Africa News from the Centre of African Studies, University of London,
August 2014
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Just below this you will see highlights from our extensive Autumn Term events programme. Click the links below to see news about events & seminars at SOAS and other UK universities, as well as several calls for papers in conferences in the UK & abroad. At the bottom you will find listings for funding, job opportunities, and journals and book series on Africa.

CAS Events | News from CAS | SOAS Events Events & Seminars in the UK | Art & Music

Conferences in the UK & Abroad Funding & Prizes 
Jobs | Journals and Book Series
CAS Events
Autumn Term

Owusu-Ankomah in Conversation

Monday 22nd September, 5.15pm, Room 4429, SOAS
In conjuction with his exhibition at October Gallery, Owusu-Ankomah will discuss his work and contemporary African art with Chris Spring (curator, Sainsbury African Galleries, British Museum) 
Register on Eventbrite

'Towards a Temptation Hypothesis' - Religion and Masculinities in Africa Keynote Lecture

Friday 26th September, 5pm - 6.30pm, Venue - Bloomsbury (TBC)
Prof Brad Weiss (College of William & Mary) will deliver the keynote lecture for the 'Religion and Masculinities in Africa' conference.

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50 Years of 'Arrow of God', 100 Years of Nigeria: A Celebration and an Inquest

4th October, DLT, SOAS

The organisers of the Igbo Conference in association with CAS will host in the 'Arrow of God' Symposium, which marks the 50th anniversary of the  publication of Chinua Achebe’s novel, Arrow of God which Achebe described as 'the novel which I am most likely to be caught sitting down to read again.' The symposium will create a space to reflect on the position of Arrow of God in the African literary corpus, the socio-historical significance of its publication in the year of Nigeria's 50th anniversary (1964) and the trajectories that can be drawn between Arrow of God and contemporary African history.

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Large hydropower projects in Southern Africa: a social history

Wednesday 22nd October, 5pm, Room 349 Senate House
A talk with Allen Isaacman on two of the most ambitious infrastructural projects in the history of colonial Africa: the Cahora Bassa dam (Mozambique) and the Kariba dam (on the Zimbabwe-Zambia border). Both dams still provide electricity for mining and industrial sectors in the region. The talk contrasts the conflicts over the long-term benefits and impacts of development projects. 

Further details to follow

Africa Business Group Meeting:
Cutting Edge Community Based Tourism in East Africa

Monday 3rd November, 5pm, KLT, SOAS
This meeting will build on the already extensive university and business links in the tourism sphere between SOAS and the tourism authorities in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somaliland. The purpose is to encourage particular forms of community based tourism in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somaliland and to welcome diaspora groups in the UK from the three African countries to join the discussion. 
With Prof Tom Selwyn (SOAS)

Further details to follow

Daniel Laemouahuma Jatta presents: The African Roots of the New World Banjo

Monday 1st December, 5.15pm, Room 4429
with Dr Lucy Duran (Lecturer in African Music) and Dr Toby Green (Lecturer in Lusophone African History and Culture, KCL)

Further details to follow
News from CAS
CAS audio recordings now available on iTunes

Thanks to SOAS Radio, there is now a repository of audio content of the Centre of African Studies. It includes podcasts, recordings of seminars, lectures and conference proceedings related to Africa and African Studies at SOAS, including from the Mali in Transition Conference, African Development Forum, and Governance in Africa Conversations

Browse the recordings here

AFFORD's Africa-Gives programme volunteering opportunity in Ghana

8th - 20th September 2014

Our partners at AFFORD encourage applications from young Africans in the diaspora to develop two-way working relationships with local government, youth and community representatives in Ghana.

Find out more
Or for further details please get in touch asap with
Emma Orefuwa at if you are in the UK/Europe 
Kirstie Kwarteng at if you are in the US
SOAS Events
SOAS Alumni Network event in Lagos

Tuesday 9th September 2014, 6pm,  'The Office' - Roof Top Bar at Four Points by Sheraton. Oniru Chieftaincy Estate. Lekki Peninsula. Victoria Island, P. O. Box 53197, Ikoyi

SOAS Alumni Officer Hauwa Shehu, will be hosting an alumni network event this September in Lagos. Join her and your fellow SOAS alumni to catch up, network, and hear updates from SOAS and how you can get involved, over drinks and nibbles. 
Please share the information with your networks and register here

International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Pentecostalism and Development
5th & 6th September 2014

The eighth international and interdisciplinary of the European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism (GloPent) will be hosted at SOAS, University of London on 5th and 6th September 2014. The conference theme is "Pentecostalism and Development".

Find out more and download full programme
Events and Seminars in the UK

The African Studies Centre organises a lively programme of seminars, workshops and international conferences. At least three research seminars on Africa meet each week during Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity Terms:

Annual events include:

Podcasts of past seminars and events hosted by the African Studies Centre are available both on the Oxford University Podcasts Website and on iTuneU.

Cambridge Centre of African Studies Seminars
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Leeds Centre of African Studies Seminars
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London School of Economics
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King's College London
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Birkbeck College
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African Studies Association UK Bienniel Conference 

9th - 11th September 2014, University of Sussex

'We have had an excellent response to the call for panels and an exciting range of panels on a diverse range of topics has been proposed. We are grateful to the individuals, journals, centres and networks who have offered panels and in particular for the streams (linked panels on a theme) which will run throughout the conference.'

Download the conference programme
The 4th Ugandan UK Trade and Investment Forum in London

Saturday 13th September 2014, 9am – 7pm, Troxy Arena, 490 Commercial Rd, E1 0HX

Uganda Convention UK’s vision is to harness the tremendous skills, expertise and knowledgebase of the Ugandan Diaspora with a view to promote socio-economic and infrastructural development back in Uganda.

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Africa Works Conference
16th – 17th October 2014, Holliday Inn, Haagse Schouwweg 10, 2300 PA Leiden, Netherlands

Organised by the Netherlands African Business Council and the African Studies Centre
The objective of Africa Works! 2014 is to explore the challenges and opportunities Africa poses to companies, government bodies, NGO’s  and knowledge centers through informing, inspiring, and expanding professional networks.

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Art, Music & Film
Ablade Glover - Last Chance to See

80th Anniversary Exhibition
3 July – 2 August 2014, October Gallery, London

Nigerian painter Ablade Glover will exhibit a selection of works which represent his insatiable passion for movement, activity and colour.

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To mark the final day of the exhibition, Ablade Glover: 80th Anniversary, October Gallery, London, will present Episode 4, from the six-part contemporary arts series, African Masters. This episode goes behind the scenes with world-renowned artists, Ablade Glover and El Anatsui, visiting their studios in Ghana and in Nigeria.

Please reserve your free place on Eventbrite

Africa Centre Summer Festival - FREE

Saturday 2nd August, 12pm-10pm, Covent Garden Piazza, London

Textile Exhibition, Live Music, Textile Workshop, African Market, Children's Activities, Performing Arts

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Africa Utopia 2014

Friday 12th - Sunday 14th September 2014, Southbank Centre, London

'Some of the continent’s most iconic musicians and artists appear at the festival, performing and taking part in the debates alongside experts, entrepreneurs and activists. Join us to celebrate arts and culture across one of the world’s most dynamic and fast-changing continents.'

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Owusu-Ankomah: Microcron Begins

Private View: Wednesday 17th September 2014, 6pm-8pm, October Gallery, London

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Re-imagine: Black Women in Britain

24 July – 30 November 2014

The inaugural exhibition following the opening of the Black Cultural Archives, Windrush Square, Brixton.
‘Listen to a tapestry of voices and re-imagine the historical accounts of an 18th century freedom fighter, social and political activists, talented musicians, writers and a woman serving in the Royal Navy.’

FREE admission
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Conferences in the UK & Abroad

South Africa’s democracy at 20: Diagnosis and prognosis 
7th November 2014, The South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS)
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APORDE - African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics 
1st – 12th September 2014, Industrial Development Corporation , Johannesburg, South Africa
‘A high-level training programme in development economics which aims to build capacity in economics and economic policy-making’

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Call for abstracts, A History of Humanitarianism in Africa
March 2015 in Africa (location TBC)

The symposium on the History of Humanitarianism in Africa, which forms a part of the Humanitarian Policy Group’s research project A global history of modern humanitarian action, aims to bring together different perspectives on the evolution of and influences on the concept and practice of humanitarianism on the African continent.

Deadline: 15th August 2014
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CFP: African Archaeology Research Day 2014
University of Bristol, 21st – 22nd November 2014, SS Great Britain

Deadline: Tuesday 30th September 2014
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Call for abstracts: Researchers in Development PhD Network (RiDNET) Conference 2014

12th November 2014, University of Leeds
‘Does Research Make a Difference in Development? Bridging the gaps between research, policy and practice’ 
Deadline: 31st August 2014
Download the call
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Postcolonial Governmentality Workshop 
25-26th September 2014, University of Bristol
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Exploring Diasporas through the Arts 
1st November 2014, Oxford Diasporas Programme, Old Fire Station, Oxford
Exploring Diaspora through the Arts, supported by the Oxford Diasporas Programme and hosted by The Old Fire Station, aims to bring together artists, scholars, students and the general public to explore aesthetic manifestations and representations of diasporas, and reflect on what the arts contribute to diaspora studies. It also seeks to provide a platform for established and newly emerging artists to share, showcase, and sell their work. 
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CFP: Documenting Africa: Creating Fact or Fiction through the Lens 
8th – 9th November, University of Westminster
Extended Deadline: 12th September 2014
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Call for submissions:  Edgar Graham Book Prize 
From the Department of Development Studies at SOAS, awarded for a work of original scholarship on development in Asia and Africa.
Deadline: 1st Oct 2014
Download more information


Africa on the Move: Third ASAI Conference 
Interdisciplinary Centre for African Studies of the University of Macerata, 17th – 20th September 2014
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CFP: ECAS 6: ‘Collective Mobilisations in Africa: Contestation, Resistance, Revolt’
8th-10th July 2015
Extended deadline for panel proposals: 10th August 2014
Find out more
Funding Opportunities & Prizes

SOAS Scholarships & Fellowships

Governance for Development in Africa Initiative (GDiA) at SOAS
  • PhD Scholarships
  • MSc Scholarships
  • Residential School in Africa (next school to be announced)
Applications now open for academic year 2015/2016 
Leventis Nigerian Post-Doctoral Fellowship at SOAS 
The Centre of African Studies of the University of London invites applications from Nigerian academics to take part in a scheme of collaborative research funded by the Leventis Foundation.
Applications now open for academic year 2015/2016. Next deadline to apply: 31 May 2015
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships  for MRes Politics with Language, MSc Research for International Development, MA Anthropological Research Methods, MA Anthropological Research Methods and Nepali
The Canon Collins Scholarships at SOAS – open to Masters students from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship for students from African Commonwealth countries applying for: MSc Development Studies, LLM in Law, Development and Governance, MSc Development Economics, MA Social Anthropology of Development, MA Music and Development
The Culture of Resistance Scholarships for Masters students in the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, from the following African countries: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Ferguson Scholarships for African taught Masters students in African Studies, International Studies and Diplomacy & Social Anthropology of Development
Santander Taught Master’s Scholarships for African students from Ghana 
SOAS Master's Scholarships - Faculty of Arts & Humanities  - (for any full-time taught masters programme in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities) 
SOAS Master's Scholarships - Faculty of Language & Cultures (for the full-time MA Postcolonial Studies, MA Cultural Studies, MA Comparative Literature, MA Linguistics, MA Applied Linguistics & Language Pedagogy, MA Language, Documentation and Description, MA Translation Theory and Practice (Asian and African Languages) 
SOAS Master's Scholarships - Faculty of Law and Social Sciences (for any full-time master's programmes in the Department of Development Studies, Economics, Law, Politics, International Studies and Financial & Management Studies, in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy and in the the Centre for Gender Studies)
William Ross Murray Scholarship for an LLM student from a developing country

External scholarships

British Institute in Eastern Africa Graduate Attachment Scheme for recent graduates with an interest in further studies in Africa 
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. The Scholarships are an important element in Britain’s public diplomacy effort and bring young professionals, who have already displayed outstanding leadership talents, to study in the UK. The objective of the Chevening programme is to support foreign policy priorities and achieve FCO objectives by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision-makers.
British Council
  • The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries. The CSFP was established at the first Commonwealth education conference in 1959, and over 26,000 individuals have benefited. CSC offers Masters and PhD scholarships as well as Fellowships and distance learning scholarships
  • Mansion House Scholarships for training and work experience in the United Kingdom's financial services industry, open to postgraduate Nigerian students.

Other Universities

University of Sheffield West African Merit Scholarships for students from Benin, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea or Guinea Bissau
University of Bath Steve Huckvale Scholarships for students in Africa – taught masters students from Africa who are intending to study Engineering or Management
Bournemouth University UKEAS Nigeria Scholarship for Nigerian nationals on full-time postgraduate courses
Postdoctoral Fellowships in ERC Project
‘Apartheid—The Global Itinerary: South African Cultural Formations in Transnational Circulation 1948-1990’
Post-Doctoral Fellowships
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Sir William Luce Fellowship at Durham University
Now being offered for Easter term
Deadline: 29th August
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NEW: Colin Murray Award for Postdoctoral Research in Southern Africa

Award of up to £2,500 to support original ‘engaged field research’ on a topic relevant to the diverse interests and work of the late Colin Murray (longstanding Editorial Board member and former editor and chair of the Journal of Southern African Studies (JSAS))
Deadline: 30th September 2014.
Download further information and application form or contact Dr Colin Stoneman

NEW: PARI-PSETA Masters Scholarships 2014 at Wits University, Johannesburg

The Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) invites applications for the PARI-PSETA Scholarship Programme available for Masters Study at Wits University. The scholarships will support talented students at masters level in the fields of political science, economics and relevant social science disciplines wanting to (a) understand what drives performance in government departments and (b) contribute to the debate about capacity development in the public service and (c) help plan for skills development in the public service. These are generously funded scholarships for two years. Applications should reach PARI by no later than 17:00 on 11 August 2014.
Download the application form
LANDac Postdoc land governance and food security (0.8 fte)

LANDac (Utrecht University, Netherlands) seeks to appoint a highly motivated Postdoc researcher who holds a PhD in International Development, Anthropology, Human Geography, Economics or related fields. You have relevant field experience in doing research on land related issues in Africa, Asia and/or Latin America. We are particularly looking for candidates with expertise in land governance related research, including large-scale land investments in relation to food security, and with an existing network of researchers and practitioners active in land-related issues. For further information about the position, please contact the LANDac coordinator Gemma Betsema: or +31655787023.
Deadline: 10th August 2014
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New Professorships relating to Urban and African Studies (University of Basel)
The University of Basel is introducing a new master studies programme in Urban and Landscape Studies and advertises three new positions, two of which relate explicitly to African Studies. Deadline: 15th September 2014

Native African Languages Speakers

For the Chatterbox voice-over agency.
Contact Camilla Laxton
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Journals and Book Series on Africa
Adonis &Abbey Publishers Ltd, P.O. Box 43418, London, SE11 4XZ:
1. African Renaissance: a bi-monthly, multidisciplinary international journal published since 2004, has launched a book programme. Under the programme, the journal, which is a cross between an academic publication and any higher-end policy oriented report, will publish every year 5-6 books based on contributions to the journal. The book programme has already started (see some of the titles in “Forthcoming Titles below). Usually an editor is appointed to edit each volume, and the editor asks authors of selected contributions to update/expand/beef up/revise their contributions -as the case may be.  For previous issues of African Renaissance, see:
2. African Journal of Business of Economic Research, a peer-reviewed academic journal, which made its debut in January 2006. The journal is published three times a year. Also 1-2 books are to be published each year from the contributions to the journal. For details of the current edition, please see:
3. Review of Nigerian Affairs is a quarterly, multidisciplinary online journal, which is a cross between an academic publication and any quality, policy-oriented features magazine. The journal brings together different perspectives on current issues in Nigerian politics, economy and society.
4. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID) 
AJSTID is a multi-disciplinary and refereed international journal with a special focus on science, technology, and innovation in developing economies, with a special reference to Africa. It has been established on the basis of the recognized role of innovation in the development of economies and on the relative absence of research in the area, particularly in the case of Africa. AJSTID seeks to encourage research along three broad streams. This first is the role of science, technology and innovation in the process of industrial growth and development. The second stream concerns the broader area of socio-economic development. The third invites work exploring the inclusion of innovation and knowledge in cross border integration processes particularly in Africa. AJSTID will solicit submissions on both these research streams at various levels: firms, sectors/ industries/clusters, regions and countries.
5. African Performance Review is a triennial  journal of the African Theatre Association (AfTA) dedicated to publishing, disseminating and encouraging high quality research and information on theatres and performance in Africa and the African Diaspora. 
African Affairs, Journal of the Royal African Society
African Affairs is published on behalf of the Royal African Society. It publishes articles on recent political, social and economic developments in sub-Saharan countries. Also included are historical studies that illuminate current events in the continent. Each issue of African Affairs contains a substantial section of book reviews, with occasional review articles. There is also an invaluable list of recently published books, and a listing of articles on Africa that have appeared in non-Africanist journals.
Africa Confidential
Africa Confidential is one of the longest-established specialist publications on Africa, with a considerable reputation for being first with the in depth news on significant political, economic and security developments across the continent. Our track record owes much to our comprehensive network of local correspondents and the connections that we’ve built up throughout Africa since we started publishing back in 1960.
Africa-Asia Confidential
Africa-Asia Confidential was first published in November 2007, by the same group that owns Africa ConfidentialAsempa Limited of Cambridge. The newsletter was founded in response to the growing political and economic relations between Africa and Asia – and by the need to understand the implications for Africa. Using the resources that Africa Confidential has accrued in 50 years of covering the continent, Africa-Asia Confidential is also developing a new network of correspondents to supply the same kind of detailed and exclusive information for which Africa Confidential has won its reputation. 
African Journal of Political Science
The AJPS is published by the African Association of Political Science (AAPS), with the aim of providing a platform for African perspectives on issues of politics, economy and society in Africa. It is published 2 times a year - in June and December, and targeted at the social science community, policy-makers, and university students. Contributions are in either English or French. With effect from the year 2000, it will be published in Arabic by the Institute of African Research and Studies, Cairo University, Egypt.
African Studies Journals, Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group:
1. African and Black Diaspora
This is the first academic journal that directly addresses the needs of scholars working in the important field of African Diaspora studies. It advances the analytical and interrogative discourses that constitute this distinctive interdisciplinary study of the deterritorialised and transnational nature of the African and Black Diaspora. The journal publishes research articles, commentaries and book reviews. All articles will be peer-reviewed. Authors interested in contributing should contact one of the three Editors. A special issue Navigating African Diaspora: Crossing, Belonging and Presence, is in preparation.
2. African Identities, 2 Issues per year, Print ISSN: 1369-6815, Online ISSN: 1469-9346
With an emphasis on gender, class, nation, marginalisation, "otherness" and difference, the journal explores how African identities, either by force of expediency or contingency, create layered terrains of (ex)change, decentre dominant meanings, paradigms and certainties. For more information visit:
3. African Studies, 2 Issues per year, Print ISSN: 0002-0184, Online ISSN: 1469-2872
Rooted in a long tradition of scholarship, African Studies provides an inter-disciplinary forum for conceptual and empirical writing relevant to Africa, and that contributes to international dialogue and debate. For more information visit:
4. Development Southern Africa
Development Southern Africa offers a platform for expressing views and encouraging debate among development specialists, policy decision makers, scholars and students in the wider professional fraternity and especially in southern Africa. The journal publishes articles that reflect innovative thinking on key development challenges and policy issues facing South Africa and other countries in the southern African region.
5. Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies
ENAJS is the premier international peer-reviewed journal for the critical analysis of journalism scholarship, education and practice in all its facets in Africa. The purpose of the journal is to foster a better understanding of journalism, media studies, and mass communication as research areas in the comparative context of Africa and the Global South, and to build links between these academic fields and the media professions. The journal's focus is on Africa, but its academic interest and scope is transnational.
6. Ethnic and Racial Studies
Race, ethnicity and nationalism are at the heart of many of the major social and political issues in the present global environment. New antagonisms have emerged which require a rethinking of traditional theoretical and empirical perspectives. Ethnic and Racial Studies, published ten times a year, is the leading journal for the analysis of these issues throughout the world. The journal provides an interdisciplinary academic forum for the presentation of research and theoretical analysis, drawing on sociology, social policy, anthropology, political science, economics, geography, international relations, history, social psychology and cultural studies.
7. Journal of African Cultural Studies
The Journal of African Cultural Studies is an international journal providing a forum for perceptions of African culture from inside and outside Africa, with a special commitment to African scholarship. It focuses on dimensions of African culture including African literatures both oral and written, performance arts, visual arts, music, the role of the media, the relationship between culture and power, as well as issues within such fields as popular culture in Africa, sociolinguistic topics of cultural interest, and culture and gender.
8. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
This journal publishes the results of first-class research on all forms of migration and its consequences, together with articles on ethnic conflict, discrimination, racism, nationalism, citizenship and policies of integration. Submissions: For details on how to submit a paper to Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies go to
9. Journal of Contemporary African Studies
The Journal of Contemporary African Studies (published four times a year, in January, April, July and October) is an interdisciplinary journal seeking to promote a scholarly understanding of developments and change throughout the African continent, as well as the location of Africa within the global political economy. Its scope extends across the social sciences, as well as encouraging articles relating to the social dimensions of the wider humanities, sciences and the environment. It welcomes contributions reviewing general trends in the academic literature, as well as those offering careful analyses of developments at national, regional and continental level. It also publishes special issues and welcomes proposals for new topics.
10. Journal of Southern African Studies
JSAS is an international publication for work of high academic quality on issues of interest and concern in the region of Southern Africa. It aims at generating fresh scholarly enquiry and rigorous exposition in the many different disciplines of the social sciences and humanities, and periodically organises and supports conferences to this end, sometimes in the region. It seeks to encourage inter-disciplinary analysis, strong comparative perspectives and research that reflects new theoretical or methodological approaches. An active advisory board and an editor based in the region demonstrate our close ties with scholars there and our commitment to promoting research in the region.
11. Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies
Published since 1974, Politikon is the official journal of the South African Association of Political Studies. It focuses primarily on South African politics, but not exclusively so. Over the years the journal has published articles by some of the world's leading political scientists, including Arend Lijphart, Samuel Huntington, and Philippe Schmitter. It has also featured important contributions from South Africa's leading political philosophers, political scientists and international relations experts. It has proved an influential journal, particularly in debates over the merits of South Africa's constitutional reforms (in 1983 and 1994). In the last few years special issues have focused on women and politics in South Africa, and the South African election of 1999. Recent articles have looked at the negotiated transition from apartheid to democracy, aspects of identity politics in post-apartheid South Africa and issues of democratic consolidation.
12. Review of African Political Economy
ROAPE is a refereed journal committed to encouraging high quality research and fostering excellence in the understanding of African political economy. Published quarterly by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group for the ROAPE international collective it has since 1974 provided radical analysis of trends, issues and social processes in Africa, adopting a broadly materialist interpretation of change. It has paid particular attention to the political economy of inequality, exploitation and oppression and struggles against them, whether driven by global forces or local ones such as class, race, community and gender. It sustains a critical analysis of the nature of power and the state in Africa in the context of capitalist globalisation.
13. Journal of Eastern African Studies
The Journal of Eastern African Studies is the international publication of the British Institute in Eastern Africa, published three times each year. It aims to promote fresh scholarly enquiry on the region from within the humanities and the social sciences, and to encourage work that communicates across disciplinary boundaries. It seeks to foster inter-disciplinary analysis, strong comparative perspectives, and research employing the most significant theoretical or methodological approaches for the region.
14.  South African Journal of International Affairs
The SAJIA is an outward-looking International Relations journal. While taking a South African and African perspective, articles are comparative, and address issues of global importance. Published since 1993, SAJIA has become a leading South African journal publishing original and review articles on international relations involving and affecting Africa. The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is an independent, non-governmental organisation focusing on South Africa's and Africa's international relations. SAIIA provides cutting edge analysis and promotes balanced dialogue, thus contributing to effective policy making on issues critical to Africa and its engagement in a dynamic global context.
15. The Journal of North African Studies
The Journal of North African Studies is a forum for scholars of and from the region. Its contents cover both country-based and regional themes, which range from historical topics to sociological, anthropological, economic, diplomatic and other issues. It is the first academic journal in English to analyse the historic and current affairs of what has become an important and coherent region of the Mediterranean basin, which is also linked to the Middle East and Africa.

International African Institute
1. Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Africa is the premier journal devoted to the study of African societies and culture. Editorial policy encourages an interdisciplinary approach, involving humanities, social sciences, and environmental sciences. For further details see
2. Africa Bibliography
Africa Bibliography has became available as a searchable online database from February 2011. The online bibliography has been developed by the IAI together with Cambridge University Press. Six volumes from 2004/5 to 2009/10 (current volume) were being published initially. It is anticipated that back volumes from 1984 will be added in due course during 2011 and 2012. Subsequent new annual volumes will be published in both online and print formats. For further details see
3. International African Library series
For updates on new volumes visit:

4. African Arguments the Book Series

African Arguments is a series of short books about Africa today. Aimed at the growing number of students and general readers who want to know more about the continent, these books intend to highlight many of the longer-term strategic as well as immediate political issues confronting the African continent. The series is a collaboration between Zed Books, The Royal African Society, The International Africa InstituteThe Social Science Research Council and Justice Africa.
Pambazuka News is produced by a pan-African community of some 2,600 citizens and organisations - academics, policy makers, social activists, women's organisations, civil society organisations, writers, artists, poets, bloggers, and commentators who together produce insightful, sharp and thoughtful analyses and make it one of the largest and most innovative and influential web forums for social justice in Africa. Pambazuka News also publishes podcasts, videocasts and book. To view online, go to
Postamble is a postgraduate journal of the Faculty of Humanities located in the Centre for African Studies and published bi-annually online. Postamble is committed to featuring original post graduate student work of a high academic standard which is of value to the promotion of multi-disciplinary study of Africa within the university environment. Postamble is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes general, as well as thematically focussed special issues. For more information visit:
The Africa Report:
A monthly Journal, The Africa Report has established itself as the international publication of reference dedicated to African affairs. It is the guide used by decision makers to anticipate economic and political changes in Africa and relied upon for the expertise of an independent editorial team in its surveys, sector reports and country focus published in each issue. Its recognised high-quality coverage of the African business environment is combined with the widest pan-African and international circulation.
AEGIS/Brill Book Series: Call for proposal
With the AEGIS Series (published by Brill) AEGIS provides a venue for the publication of works drawn from the lively and expanding community of scholars with interests in Africa and its Diaspora. The AEGIS Series aims to publish books within the broad fields of study within the humanities and social sciences that would bring new approaches or innovative perspectives to the topics discussed. Titles comprise works that could also reflect established debate within African Studies if they provide new insights. Both individually-authored works and edited collections on focused themes will be considered. The first volume (Is violence inevitable in Africa?) appeared in 2005. The AEGIS series will publish two books a year. Potential authors should first submit a proposal using the guidelines found at
Africa in Development Series (Peter Lang International Academic Publishers)
While African Development remains a preoccupation, policy craftsmen and a multiplicity of domestic and international actors have been engaged in the quest for solutions to the myriad problems associated with poverty and underdevelopment.
This series is designed to encourage innovative thinking on a broad range of development issues. Thus its remit extends to all fields of intellectual inquiry with the aim to highlight the advantages of interdisciplinary perspective.
The series welcome proposals from collected papers as well as monographs from recent PhDs no less than from established scholars.
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