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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What is available online?

Open access fiction titles External link, opens in new window. are occasionally added to our catalogue. These titles are available freely for anyone, anywhere.

The online version of African Writers Series — consisting of 250+ fiction titles — is available for some users, under certain conditions, through our remote access package.

NAI institutional publications

100 vägar till Afrika : en introduktion till modern afrikansk skönlitteratur (2003)

We took our website "100 vägar till Afrika" offline March 22, 2018. Instead we refer to the freely downloadable full text version of the corresponding book (in Swedish only):

The website from 2003 was based on the book mentioned above, published by The Nordic Africa Institute in 1995, and in a revised e-book edition 2003.

Would you like to see what the website looked like, visit Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine:*/ External link, opens in new window.

Africa was the theme for the Göteborg Book Fair 2010 (archived website version External link, opens in new window.) and NAI was involved in the arrangements.

Several events with African authors and others were filmed and are still available for viewing online:

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 from our repository DiVA:

Others' online resources