Onitsha Market Literature Collection
Onitsha Market Literature is considered a distinct genre of moralistic novellas or chapbooks, written in English principally by amateur writers from the Igbo-speaking region of Nigeria. The IU African Studies Onitsha Market Literature Collection consists of nearly 200 of the titles sold in the famous Onitsha Market in Eastern Nigeria during the mid-20th century.
The index is searchable by title, and most items can be consulted in the African Studies Collection office in the Herman B Wells Library, Room E660. Instructors should contact the librarian about using the titles in their instruction.