The writing of South Africa in English and Afrikaans is likewise shrouded in a different article, South African writing. See likewise African theater.
The connection between oral and composed customs and specifically among oral and current composed literary works is one of extraordinary intricacy and not a matter of straightforward advancement. Present-day African literary works were conceived in the instructive frameworks forced by imperialism, with models drawn from Europe instead of existing African customs. In any case, the African oral customs applied their own effect on these written works.