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SOAS Library

Africa

See also

SOAS Databases

  • All users on-campus; SOAS students and staff only off-campus
    • Africa Bibliography
      An authoritative guide to works in African studies published under the auspices of the International African Institute (Cambridge) annually since 1984.
      On campus use / Off campus use
    • Africa-Wide Information
      Access to over 40 Africa related databases; including: Databases include Index to South African Periodicals, Ibiscus, Media Africa, and NAMLIT
      On campus use / Off campus use
    • Aluka
      Access to two major resources for African history: African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa
      On campus use / Off campus use

General resources

African Media Development Initiative 
The findings of the African Media Development Initiative (AMDI) provide a unique set of insights showing how donors, investors, and media development organisations can collaborate in supporting and strengthening Africa's media sector.

The Nordic Africa Institute
Nordiska Afrikainstitutet in Uppsala is a research, documentation and information centre on modern Africa for the Nordic countries. It promotes research and studies on Africa in the Nordic countries and co-operation between African and Nordic researchers. It also disseminates information about current African issues.

Africa South of the Sahara
A series of Mass media and communication related web links with an African remit.

Screen Africa
Film and television news from South Africa and other parts of Africa.

Nollywood Film Industry and the African Diaspora in the UK
Part of a year long pilot project to explore international marketing and reception of the Nigerian video/VCD film industry, with particular attention to its consumption in the UK.

Community Video Education Trust : documentary footage of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Afric
Archive of multimedia and film materials relating to the history of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. Provides access to a large collection of online materials relating to political parties, trade unions, and activists mostly filmed in South Africa in the 1980-1990s.

Film festivals in Africa

Ife International Film Festival
Cape Town & Winelands International Film Festival (CTWIFF)
Carthage Film Festival
Dockanema
Festival International du Film de Marrakech (FIFM)
Out In Africa: South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (OIA) 
Zanzibar International Film Festival