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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A. Idrissa
Type of publication: Other
In: Alternatives économiques
Keywords: Burkina Faso, conflict, Mali, Niger, sahel
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 22 October 2019
O. Ekumankama; A. O. Ezeoha; C.U. Uche
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: International food and agribusiness management review (IFAMR)

Nigeria is arguably the largest importer of dairy products in Africa. Available statistics shows that up to 98% of the total dairy products consumed in the country are imported; and that about 75% of the entire dairy market is controlled by FrieslandCampina WAMCO (FCW). The...

Keywords: dairy industry, government policy, Nigeria
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 22 October 2019
A. O. Ezeoha; C. Okoyeuzu; E. Onah; C.U. Uche
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Business history

This article critiques the second-hand vehicle markets in the West African region, focusing on the triad trading arrangements among Nigeria, Benin, Togo, and Niger. These countries are connected by a number of underlying conflicting interests in the second-hand vehicles trade...

Keywords: Benin, informal sector, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, trade, used goods, vehicles, West Africa
Added to database: 21 October 2019
K. van Walraven
Type of publication: Other

[Abstract in English]. This article investigates the possibility of long-term causation in the political history of the Central African Republic. It does so by looking at the biography of Barthélémy Boganda (1910-1959). It argues that the upheavals of European...

Keywords: biographies (form), Boganda, Barthélémy (1910-1959), Cental African Republic
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 21 October 2019
T.A. van der Hoog
Type of publication: Book

Namibian beer is celebrated as an inextricable part of Namibian nationalism, both within its domestic borders and across global markets. But for decades on end, the same brew was not available to the black population as a consequence of colonial politics. This book aims to...

Keywords: advertising, beer, Europe, marketing, Nambia, nationalism, race relations
Added to database: 27 September 2019
A. Steyn
Type of publication: Book

This book is based on Adriaan Steyns’ Master's thesis ‘A new laager for a new South Africa : Afrikaans film and the imagined boundaries of Afrikanerdom’, winner of the African Studies Centre, Leiden's 2017 Africa Thesis Award. This annual award for...

Keywords: film industry, films, South Africa
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 26 September 2019
A. Raia
Editors: F. Aiello; R. Gaudioso
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: LUGHA NA FASIHI. Scritti in onore e memoria di = Essays in honour and memory of Elena Bertoncini Zúbková

This article presents a first study of the Islamic ideas and social committment expressed through the poetry of Mahmoud Mau, an imam poet and social philantrophist from Kenya. This contribution aids in illuminating intellectual history and poetic productions from the Eastern...

Keywords: Kenya, literary criticism, Mau,Mahmoud, poetry
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 20 September 2019
S.G.M. van Hees; T. O’Fallon; M. Hofker; M. Dekker; S. Polack; L.M. Banks; E.J. A. M. Spaan
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: International journal for equity in health

Background. One way to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is the implementation of health insurance schemes. A robust and up to date overview of empirical evidence assessing and substantiating health equity impact of health...

Keywords: Africa, Asia, health insurance, South America
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 12 September 2019
K. van Walraven
Type of publication: Book

This volume provides an overview of political and socioeconomic developments in Niger during the last ten years. Besides demonstrating the structural continuities in the politics of Niger, its society and economy, it goes into some of the fundamental changes that the country...

Keywords: economic history, Niger, political history, social history
Added to database: 12 September 2019
L.C.G.J. ligtvoet; L.W. Oudenhuijsen
Editors: M.E.de Bruijn
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Biographies of radicalization

Through ethnographic observations, using online as well as offline sources, we focus on the new Biafra protests between 2014 and 2016. This period was a peak in the quest for the rebirth of the autonomous Republic of Biafra, a concept which had lived on among a part of the...

Keywords: Biafra conflict, Igbo, leadership, Nigeria, radicalism, social media, youth
Added to database: 18 July 2019
H. van den Breemer
Type of publication: Book

As an undergraduate in cultural anthropology at Leiden University in 1964, Hans van den Breemer was asked to participate in a research project on the most efficient distribution of new water wells in rural Niger. This brought him unforgettable contact with Hausa people and to...

Keywords: anthropological research, Dutch, fieldwork, rural areas, Senegal, students
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 18 July 2019
L.W. Oudenhuijsen
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Africa, football, women
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 17 July 2019
L.W. Oudenhuijsen
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: homosexuality, Senegal, women
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 17 July 2019
T.A. van der Hoog
Type of publication: Book
Keywords: heroes, historiography, monuments, Namibia, national liberation movements, nationalism, North Korea, socialism, SWAPO, ZANU-PF, Zimbabwe
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 16 July 2019
V. Eichelsheim; L.H. Berckmoes; B. Hola; T. Rutayisire; A. Richters
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Intervention : journal of mental health and psychosocial support in conflict affected areas

This study aims to (i) understand how the legacies of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi and its aftermath are transmitted to the next generation within Rwandan families and (ii) explore how institutional support plays a role in the pathways of intergenerational transmission...

Keywords: genocide, interpersonal relations, Rwanda, Tutsi
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 11 July 2019
Editors: M.C.A. van Winden; A.L. Yeadell-Moore
Type of publication: Book
Keywords: African studies, annual reports (form), ASCL, Netherlands
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 04 July 2019
G.C.van de Bruinhorst
Editors: Z. Hirji
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Approaches to the Qur’an in Sub-Saharan Africa
Keywords: Islam, Koran, personal narratives, religous literature, Swahili language, Tanzania, translation, ulema
Added to database: 03 July 2019
N. Oomes; A. Heyma; T. Belt; N. Berthiaume; P. Bisschop; D. Jongerius; V. Spanikova; A.J. Dietz; A. Akinyoade; T.A. van der Hoog; M.M.A. Kaag
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: labour, labour market, labour migration, Middle East, Netherlands
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 28 June 2019
T.A. van der Hoog; A.J. Dietz; F. Düwell
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Bibliographies (form), databases (form), development, education, migration
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 28 June 2019
A. Akinyoade
Type of publication: Other

Enrolment in both primary and secondary schools has risen substantially over the years, but secondary and tertiary enrolment remains low. The primary student population increased from just under4 million students in 1970 to more than 26 million students in 2013.Similarly, at...

Keywords: education, employment, labour market, migration, Nigeria, unemployment
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 28 June 2019

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