This lecture series offers a survey of African literature from the early 20th century to the present, featuring different eras, foci, genres and languages and respective historical contexts. What is referred to be the umbrella term African Literatures and what are the major pillars of prose, poetry and theatre in Africa? Who are the most important representatives? Which decade featured which topical and poetical foci? How is feminism, good governance, colonialism, environmentalism and futurity negotiated in African literature? Which histories have informed African writing, which visions have been shared and which changes have been implemented by African and African-diasporic imaginary in(ter)ventions?