The Nordic Africa Institute


We provide access to many resources, both printed and digital, supporting research and studies on Africa.

Our main search tool is AfricaLit Plus External link, opens in new window. – it includes our library catalogue, free and licensed resources, and more.

  • Databases

    Both subscribed and free databases, mainly with a focus on Africa.

  • Journals

    Print and e-journals, mainly on social sciences, politics, development issues and humanities.

  • Official documents

    We've acquired African official documents since the 1960s, in print and later also electronically.

  • Fiction

    Some 4.000 titles contemporary African fiction, mainly in English, French, and Portuguese.

  • Films and music

    We keep a collection of documentaries and feature films, as well as some music.

  • Countries and regions

    Find library resources, publications and more on specific countries or regions.

  • Thematic resources

    Compiled by library staff, usually to coincide with current events.

  • A Guide to Africa on the Internet

    Free, research-oriented online resources selected by the NAI library.

  • Liberation Africa

    Nordic Documentation on the Liberation Struggle in Southern Africa. A NAI project completed in 2009.

  • Topics

    Browse our research and library resources based on specific topics.