Publications Programme

Since the creation of the programme, a steadily increasing number of edited volumes and special issues of peer-reviewed journals have been published as direct outcomes of the workshops and conferences. We would like to thank the conveners for their efforts. We are especially grateful to the German Research Foundation (DFG), which financially supported some of the publications. The following list is not exhaustive.

Edited Volumes

Abdalla, Mustafa, Denise Dias Barros and Marina Berthet (eds.), 2014: Spaces in Movement. New Perspectives on Migration in African Settings. Koeln: Ruediger Koeppe.

Bazenguissa-Ganga, Rémy, Mamadou Diawara, Mamadou Diouf and Achille Mbembé (eds.): Afrika Nko: la bibliothèque coloniale en question/Debating the colonial library. Paris: Présence Africaine (forthcoming).

Berthet, Marina, Fernando Rosa and Shaun Viljoen (eds.), 2019: Moving Spaces. Creolisation and Mobility in Africa, the Atlantic and Indian Ocean. Leiden: Brill.

Boesen, Elisabeth and Laurence Marfaing (eds.), 2014: Mobilités dans l’espace ouest-africain. Ressources, développement locale et intégration régionale. Paris: Karthala.

Dawuni, Josephine Jarpa (ed.): Women and Access to Justice in African Judiciaries. Rowman and Littlefield/ Lexington Books (forthcoming).

Diallo, Fatimata and Alhassan Anamzoya (eds.): Legal pluralism and African Court: Actors, Institutional Development and Governance. Leiden: Brill (forthcoming).

Echtler, Magnus, Franz Kogelmann and Eva Spies (eds.): Critical Investigations of Religious Diversity in Africa. Bayreuth Studies in Politics and Society in Africa. Baden-Baden: Nomos (forthcoming)

Giese, Karsten and Laurence Marfaing (eds.), 2016: Entrepreneurs africains et chinois. Les impacts sociaux d’une rencontre particulière. Paris: Karthala.

Gueye, Oulimata, Julien McHardy, Richard Rottenburg and Philipp Ziegler (eds.): Digital Imaginaries: Beyond Binaries. Kerber Verlag (forthcoming).

Gutberlet, Marie-Hélène and Sissy Helff (eds.), 2011: Rester et Partir/Bleiben und Gehen/Staying and Leaving/Toso any ka taka – Fotografie und die Repräsentation afrikanischer Migration. Several articles of participants were published open access on the webpage

Hallitzky, Maria, Felix Mulhanga and Nariakira Yoshida (eds.): Dependency on Location and Extension of Horizons: Challenges for Qualitative Teaching Research and Development in International Contexts. Bad Heilbrunn: Verlag Julius Klinkhardt (forthcoming).

Kadelbach, Stefan (ed.), 2014: Effektiv oder gerecht? Die normativen Grundlagen der Entwicklungspolitik. Frankfurt/Main: Campus.

Klute, Georg, Elisio Macamo and Peter Skalnik (eds.): African Political Cultures. Berlin: LIT Verlag (forthcoming).

Lecocq, Baz and Amy Niang (eds.), 2019: Identités sahéliennes en temps de crise. Histoires, enjeux et perspectives. Berlin: LIT.

Lentz, Carola and Godwin Kornes (eds.), 2011: Staatsinszenierung, Erinnerungsmarathon und Volksfest. Afrika feiert 50 Jahre Unabhängigkeit. Frankfurt/Main: Brandes and Apsel.

Ouédraogo, Jean-Bernard, Mamadou Diawara and Elísio S. Macamo (eds.), 2018: Translation Revisited. Contesting the Sense of African Social Realities. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Pinther, Kerstin, Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi and Berit Fischer (eds.), 2015: New Spaces for Negotiating Art (and) Histories in Africa. Berlin: LIT.

Pirker, Eva Ulrike, Katja Hericks and Mandisa Mbali (eds.), 2020: Forward, Upward, Onward? Narratives of Achievement in African and Afroeuropean Contexts. Düsseldorf: hhu books,

Wertmann, Katja and Mamadou Lamine Sanogo (eds.), 2013: La ville de Bobo-Dioulasso au Burkina Faso. Urbanité et appartenances en Afrique de l’Ouest. Paris: Karthala.


Special Issues of Scientific Journals

Boesen, Elisabeth, Laurence Marfaing and Mirjam de Bruijn (eds.), 2014: Nomadism and Mobility in the Sahara-Sahel. Special Issue, Canadian Journal of African Studies, 48, 1.

Lucia Candelise, Marina Maestrutti and Julienne Ngo Likeng (eds.): Les promesses de la biomédecine vues d’Afrique. Tribunal des promesses passées, tribune pour les promesses futures? Special Issue, Tropiques santé (forthcoming).

Daniel, Antje, Henning Melber and Florian Stoll (eds.): African Middle Classes and Social Protest. Special Issue, Journal of Contemporary African Studies (forthcoming).

Giese, Karsten (ed.), 2014: Understanding Chinese-African Interactions in Africa. Special Issue, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 43, 1.

Giese, Karsten (ed.), 2015: The Chinese Presence in Africa. A Learning Process. Special Issue, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 44, 1.

Giese, Karsten (ed.), 2015: Foreign Lives in a Globalising City. Africans in Guangzhou. Special Issue, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 44, 4.

Graetz, Tilo (ed.), 2013: New Media Entrepreneurs and Changing Styles of Public Communication in Africa. Special Issue, Journal of African Cultural Studies, 25, 1.

Jedlowski, Alessandro, Patrick Oloko, Ute Roeschenthaler and Ibrahima Wane (eds.), 2015: Across Media: Mobility and Transformation of Cultural Materials in the Digital Age. Special Issue, Journal of African Media Studies 7, 1.

Lentz, Carola (ed.), 2013: Celebrating Independence Jubilees and the Millenium: National Days in Africa. Special Issue, Nations and Nationalism, 19, 2.

Luepke, Friederike and Mary Chambers (eds.), 2010: Multilingualism and Language Contact in West Africa: Towards a Holistic Perspective. Special Issue, Journal of Language Contact.

Schramm, Katharina, Kristine Krause and Greer Valley (eds.), 2018: Political Subjectivities in Times of Transformation. Special Issue, Critical African Studies, 10, 3.

Ungruhe, Christian, Ute Röschenthaler and Mamadou Diawara (eds.): Working Better Lives: Mobilities and Trajectories of Young People in West and Central Africa. Special Issue, Cadernos (forthcoming)

Witt, Antonia (ed.), 2018: African Peace Interventions Seen ‘From Below’: Politics and Disconnects. Special Issue, South African Journal of International Affairs, 25.


Scientific Articles

Alber, Erdmute and Jeannett Martin, 2020: “Multiplicities of Kinship and Family in Africa”. Friso Ross, Stephanie Treichel and Ronald Lutz (eds.): Sozialarbeit des Südens. Oldenburg: Paulo Freire Verlag, 17-35.

Bigon, Liora and Michel Ben Arrous, 2019: “Les noms de rues à Dakar. Héritages (pré-) coloniaux et temps présent”. Bulletin de l’Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire UCAD, 59, 1-2, 53-79.

Binaté, Issouf and Marie Nathalie LeBlanc, 2013: “Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast, Islamic Education”. Oxford Islamic Studies Online.

Cezara, Nicola, 2020: “A Question of the Sonic: Problematizing Afrofuturism and its Relation to Black Sound, with a Case Study of DJ Steloolive’s Performance Art”. Critical Studies in Media Communication,

Daniel, Antje and Florian Stoll, 2017: “Conference Report Middle Classes, Protest and Social Change in Africa and Beyond”. Afrika Spectrum, 52, 3, 111-116.

Dye, Barnaby, 2020: “Ideology Matters: Political Machinations, Modernism, and Myopia in Rwanda’s Electricity Boom”. Energy Research & Social Science,

Dye, Barnaby, 2019: “Continuity or Change in the Infrastructure Turn? Reform of the Technicians’ Realm in a World Bank Dam”. European Journal of Development Research,

Dye, Barnaby, 2019: “What Holds Back Dam Building? The Role of Brazil in the Stagnation of Dams in Tanzania”. Working Paper. Manchester: University of Manchester.

Gebreyes, Million and Detlef Müller-Mahn, 2019: “Cultural Political Economy of Irrigation Management in Northeastern Ethiopia: The Case of the Kobo-Girana Valley Development Programme”. Water Alternatives 12, 3, 836-852.

Haensch, Valerie, 2019: “On Patience: Perseverance and Imposed Waiting during Dam-induced Displacement in Northern Sudan”, Critical African Studies 12, 1, 1-14,

Haensch, Valerie, 2019: “Der Entwicklung trotzen: Ein Megastaudammprojekt im Nordsudan und der lokale Widerstand gegen Vertreibungen“. Peripherie, 154/155, 216-243.

Hahn, Hans Peter, 2012: “Mobile Phones and the Transformation of Society: Talking about Criminality and the Perceptions of new ICT in Burkina Faso”. African Identities, 10, 2:181-192.

Hartmann, Christof, 2016: “The Limitations of Constitutional Reform in Managing Africa’s Conflicts”. Ethnopolitics, 15, 5, 523-527.

Huesken, Thomas and Georg Klute, 2015: “Political Orders in the Making: Emerging Forms of Political Organization from Libya to Northern Mali”. African Security, 8, 4, 320-337.

Lexander, Kristin Vold, 2010: “Voeux électroniques plurilingues: nouvelles pratiques, nouvelles fonctions pour les langues africaines?” Journal of Language Contact, 3, 228-246.

Mangarella, Joseph N., 2019: “Equatorial Guinea”. Adetula, Victor, Benedikt Kamski, Andreas Mehler and Henning Melber (eds.): Africa Yearbook: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2018. Boston: Brill, 251-256.

Mangena, Tendai, 2018: “Rhodes, Mugabe and the Politics of Commemorative Toponyms in Zimbabwe”. In: Geopolitics,

Mashingaidze, Terence M., 2020: “Risk and Vulnerability in an Untamed Landscape: The Zimbabwean Tonga in the Aftermath of the Kariba Dam Induced Displacements, 1956-1980s”. Journal of Human Security Studies, 9, 1, 21-44.

Mashingaidze, Terence M., 2019: “The Kariba Dam: Discursive Displacements and the Politics of Appropriating a Waterscape in Zimbabwe, 1950s-2017”. Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies, 25, 1,

Mehler, Andreas, Franzisca Zanker and Claudia Simons, 2015: “Spatiality, Power and Peace in Africa: Revisiting Territorial Power-Sharing”. African Affairs, 114, 454, 72-91.

Merron, James, 2020: “Placing the Cosmic Background: The Ghana Radio Astronomy Observatory as an Ambient Infrastructure”. Roadsides, 3, 73-81.

Pirker, Eva Ulrike and Judith Rahn, 2020: “Afrofuturist Trajectories Across Time, Space and Media”. Critical Studies in Media Communication,

Presthold, Jeremy, 2015: “Locating the Indian Ocean: Thoughts on the Postcolonial Reconstitution of Space in Eastern Africa”. Journal of Eastern African Studies 9, 3, 440-467.

Sabbi, Matthew, Lamine Doumbia and Dieter Neubert, 2020: “Dynamics of Everyday Life within Municipal Administrations in Francophone and Anglophone Africa”. Africa Spectrum,

Samyukta, Manikumar, 2020: “Why Natural Scientists Should Talk To Social Scientists: The Case For Interdisciplinary Dialogue”. Astronomy,
Matthew Sabbi, 2020: “Municipal Entrepreneurs: Local Politicians and the Delivery of Urban Sanitation in Kumasi, Ghana”. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 38:2, 221-242,

Schulz, Dorothea, 2020: “The Hunter Hype. Producing “Local Culture” and Particularity in Mali”. Comaroff, Jean, John Comaroff and George Meiu (eds.): Ethnicity, Commodity, In/corporation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 250-287.

Sieveking, Nadine and Sarah Andrieu, 2019: “The Evolution of Professional Contemporary Dance in Burkina Faso”. Critical African Studies, 11, 1, 63-86.

Sieveking, Nadine, 2016: “C’est d’abord moi’. Performing the Identity of a Professional Female Choreographer”. Journal of African Cultural Studies, 1-17,

Skattum, Ingse, 2010: “L’introduction des langues nationales dans le système éducatif au Mali: objectifs et conséquences”. Journal of Language Contact, 3, 247-270.

Spies, Eva and Paula Schrode, 2020: “Religious Engineering: Exploring Projects of Transformation from a Relational Perspective”. Religion, 1-18,

Spies, Eva and Rüdiger Seesemann, 2016: “Pluralicity and Relationality: New Directions in African Studies”. Africa Today, 63, 2, 132-139.

Spies, Eva, 2013: “Coping with Religious Diversity: Incommensurability and other Perspectives”. Janice Boddy and Michael Lambek (eds.): A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion. Weinheim: Wiley, 118-136.

Stambach,Amy, 2020: “Where Religion and Education Meet in Africa”. Abidogun, Jamaine and Toyin Falola (eds.): The Palgrave Handbook of African Education and Indigenous Knowledge. New York: Palgrave, 703-714.

Stambach, Amy, 2019: “Education and the Study of Africa”. Oxford Bibliographies in African Studies. Oxford: University Press,

Tayob, Abdulkader, 2019: “Religion as Discourse: Conversion and Commitment to Jihād in South Africa”. Graef, Bettina, Birgit Krawietz and Schirin Amir-Moazami (eds.): Ways of Knowing Muslim Cultures and Societies – Studies in Honour of Gudrun Krämer. Leiden: Brill, 181-196.

Teuteberg, Salome Marjanne, 2015: “Diverging Opinions of the South African Constitution: A Novel Conceptual Framework”. Development, 58, 1, 88-95.

Van Walraven, Klaas, 2020: “Barthélémy Boganda between Charisma and Cosmology: Interpretive Perspectives on Biography in Equatorial African History”. Van Walraven, Klaas (ed.): The Individual in African History. The Importance of Biography in African Historical Studies. Leiden: Brill, 246-274.

Van Walraven, Klaas, 2019: The Historical Long-Term in the Politics of the Central African Republic: Insights from the Biography of Barthélémy Boganda (1910-1959). Working Paper, African Studies Centre Leiden,

Vries, Lotje de, 2020: “Navigating Violence and Exclusion: The Mbororo’s Claim to the Central African Republic’s Margins”. Geoforum, 109, 162-170.

Vries, Lotje de and Andreas Mehler, 2019: “The Limits of Instrumentalizing Disorder: Reassessing the Neopatrimonial Perspective in the Central African Republic”. African Affairs, 118, 471, 307-327,

Vries, Lotje de and Joseph Mangarella, 2019: “Workshop Report: Tracing Legacies of Violence in French Equatorial Africa”. Africa Spectrum,

Wanjiru-Mwita, Melissa and Frédéric Giraut, 2020: “Toponymy, Pioneership, and the Politics of Ethnic Hierarchies in the Spatial Organization of British Colonial Nairobi”. Urban Science 4, 1,

Woldegiorgis, Emnet Tadesse, 2020: “Decolonising a Higher Education System Which has never been Colonized”. Educational Philosophy and Theory,


Other Publications

Emane, Augustin, 2013: Docteur Schweitzer, une icône africain. Paris: Fayard.

Gschrey, Raul and Christine Taxer (eds.), 2013: Grenzlinien. Von Grenzen, Grenzüberschreitungen und Migration. Frankfurt/Main: Gutleut Verlag.