The Nordic Africa Institute


Over 4500 titles contemporary African fiction, mainly in English, French, Portuguese and some in Swedish. Novels, short stories, poetry, drama, and books for children and young adults.

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Lists compiled by us

Selections of fiction titles found in the NAI library collections. Lists in PDF format.

Online resources

NAI publications

Our separate website "100 vägar till Afrika" was taken down March 22, 2018

Instead we refer to the freely downloadable full text version of the book (in Swedish only):

The website from 2003 was based on the book 100 vägar till Afrika. En introduktion till modern afrikansk skönlitteratur written by Barbro Norström Ridæus and published by The Nordic Africa Institute in 1995, and in a revised online edition 2003. Would you like to see what the website looked like, visit Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine:*/ External link, opens in new window.

For the Africa-themed Göteborg Book Fair 2010 External link, opens in new window. NAI published the book Africa has the floor, portraying participating African authors. Introductions by Henning Mankell and Véronique Tadjo.

The book and the related photo exhibition are both freely available for download: