For schools

Africa is a vast, multi-cultural continent with the total area larger than the United States, Europe, and India all put together and it is the second largest continent in the world. Throughout centuries it has been enriching the whole world with its art, labour, cultural as well as mineral wealth. The fact that the first traces of human existence are to be found on the African continent may be regarded as of outmost importance in the development of humankind. The first members of the human race lived there millions of years ago.

People who lived on the African continent for centuries created a culture rich and diverse, just as those anywhere else in the world. Books in our library collection will help you get to know African culture and better understand the local population, their relationships, customs, faith, etc. Our books may provide insight into the geographical, historical, linguistic and religious uniqueness of the individual regions in Africa. Make the African Information Centre your window to the African continent!

Try to make Africa and global issues part of history, geography, arts, literature, language classes, incorporate it in the introduction on social sciences.

How can AIC assist teachers and students?

  • We lend books or AV materials you need for your class,
  • We can organize a discussion/screening session either at your school, or at the centre itself after prior personal arrangement.

For pre-school and basic schools

For little readers we offer illustrated books and other materials designed specifically for this age group.

  • Fairytales and folktales
  • Illustrated books for children
  • Art & Craft
  • Music

For secondary schools

The list of items suitable for secondary school students or teachers which can be used in the class.

  • Literature of the English speaking African countries
  • Social sciences
  • History / Geography
  • Linguistics
  • Art & Craft
  • Music
African update

New book “Contemporary African Social and Political Philosophy”

Albert Kasanda, Contemporary African Social and Political Philosophy: Trends, Debates and Challenges. Routledge, 2018.

The book explores what constitutes contemporary African social and political philosophy with regard to its meaning, aims, sources, and relevance for today’s Africa. Kasanda defines contemporary African social and political philosophy as an inclusive reflection of African communities with regard to power and equitable modes of social and political organization. The book sheds new light on debates concerning topics such as ethnophilosophy, negritude, pan-Africanism, democracy, African civil society, African cultures, and globalization.

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Book of the month

Xoliswa Ndoyiya: Ukutya Kwasekhaya

Xoliswa Ndoyiya: Ukutya KwasekhayaTastes from Nelson Mandela’s kitchen

A collection of recipes by Nelson Mandela's personal chef, this book contains the food served to visiting heads of state, celebrities, politicians for more than 20 years. Featuring some of the favourite former South African president's favourite meals including samp and beans, farm chicken, tripe, this book also features paella, peri-peri chicken, prawn curry, and myriad of other delights. With simple, delicious and nourishing recipes, it will interest those who wish to prepare meals that are both elegant and healthy.More

New arrivals

New titles in our library 12/2016

Our library has aquired a number of new and interesting books. Here is the list of the latest titles.

  • Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
  • Fashion Cities Africa by Hannah Azieb Pool
  • Frantz Fanon: Toward a Revolutionary Humanismby Christopher Lee
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty by Robinson, James A., Acemoglu, Daron
  • Shakespeare in Swahililand: Adventures With the Ever-Living Poet by Edward Wilson-Lee
  • A History of Modern Africa: 1800 to the Present by Richard J. Reid
  • Authentically African: Arts and the Transnational Politics of Congolese Culture by Sarah Van Beurden
  • Children in Slavery through the Ages by by Gwyn CampbellSuzanne MiersJoseph C. Miller
  • Global Health in Africa: Historical Perspectives on Disease Control by Tamara Giles-Vernick
  • Rumba on the River: A History of the Popular Music of the Two Congos by Gary  Stewart
  • Women and Slavery, Vol. 1: Africa, the Indian Ocean World, and the Medieval North Atlantic by Gwyn Campbell
  • Women and Slavery, Vol. 2: The Modern Atlantic by Gwyn Campbell
  • Cahier d'un Retour Au Pays Natal by Aimé Cesaire
  • Healing Traditions: African Medicine, Cultural Exchange and Competition in South Africa, 1820-1948 by Karen Elizabeth  Flint
  • Global Education Policy and International Development: New Agendas, Issues and Policies by Antoni Verger
  • Black Skin, White Coats: Nigerian Psychiatrists, Decolonization, and the Globalization of Psychiatry by Matthew M. Heaton

African information centre

Ječná 2, 120 00 Prague 2

Opening hours

Tuesday, Thursday: 2 – 6 pm

Humanitas Afrika, občanské sdružení

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