Publications

The African Studies Centre Leiden currently publishes eight different series. Books published in the ASCL Collection Series and Occasional Publications Series can be ordered from the Webshop or they can be purchased during a visit to the ASCL library, as long they are in stock. Book series published by Brill can be ordered directly from the publisher, or they can be purchased during a visit to the ASCL library, as long as they are in stock.
If you have questions about publishing with the ASCL, please contact Mrs. Maaike Westra (m.a.westra@asc.leidenuniv.nl).

Browse our publications and those by our staff members using the simple search form below.

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W. E. A.van Beek
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Human Ecology

Masquerades form an important part of indigenous African religions, and headpieces of masks are found all over the world as an iconic African art form. Contrary to expectation, however, the geographical distribution of masking is very restricted, occurring only in three areas...

Keywords: Africa, ecology, masks, masquerades, shorthorn cattle
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 22 April 2024
J.C.M. Damen
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: IP: vakblad voor informatieprofessionals
Keywords: book reviews (form), bookbindings
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 26 March 2024
T.A. van der Hoog
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: IIAS newsletter

Contrary to popular perceptions of North Korea as a hermit kingdom, its capital city used to be a hotspot for international travel. During the Cold War an eclectic mix of politicians, soldiers, journalists, and students travelled to Pyongyang for conferences, meetings, and...

Keywords: Africa, international relations, North Korea
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 07 March 2024

Niamey nights (2024)
A. Idrissa
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Granta
Keywords: 1960's, generations, music, Niger, photography, Sahel, youth
Added to database: 04 March 2024
J.B. Gewald
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: diamond mining, South Africa, species extinction
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 15 February 2024
M. Dekker; A. Kazimierczuk; R. Garland; D. Stein-Zweers; P. Levelt
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Africa, air pollution, inclusive development, literature reviews (form), remote sensing
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 13 February 2024
Editors: F. Veldkamp; G. Seuren
Type of publication: Book

The African Studies Centre Leiden celebrated its 75th anniversary at Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden on 8 September 2022. It was a festive day with colleagues, students, alumni, and societal partners.This ASCL Occasional Publication presents the keynote speeches of the day,...

Keywords: Africa, African studies, African Studies centres, memorial volumes, Netherlands
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 13 February 2024
J.B. Gewald
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: capital movements, colonial policy, international finance, migrant labour, mining, Northern Rhodesia, trypanosomiasis, Zambia
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 24 January 2024
A. Amha
Editors: E. Fantini; L. Nijzink
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Nile Pop, in bridging humanities
Keywords: Abbay, Amharic language, Blue Nile, Ethiopia, linguistics, songs
Added to database: 17 June 2024
M. Togola; M.E. de Bruijn
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines

Resumé: Les nouvelles technologies de l’information et de la communication (NTIC) ouvrent un espace d’expression à tous. Cet article ébauche les pratiques des réseaux sociaux (RS) numériques dans les conflits au centre du Mali en...

Keywords: citizen journalism, communities, conflict, ethnicity, Mali, media, social media
Added to database: 25 March 2024
M.E. de Bruijn
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Africa, politics
Added to database: 25 March 2024
D.T. Schroeder; M.E. de Bruijn; L.R. Bruls; M.A. Moges; S.D. Badji; N. Fritz; M.G. Cisse; J. Langguth; B. Mutswairo; K.S. Orgeret
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Journal of data mining & digital humanities

With the expansion of mobile communications infrastructure, social media usage in the Global South is surging. Compared to the Global North, populations of the Global South have had less prior experience with social media from stationary computers and wired Internet. Many...

Keywords: complex network, computational social science, Mali, twitter
Added to database: 25 March 2024
V.U. Onyebueke; A. Akinyoade
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Urban and regional planning review (URPR)

Rural-urban circularity – a local scale of circular migration - is dominant in Southeast Nigeria. Associated connections and round trips derive from underlying economic and socio-political factors as well as cultural attachment to rural roots. Hometowns represent a...

Keywords: circular migration, community development, Enugu (Southeast Nigeria), integrated (settlement) planning, mobile telephone, new connectivities, rural-urban symbiosis
Added to database: 13 March 2024
A. Idrissa
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: The New York review of books
Keywords: democracy, Sudan
Added to database: 04 March 2024

Rule by junta (2023)
A. Idrissa
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: 2023, coups d'état, Niger
Added to database: 28 February 2024
A. Idrissa
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Le Monde
Keywords: Africa, France, politics, Sahel
Added to database: 28 February 2024
A.J. Dietz
Editors: T. Béneker; G. G. van Campenhout; R. van der Vaart
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Aardrijkskunde in transitie?: vakinhoudelijke perspectieven op de examenprogramma’s aardrijkskunde
Keywords: geography, Netherlands, secundary education
Added to database: 23 February 2024
M.M.A. Kaag
Editors: M. Glatzer; P.C. Manuel; C.A. Gustafson
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Faith-based organizations and social welfare: associational life and religion in contemporary Africa and Latin America

This chapter explores the multi-layered relationship between religion, society, and the state in Chad by investigating the role of religion and religious actors in the current historical moment, characterized by social cleavages, persistent poverty and insecurity for a large...

Keywords: Chad, religion, society, state
Added to database: 20 February 2024
G.J. Abbink
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: International journal of African historical studies
Keywords: development, Ethiopia, history, small towns
Added to database: 19 February 2024
R.A. van Dijk
Editors: D. Pellow; S. Scheld
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Africa and urban anthropology: theoretical and methodological contributions from contemporary fieldwork
Keywords: Botswana, Pentecostalism
Added to database: 16 February 2024

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