Publications

ASC publicationsThe African Studies Centre Leiden publishes nine different series. Four book series are published by Brill and one by Langaa (Cameroon). Publications can be ordered from the ASCL or directly from the (external) publisher. Many of the ASCL’s publications are also available in pdf format and can be downloaded free of charge.

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Editors: M.C.A. Winden; Y.M. A.L.
Type of publication: Book
Keywords: African studies; Netherlands; ASCL; annual reports (form)
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Added to database: 26 June 2017
Editors: I. Peša; J.B. Gewald
Type of publication: Book

Magnifying Perspectives is a festschrift for Robert Ross, Emeritus Professor of African History at Leiden University. The contributions have been written by the students and colleagues of Robert Ross, reflecting his broad-ranging thematic and geographical research interests....

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Added to database: 26 June 2017
K. van Walraven
Type of publication: Book

Les membres du mouvement Sawaba au Niger se montrèrent un mélange singulier d'activistes politiques et de combattants qui, au lieu de faire violence à la population, s'engagèrent dans la bataille comme les agitateurs de rue qu'ils furent jadis - certes armés, mais avec l'...

Keywords: Niger; decolonization; rebellions; opposition parties; political history
Added to database: 20 June 2017
G.J. Abbink
Type of publication: Book

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has gone through a decade of significant economic change and political contestation since 2004. The ruling EPRDF party has redefined the country as a 'developmental state' and has tried to increase its presence on the...

Keywords: Ethiopia; economy; politics; society
Added to database: 15 June 2017
G.J. Abbink
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Journal of contemporary African studies

The 2015 elections in Ethiopia had a predictable outcome, showing an entrenched system of one-party dominance that self-referentially enacts the political order created by the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) since 1991. EPRDF spokespersons continued...

Keywords: Elections; Ethiopia; governance; politics
Added to database: 15 June 2017
G.J. Abbink
Editors: S. Dinslage; S. Thubauville
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Seeking out wise old men : six decades of Ethiopian studies at the Frobenius Institute revisited
Keywords: Ethiopia
Added to database: 15 June 2017
A. Amha
Editors: A.Y. Aikhenval; R.M.M. Dixon
Type of publication: Book Chapter
Keywords: Ethiopia; Omotic languages
Added to database: 12 June 2017
T.D. Hendriks
Type of publication: Book

For many Malawians the concept of home is strongly associated with the rural areas and one's (supposedly rural) place of birth. This 'grand narrative about home', though often reiterated, doesn't necessarily depict lived reality. Malawi's history of...

Keywords: Malawi; street children; informal settlements; youth; rural-urban migration
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Added to database: 07 June 2017
R.J. Julius-Adeoye
Type of publication: Other
In: ASC working paper

The date 6 July 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the war considered as one of the worst in recent human history, the Nigeria-Biafra war. My paper focuses on the representation of this war in popular culture – with an emphasis on film, fictional and non-fictional...

Keywords: Nigeria; Nigerian-Biafran War; political action; popular culture; separatism
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 29 May 2017
J.C.M. Damen
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: IP: vakblad voor informatieprofessionals
Keywords: access to information
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Added to database: 17 May 2017
A.M. Kubo
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Pambazuka news : voices for freedom and justice

When Ghana attempted to restructure the women-dominated shea industry in line with foreign imposed structural adjustment programmes, the women protested. Since then, technological assistance and other initiatives  by the government in collaboration with various knowledge...

Keywords: economic recession; empowerment; entrepreneurs; Ghana; shea nuts; women
Added to database: 15 May 2017
J.C.M. Damen
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: IP: vakblad voor informatieprofessionals
Keywords: architecture; buildings; cultural heritage; Ghana; Indonesi+«; information dissemination; pictorial works (form); Suriname; Zuid-Afrika
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 26 April 2017
G.J. Abbink
Editors: A. Carter McCollum
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Studies in Ethiopian languages, literature, and history: Festschrift for Getatchew Haile
Keywords: Amhara; culture; Ethiopia; law; proverbs;
Added to database: 25 April 2017
R. van Tulder; A.J. Dietz
Type of publication: Other
In: ASC working paper

In een recent verschenen notitie van de Adviesraad Internationale Vraagstukken wordt een pleidooi gehouden voor 'diplomatie van duurzame ontwikkeling'. Het Nederlandse buitenlandse beleid heeft de laatste jaren sterk ingezet op zogenaamde 'economische diplomatie...

Keywords: Africa; diplomacy; economic policy; foreign policy; Netherlands; sustainable development
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Added to database: 20 April 2017
E. Guene
Type of publication: Book

This book is based on Enid Guene Master's thesis 'Copper, Borders and Nation-building: The Katangese Factor in Zambian Economic and Political History', runner-up in the African Studies Centre, Leiden's 2014 African Thesis Award. This annual award for Master...

Keywords: Zambia; Katanga; copper industry; boundaries; labour migration; nation building; history; theses (form)
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Added to database: 13 April 2017
P. Maedza
Type of publication: Book

This book is based on Pedzisai Maedza's Master's thesis 'Theatre of testimony: An investigation in devising asylum', winner of the African Studies Centre, Leiden's 2014 African Thesis Award. This annual award for Master's students encourages student...

Keywords: South Africa; theatre; refugees; biography; images; theses (form
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Added to database: 13 April 2017
A.J. Dietz; N. de Vink
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Africa; travel; risk; maps (form)
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Added to database: 04 April 2017
A.J. Dietz; N. de Vink; W. Admiraal
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Africa; education
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Added to database: 04 April 2017
Type of publication: Book

ASA Online provides a quarterly overview of journal articles and edited works on Africa in the field of the social sciences and the humanities available in the ASC library. Issue 58 (2017). African Studies Centre Leiden.

Keywords: abstracts journals (form), Africa, African studies, ASC, social sciences
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Added to database: 04 April 2017
A. Barr; M. Dekker; W. Janssens; B. Kebede; B. Kramer
Type of publication: Other

Evidence that monogamous spouses often compromise household gains to maintain individual control over resources has informed the design of cash transfer schemes and other poverty alleviation programs. In polygynous households, decision making may be even less cooperative as...

Keywords: households; Nigeria; polygamy;
Added to database: 29 March 2017

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