Uitgeverij Columbus, 2006.
2008 López-Peláez, Antonio Nada puede el sol Novel Spanish Barcelona: Literatura Random House, 2008.
2009 Carlotto, Massimo & Francesco Abate L'albero dei microchip Novel Italian Milano: Edizioni Ambiente, 2009.
2009 Jentzsch, Michael & Benjamin Kwato Zahn Blutsbrüder Autobiography & Memoir German Köln: Bastei Lübbe, 2009.
2009 Paquin, Stéphanie La fugitive du Libéria Novel French Montréal: Éditions du Phoenix, 2009.
2010 Villalobos, Juan Pablo Fiesta en la madriguera Children's Literature Spanish Barcelona: Anagrama, 2010.
2012 Ardelius, Gunnar Friheten förde oss hit Novel Swedish Stockholm: Nordsteds, 2012. / German: Die Liebe zur Freiheit hat uns hierher geführt. München: Karl Blessing, 2015.
2013 Merkel, Rainer Bo Novel German Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer, 2013 / Paperback ed.: Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer, 2014.
2017 Naigeon, Christophe Liberia Novel French Paris: Tallandier