Digitalback Books – virtual library platform for African titles

By dsw|November 5, 2018|Africa, Literature|


Following a successful trial earlier this year the Library has subscribed to Digitalback Books.

Digitalback Books is a virtual library platform enabling readers access to hundreds of titles from and about Africa and its diaspora.

” SOAS Library has a very impressive and absolutely enviable collection on Africa so being able to top up their current physical offering with titles from Digitalback Books is really exciting” says Digitalback Books founder Gersy Ifeanyi Ejimofo.

Notable collections include titles from the Africa Writers Series, Caribbean Modern Classics, Caine Prize for African Writing, Africa Now and Africa Arguments.
On Campus / Off Campus

If accessing the database off-campus please choose ‘Sign in with Single Sign-On’, confirm SOAS, University of London, and login with your SOAS ID and password.

See  DigitalBack Books user guide (pdf; 1013kb)   for further information.

You can download the Digitalback Books App to your device before downloading your e-book:

App for iOS devices and Android devices.

If you have any feedback about the platform please contact Dawn Wright (

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