We are a large special library focused on contemporary Africa, within the fields of social sciences and some arts subjects. We are aimed at users in the Nordic countries.

New! NAI has a new integrity policy and the library has updated its loan rules.

AfricaLit Plus includes NAI library catalogue + free and licensed resources + more

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Monday-Thursday 10.00-17.00

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Next book display:
June 20 at 15.00.

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Our link collection A Guide to Africa on the Internet has been updated with 50+ links to newspapers in and on Africa.

Browse the newspapers category

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Country pages. We have compiled the institutes’ resources on each African country in one place: library resources, news articles and researchers who have expertise on a specific country are found in the country pages.

African fiction African studies Nordic Africa Institute library Research anthropology books. contemporary Africa economy history information literature politics
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