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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A. Raia
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Swahili forum

Although a textual relationship between Arabic Muslim texts and their rendition through Swahili epic poems (tendi) is acknowledged in Swahili poetry studies, “translation” is not a straightforwardexplanation of this relationship. Furthermore, Swahili narrative...

Keywords: East Africa, poetry, Swahili literature
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 20 September 2019
L.W. Oudenhuijsen
Type of publication: Book

This thesis explores how same-sex intimacies are navigated by young women in contemporary urban Senegal. Central to this research are various social spaces where sociality and sexuality are co-constructed among women. The analysis is based on six months of ethnographic...

Keywords: football, homosexuality, Senegal, women
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 17 July 2019
A. Idrissa
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Africa development

(Abstract) This article argues that the contemporaneous phenomana of the ‘third wave of democratisations’ and the ‘second wave of liberalisations’ – or neoliberalism as it were – has disrupted the promise of democracy in the Global South....

Keywords: democratization, liberalism, Niger, West Bengal
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 03 June 2019
M. van 't Wout
Type of publication: Book

This research project aims at understanding the expectations and motivations of young women in Ghana's Upper East region with regard to starting their own business. Supporting the owners of small-scale businesses in the informal economy has become a central objective of...

Keywords: employment creation, Ghana, informal sector, labour policy, poverty reduction, women entrepreneurs
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 26 March 2019

Niger (2018)
K. van Walraven
Editors: G.J. Abbink; H. Melber; A. Mehler; V. Odetula
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Africa yearbook : politics, economy and society South of the Sahara in 2017
Keywords: development, economy, Niger, policy, politics
Added to database: 19 February 2019
M.E. de Bruijn
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Africa, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, education, migration, politics, students
Added to database: 19 February 2019
M.E. de Bruijn
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Mali, violence
Added to database: 19 February 2019
M.E. de Bruijn
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Conflict and society: advances in research

Africa is at the lower end of internet use, but Facebook connectivity is rapidly increasing, linking diaspora and local people in mainly urban regions in Africa. A survey conducted in N'Djam‚na revealed that 1 in 10 people uses Facebook, which is an important...

Keywords: Chad, social media
Added to database: 19 February 2019
M.E. de Bruijn
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Cameroon, violence
Added to database: 19 February 2019
M.E. de Bruijn; J.C. Both
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Conflict and society: advances in research

The enduring experience of hardship, in the form of layers of various crises, can become deeply ingrained in a society, and people can come to act and react under these conditions as if they lead a normal life. This process is explored through the analytical concept of duress...

Keywords: Central Africa, Chad, West Africa
Added to database: 19 February 2019
M.E. de Bruijn; S.E. Sijsma
Type of publication: Audiovisual

In this film, produced by Voice4Thought, we follow two researchers who, on their turn, follow people who live(d) through long periods of violence, conflict and hardship in Chad and Mali. The stories they encounter are stories of lost hopes, of feelings of being misunderstood...

Keywords: Chad, Mali, radicalism
Added to database: 19 February 2019
F.K. Gabriel; M.E. de Bruijn
Type of publication: Audiovisual
Keywords: Africa, rebellions, terrorism
Added to database: 19 February 2019

Bizarre Mali (2018)
M.E. de Bruijn
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: conflict, elections, Mali
Added to database: 19 February 2019
M.E. de Bruijn; M.E. de Bruijn
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Biographies de la radicalisation : des messages cachés du changement social
Keywords: radicalism, social change, West Africa
Added to database: 19 February 2019
M.E. de Bruijn
Type of publication: Book
Keywords: radicalism, social change, West Africa
Added to database: 19 February 2019
W.J. Elbers; P. Kamau; L. Schulpen
Type of publication: Other
Added to database: 18 February 2019
W.J. Elbers; E. Frobisher; P. Kamau; E. Kumi; T. Saharan; L. Schulpen
Type of publication: Other
Added to database: 18 February 2019
L. Vogelzang; W.J. Elbers; T. Mtonga
Type of publication: Other

Too often the voices of youth with disabilities remain silent. This raises the question how these youth can best be empowered. As of yet, however, little research has looked at interventions seeking to empower youth with disabilities. Based on research in Zambia, this paper...

Keywords: disabled, youth, Zambia
Added to database: 18 February 2019
S. Peirolo; W.J. Elbers; A. Ibraham
Type of publication: Other

Awareness-raising initiatives are crucial to address the discrimination of People With Disabilities (PWDs). But what makes such initiatives successful? Building on evidence from Sierra Leone, this paper clarifies the factors that shape the success of disability awareness...

Keywords: disabled, Sierra Leone
Added to database: 18 February 2019
A. Dewulf; W.J. Elbers
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Administrative sciences

While cross-sector partnerships are sometimes depicted as a pragmatic problem solving arrangements devoid of politics and power, they are often characterized by power dynamics. Asymmetries in power can have a range of undesirable consequences as low-power actors may be co-...

Added to database: 18 February 2019

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