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Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Christian Vandersee

IMAG1164On 17th of October 2013 we had the pleasure listening to Christian Vandersee, Managing Director of the Basler Afrika Biobliographien, which helds the largest compilation of over 40.000 books, 100.000 documents, films, maps and films from Southern Africa. More specifically, Namibia, South Africa, Simbabwe, Botswana, Malawi and Sambia, and further lusophone countries like Angola and Mozambique. The Basler Afrika Bibliographien in Switzerland has been in existence since 1971 as a private specialist library and has an international reputation for its extensive holdings on Namibia, partially dating back to 1640. In 1994, the BAB was incorporated into the non-profit Carl Schlettwein Foundation. The BAB networks with institutions and researchers all over the world and is an associate member of the Centre for African Studies at the University of Basel and the Swiss African Society. The BAB supports and promotes the documentation and accessibility of library and archive holdings and engages in research on Namibia and southern Africa. The BAB also has its own publishing house and runs an antiquarian bookshop.

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