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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J.C.M. Damen
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: IP: vakblad voor informatieprofessionals
Keywords: Eef Overgaauw, special libraries
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 18 November 2022
T.G. Kirsch; K. Mahlke; R.A. van Dijk
Editors: T.G. Kirsch; K. Mahlke; R.A. van Dijk
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Hedging in demons and the uncanny

In contemporary Mozambique, avenging spirits may be appeased by marrying them to young women. For instance, when the spirit of a man who was a homicide victim keeps haunting the murderer’s family, ritually making it a spirit spouse turns it into an official family...

Keywords: magic, Mozambique
Added to database: 15 November 2022
R.A. van Dijk; S.D. Seturne
Editors: T.G. Kirsch; K. Mahlke; R.A. van Dijk
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Hedging in demons and the uncanny

Ambiguities, this chapter argues, are present in the execution of wedding arrangements in Botswana, which, in some locations in the country, revolve around particular ritual practices that are crucial to how people are prepared for marriage. A point concerning knowing...

Keywords: Botswana, marriage rites, Pentecostalism
Added to database: 15 November 2022
T.A. van der Hoog; B.C. Moore
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Journal of Namibian studies

Namibia was one of the final African states to gain independence, a political transformation which was the outcome of a decades-long liberation struggle. The global dimension of the struggle has been duly recognised by generations of historians. As a result, archival...

Keywords: archives, colonization, decolonization, Nambia
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 07 November 2022

Rwanda at 60 (2022)
A.J. Dietz; D.W.L. Ehrhardt; L.H. Berckmoes
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: 2022, economic conditions, political conditions, Rwanda
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 04 November 2022
G.C. van de Bruinhorst; J.C.M. Damen
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: IP: vakblad voor informatieprofessionals
Keywords: acquisition, Africa, African studies collections, collection development, university libraries
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 20 October 2022
W.E.A. van Beek; O.S. Ongoiba; A.D. Saye
Type of publication: Book

In the Dogon funeral proceedings, a major song cycle called baja ni is performed in a session of at least seven hours. The texts of the chants are attributed to a legendary figure called Abire, who as a blind singer in the nineteenth century roamed the heartland of the Dogon...

Keywords: Dogon, funerals, Mali, songs
Added to database: 19 October 2022
T.A. van der Hoog
Editors: M. van Groesen; K. van Ommen; A.-I. Richard; A. Schrikker; M. Storms; G. Verhoeven
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Maps that made history: 1000 years of world history in 100 old maps
Civil wars and wars of liberation put southern Africa at the centre of world attention from the 1960s to the 1990s. It was a region where hope alternated with despair, disaster with dreams. This chapter analyses a map of southern Africa that was produced in 1970 by the...
Keywords: history, liberation, maps (form), Southern Africa
Added to database: 14 October 2022
V. Prange; A.J. Dietz
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: postage stamps, Somalia
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 06 October 2022
A.J. Dietz
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Africa, arms contracts, cold war, international relations, media, military intervention, Russia, Ukraine, United Nations
Added to database: 05 October 2022
A.J. Dietz
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: postage stamps, Somaliland, United Kingdom
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 29 September 2022
V. Prange; A.J. Dietz
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Jubaland, Oltre Giuba, postage stamps, Somalia
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 29 September 2022
A.J. Dietz
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: postage stamps, Somalia
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 29 September 2022
V. Prange; A.J. Dietz
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Italian Somaliland, postage stamps, Somalia
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 29 September 2022
J.A.M.M. Jansen
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: postage stamps, Senegal
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 29 September 2022
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

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