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.

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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M.M.A. Kaag; G. Steel
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Built environment
Keywords: investments, land, migration, Senegal, Sudan, urbanization
Added to database: 20 March 2019
A.J. Dietz
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: postage stamps, Seychelles
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 25 January 2019
A.J. Dietz
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: postage stamps, Seychelles
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 25 January 2019
A.J. Dietz
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: postage stamps, Seychelles
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 25 January 2019
J.C.M. Damen
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Leidraad
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 15 January 2019
W.M.J.van Kessel
Editors: J.W. Osei-Tutu
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Forts, castles and society in West Africa; Gold Coast and Dahomey, 1450-1960

According to a tenacious historical myth, first published in 1924 and recently revived by the British Museum, it was African veterans from the Dutch colonial army who introduced or popularised the colourful wax print textiles in West Africa. As the story goes, African...

Keywords: black soldiers, dyeing, Ghana, historiography, history, Indonesia, Netherlands, textiles, veterans
Added to database: 08 November 2018
D.J. Money
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: International labor and working class history

Understandings of class have often been highly racialized and gendered. This article examines the efforts of white workers’ organizations in Southern Africa during the 1940s to forge such a class identity across the region and disseminate it among the international...

Keywords: 1940-1949, labour history, Southern Africa, trade unions
Added to database: 19 March 2020
W.M.J.van Kessel
Type of publication: Review
In: Tijdschrift voor geschiedenis
Keywords: 1990-1999, Africa National Congress, Inkatha Freedom Party, police, political violence, South Africa, townships, Zulus
Added to database: 06 March 2020
H. Smits
Editors: G. Schneider-Blum; B. Hellwig; G.J. Dimmendaal
Type of publication: Book Chapter
In: Nuba mountain language studies: new insights
Keywords: Lumun language, Sudan
Added to database: 12 February 2020
A. Idrissa
Type of publication: Book
Keywords: Islam, politics, Sahel
Added to database: 28 January 2020
A.J. Dietz
Type of publication: Journal Article
In: Revista de agricultura urbana
Keywords: Africa, employment, migration, youth
Open access: Full text
Added to database: 27 January 2020
K. van Walraven
Type of publication: Other
Keywords: Galadima, Ousmane Dan (1927-2018), Niger
Added to database: 24 January 2020
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

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