African states celebrating 50 years of independence

Literature in the library

Use the quick links below to locate titles dealing with topics of interest in the library catalogue, AfricaLit. The lists consist of literature - books and articles - in the form of fiction, non-fiction/factual information and official publications, as well as of other material.

Find titles on independence and history in the library collections.

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Web links

This is a selection of websites dealing with Africa and its modern history.   Many more items are available online on websites and in discussion forums. These links are found in the link collection
A Guide to Africa on the Internet
, where more web links to sites related to Africas history can be found.

Nordic Documentation on the Liberation Struggle in Southern Africa
A reference source for everyone interested in the late 20th century history of national liberation in Southern Africa and the role of the Nordic countries.

African Activist Archive Project (AAAP)
AAAP preserves for history the record of activities of the US organizations and individuals that supported African struggles for freedom and had an on U.S. policy during the period 1950-1994. Compiled by the African Studies Centre at Michigan State University, USA.

Africa Timelines
Chronology with descriptions for Ancient Africa, African Empires, African Slave Trade & European Imperialism, Anti-Colonialism, Post-Independence Africa, plus Sources for Further Study.

The Story of Africa
Tells the history of the continent from an African perspective. Africa's top historians look at the events and characters that shaped the continent from the origins of humankind to the end of South African apartheid. Launched by BBC it has a separate section on independence.

Afrique - 50 ans d'indépendance
In 2010 many African countries celebrate their 50 years of independence. On this occasion, the French-German TV-station Arte offers reports from / about 12 francophone African countries. Every month, a different country will be presented: one day long, you will accompany well-known personnalities of a chosen country to different places in the capital (in the form of videos). Furthermore, there are interviews with scientists about political, cultural, historical, etc topics. [editors ilissAfrica]

African Activist Archive Project
African countries
African states
Nordic Documentation on the Liberation Struggle in Southern Africa
colonial power
national liberation movements
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