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We answer questions about Africa and help with literature searches.

An information service for anyone who is interested in finding information about Africa. Our librarians will try to answer as soon as possible. Extensive questions may require more time.

We offer help with factual questions, literature and information searching in the library and in external resources.

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Keep your question short, but with enough details for us to understand it. Tell us what you already know about your subject or question.
  • How will you use this information? Are you writing a term paper or a newspaper article? Or are you just curious? Knowing this is helpful for us, since there are different kinds of material and information sources.
  • Language(s)? Let us know in what language(s) you can read the information. Our library is specialised in contemporary Africa and our material is international, therefore it is mainly in English. Literature is also available in other languages, e.g. French and Swedish.
  • Year(s)? Tell us what period you are interested in for grater relevance.
  • Name and contact info. State your name, address, telephone number and email address correctly, otherwise we cannot guarantee an answer.
  • Latest date. If you will not need the information after a certain date, please let us know.

If you need further help here at the library, you can consult a librarian.

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