Wole Soyinka: Noble Laureate and Modern Author Collection Member to give the 2010 Avenali Lecture

The Noble Prize winning Nigerian writer and a member of the Graduate Services Modern Authors Collection, Wole Soyinka, will give this year’s Avenali Lecture on Monday, February 1st at 7:30 in the Wheeler Auditorium. There will be a follow up panel on February 2nd at 4:00 in the Maude Fife Room (315 Wheeler) with UC Berkeley professors Catherine Cole, Michael Watts, and Donna Jones. Get there early and get prepared by getting into some of his works in Graduate Services before hand.There’s plays, poems, essays, and a few novels, of which a handful from our collection are below.

the interpreters

The Interpreters

the prison notes

The Man Died: The Prison Notes of Wole Soyinka

collected plays

The Collected Plays volumes 1 and 2


Idanre and Other Poems


Ogun Abibiman

myth image and the african world

Myth, Literature, and the African World



California Water Atlas now available online

The California Water Atlas, a key resource for this State, is now freely available online.  Produced by the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research in 1979, this work features not only a massive amount of data but also a variety of innovative and effective visual presentations.

High resolution images of each page and resolution PDFs of the atlas, are available on the David Rumsey Map Collection web site. An online flip-book and other electronic versions (e.g., Kindle) are also available from the Internet Archive.

The digitized version was produced by David Rumsey in cooperation with UC Berkeley’s Water Resources Center Archives. It may be used for non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons license. For more information, see Mr. Rumsey’s blog post at: Landmark 1979 California Water Atlas Debuts Online.

Modified from the original post on the What’s New in the Library blog.