Janheinz Jahn was a most painstaking bibliographer. With publications such as Die neoafrikanische Literatur: Gesamtbibliographie von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart (1965) and Bibliography of Creative African Writing (1971 with Claus Peter Dressler), he was one of the first scholars to attempt to compile a comprehensive bibliographic record of literary works by (neo-)African writers. His pioneering bibliographic work represents a significant contribution to research on African literatures.

This website is meant to link up to Jahn's bibliographic work.

A start was made in November 2011 with the publication of a bibliography of the anglophone literature of Zambia, compiled by Ranka Primorac:

An Overshadowed Literature: Mapping the Field. A Bibliography of Zambia's Literature in English

Also in November 2011, a bibliography on Ghanaian theatre, compiled by James Gibbs, was added:

Ghanaian Theatre: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources

In January 2014, a bibliography on critical writings on Wole Soyinka, also compiled by James Gibbs, was added:

A Bibliography of Secondary Sources on Wole Soyinka

It is hoped that further bibliographies will follow; proposals are welcome.