The Nordic Africa Institute published a series of books on the liberation struggle in Southern Africa and the Nordic countries as a result of the research project 'National Liberation in Southern Africa: The Role of the Nordic Countries', coordinated by Tor Sellström. A total of six volumes were produced. One of the volumes contains interviews with numerous Southern African and Swedish leaders; the others focus on Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark respectively. 

While the series on National Liberation and the Nordic Countries, give a unique testimony of the Nordic support, its main focus is on the official support. Therefore, the grass-root movement in Sweden started its own project, the History Project, in order to capture the depth of civil society. Seven books were published in total - one in Swedish.

Other publications on the liberation struggle in Southern Africa and the Nordic involvement can also be found below. All books are available for download as pdf files.


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