The various ethnic cultures have their own traditions of oral literature, including narratives, epics, and ritual drama, in Chad where market demand and the conditions for a literary culture are very limited. Languages of literary expression (in poetry, novels, memoirs, and theatre) are French and, to a lesser extent, Arabic.
Ahmat Taboye is a literary critic from Chad. As head of the Department of Letters at the University of N'Djamena, he published Anthologie de la littérature tchadienne in 2003, which cover 40 years of Chadian literature. There is a lot of animals books or investigations, books and novels about the civil wars and a lot of scientific research.