Nordic documentation project

Nordic documentation on the liberation struggle in Southern Africa

The project started in 2003 and was completed in 2009.

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The Nordic Africa Institute has for a number of years played a role in documenting the Nordic involvement in the national liberation struggle in Southern Africa. During 2003-2009 the Institute performed a project of identifying collections in the Nordic countries that cover documentation on anti-apartheid resistance and the liberation struggle in Southern Africa, mainly South Africa and Namibia, during the years 1960-1990. A large number of organisations in the Nordic countries supported the struggle, e.g. government bodies, youth and church organisations, political parties and solidarity groups. A vast bilateral co-operation emerged and many conferences and meetings were held in the Nordic countries and in Africa during these years. Several visits to refugee camps in Africa and encounters with different leaders are also documented on videos, tapes and in pictures.

The collections identified have been catalogued and organized by organisations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The material has been indexed in English and is available at the website,

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anti apartheid resistance
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