African Roads to Prosperity: People en Route to Socio-Cultural and Economic Transformations

This book brings together in a comparative analysis the results of studies of the various cultural, social, economic and historical aspects that are formative in African societies’ experiences of how people negotiated the spaces and times of being in transit on the road to prosperity. The book analyses the various outcomes of the process of mobility and the experience of spaces and times of transit across gender, generational, and class-differences. These experiences are explored and give insight into the socio-cultural and economics transformations that have taken place in African societies in the past century.

In addition to editors Akinyinka Akinyoade and Jan-Bart Gewald, other ASCL researchers that have contributed to this book are Wouter van Beek, Marleen Dekker, Ton Dietz and Rijk van Dijk. Also ASCL Community Fellows Meike de Goede, Samuel Aniegye Ntewusu and Shehu Tijjani Yusuf contributed.

This book has been published in the African Dynamics Series, Volume 14, Brill Publishers. African Dynamics is an annual publication of the African Studies Centre Leiden. Each year, a different theme is discussed from various perspectives by scholars from all over the world. 

Author(s) / editor(s)

Akinyinka Akinyoade, Jan-Bart Gewald

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Akinyinka Akinyoade, PhD (2007) International Institute of Social Studies Den Haag, is a Senior Researcher at the African Studies Centre Leiden. He has published books and articles on irregular migration, and fertility dynamics in West Africa. He is currently working on food and water security scenarios for Africa 2050.

Jan-Bart Gewald, PhD (1996) Leiden University, is a Senior Researcher at the African Studies Centre, Leiden and Professor of History at Leiden University. He has published extensively on aspects of Southern African History and is currently working primarily on Zambian history.

How to order

Order this book with Brill publishers, € 59,-, ISBN: 9789004301719.