Publications

The 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.

Browse our publications and those by our staff members using the simple search form below to look for a keyword in the title.

 

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F.K. Ameka; A. Amha
Editors: S. Völkel; N. Nassenstein
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Approaches to language and culture

The chapter surveys research into the relations among language, culture, and cognition in Africa. A leitmotif is linguistic relativity; the hypothesis that our habitual linguistic practices influence the way we categorize and express the perceptual flow of daily experiences....

Keywords: Africa, culture, languages, linguistics
Added to database: 20 September 2022
D.J. Money
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: African studies review : the journal of the African Studies Association
Keywords: Zambia
Added to database: 16 September 2022
T. Botes
Type of publication: Book

This book is based on Tamia Botes’s Master’s thesis ‘Where Have the Midwives Gone? Everyday Histories of Voetvroue in Johannesburg’, winner of the African Studies Centre, Leiden’s 2021 Africa Thesis Award. This annual award for Master’s...

Keywords: midwives, South Africa
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 11 September 2022
D.J. Money
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: copper mining, miners, racism, Zambia
Added to database: 07 September 2022
D.J. Money; T.D. Hendriks; J.B. Foudraine
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Southern Africa, students, writing
Added to database: 07 September 2022
A.J. Dietz
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Geografie
Keywords: Africa, cities, Subregional Human Development Index (SHDI)
Added to database: 06 September 2022
M. Dekker; N. Pouw
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: The European journal of development research

While there is increasing academic analysis and policy concern regarding growing inequality and the need for more inclusive development trajectories, it is equally important to advance our understanding of the pathways to attain more inclusive development in practice. This...

Keywords: Africa, Development policy, employment, governance, inclusive development, social protection
Added to database: 02 September 2022
E. Onah; C. Okoyeuzu; C.U. Uche
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Business history

Using materials from three relevant archives, this article explores the 1967 Nationalisation of the banking industry in Tanzania with particular focus on the three British banks that dominated the sector. Although it is widely agreed that prompt, adequate, and effective...

Keywords: banking, British banks, British government, compensation, nationalisation, Tanzania
Added to database: 02 September 2022
G.J. Abbink
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Cahiers d'études africaines

African postcolonial national identities are under (re)construction, facing persistent problems of disparity and social and “ethnic” inequality. Ethiopia, despite a heritage of State identity and “unity in diversity,” is vulnerable to fragmentation and...

Keywords: decolonization, Ethiopia, ethnicity, history education, national identity
Added to database: 01 September 2022
A.K. Gebeyehu; G.J. Abbink
Type of publication: Journal Article

This study assesses the impact of a large, state-sponsored sugar plantation scheme on agro-pastoralists’ livelihoods and local land use change in southern Ethiopia, specifically in the lower Omo Valley. The study compares the local perceptions on the ongoing Omo-Kuraz...

Keywords: agropastoralism, Ethiopia, plantations, sugar
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 10 August 2022
B. van Pinxteren
Type of publication: Book

This book starts with Vansina, who holds that old cultural traditions in Africa have been destroyed, but that new ones are emerging. With Prah, the study argues that a key role is played by education, which has to be based on African languages and values. Using a new...

Keywords: Africa, African languages, culture, education, educational policy, identity, language policy, languages of instruction
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 29 July 2022
A. Idrissa
Type of publication: Newspaper Article
In: Le Temps
Keywords: democratization, Mali, political stability
Added to database: 28 July 2022
G.J. Abbink
Type of publication: Book

J. Abbink produced a new bibliography on Ethiopian-Eritrean studies in society and history. It is a by- product of research he did on these countries in the past five years and is the ultimate volume in the series. The volume covers the period from 2016 to July 2022 and...

Keywords: Bibliographies (form), Eritrea, Ethiopia
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 25 July 2022
T.A. van der Hoog
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: African National Congress (South Africa), archives, secret communication, South Africa
Added to database: 14 July 2022
R Verbuyst
Type of publication: Book

The Khoisan of the Cape are widely considered virtually extinct as a distinct collective following their decimation, dispossession and assimilation into the mixed-race group ‘coloured’ during colonialism and apartheid. However, since the democratic transition of...

Keywords: anthropology, Khoikhoi, San, South Africa
Added to database: 21 June 2022
T.A. van der Hoog
Type of publication: Other

The United Nations (UN) sanctions against North Korea are weakened by structural evasion techniques and weak enforcement. The African continent is a crucial node in the global illicit networks of North Korea. This paper examines three motives for African states to cooperate...

Keywords: cooperations, North Korea, sanctions, Southern Africa, United Nations
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 17 June 2022
T.A. van der Hoog
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Africa Spectrum

The call to decolonize African Studies has a profound influence on the field, with varying degrees of success. This article addresses this topic in relation to the author’s personal experiences in the publishing industry in Namibia. By describing the attempt to publish...

Keywords: decolonization, genocide, history, Namibia, publishing industry
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 16 June 2022
T.A. van der Hoog
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Cold War History

During the decolonisation of southern Africa (1960s-1990s), several national liberation movements benefited from support from the Nordic countries, where they established foreign missions and mobilized international aid. As a result, a considerable amount of African primary...

Keywords: archives, cold war, decolonization, liberation archives, Nordic countries, Southern Africa
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 08 June 2022
L.H. Berckmoes
Editors: B. Holá; H.N. Nzitatira; M. Weerdesteijn
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: The Oxford handbook of atrocity crimes

This chapter explores how, over time, scientific research has dealt with questions about effects of mass atrocity violence on people born after the violence. It shows that the interdisciplinary field of scholarship on the intergenerational transmission of violence and trauma...

Keywords: conflict trap, cycle of violence, intergenerational transmission, mass atrocity violence, mechanisms of intergenerational transmission, philosophy of science, trauma
Added to database: 16 May 2022
T.A. van der Hoog
Editors: K. Yonho
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Ideology and economic policy in North Korea
Keywords: Africa, agriculture, development aid, Ghana, North Korea, Tanzania
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 09 May 2022

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