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Onitsha Market Literature Guide: Home

The purpose of this guide is to highlight Onitsha Market literature and related works available at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Guide by Tracy Crawford.


Welcome to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Onitsha Market Literature Guide. This guide is designed to assist researchers with identifying pamphlets sold in the Onitsha Market, located in Onitsha, Nigeria, during the mid-twentieth century. Collectively, these writings have become known as "Onitsha Market literature". The Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division has a significant collection of these titles available in print and microform. The guide also includes publications written about Onitsha Market literature as well as a selection of journal articles. Resources at additional New York Public Library locations and other institutions are also highlighted. 


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Message to Researchers

The Onitsha Market Literature Guide is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all titles, but represents holdings that are currently available at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture as identified in the New York Public Library's catalog. This guide may be updated as new information becomes available.