Africa – September 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|October 18, 2012|Africa|0 comments

Africa’s deadliest conflict : media coverage of the humanitarian disaster in the Congo & the United Nations response, 1997-2008 / by Walter C. Soderlund … [et al.]. After Mandela : the struggle for freedom in post-apartheid South Africa / Douglas Foster. Bowles / Beats / Tangier : Paul & Jane Bowles, the Beat Generation & the crossroads city of Tangier, Morocco : International Collaboration Series : Performing Tangier 2008 :

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e-Médiathèque: a new online plateform of e-books and archives on Arabic and Islamic studies.

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|October 16, 2012|Africa, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

e-Médiathèque is a multilingual (Arabic, Berber, French,…) digital library that gives open access to scientific and documentary collections (archives, images, manuscripts and prints) in humanities and social sciences of the Mediterranean region. Those collections are tied to the research activities of the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme (MMSH) in Aix-en-Provence (France) in the fields of law, linguistics, ethnology, political and religious history, architecture, oral traditions, religion, etc. These studies

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Fascinating event on South Asians of African descent

By Farzana Whitfield|October 11, 2012|Africa, Anthropology and Sociology, South Asia|0 comments

I find this a very fascinating and absorbing part of South Asian/African history. So it is wonderful to know that on the 18th October, the Institute of Commonwealth Studies presents an evening seminar titled African Diaspora in Asia: Cultural Survivals, Codes & Signifiers. This event explores a small part of the diaspora,  in order to understand the diversity of  South Asians of African descent.  The presentations on India and Sri Lanka are based on

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“The Ringtone and the Drum: West Africa in Transition” – SCOLMA LUNCHTIME SEMINAR SERIES 2012/13

By dsw|October 8, 2012|Africa|0 comments

  SCOLMA LUNCHTIME SEMINAR SERIES 2012/13 “The Ringtone and the Drum: West Africa in Transition” Mark Weston, Writer, researcher and policy adviser Wednesday 7th November 2012 Room B111 Brunei Gallery SOAS, University of London Thornhaugh Street Russell Square London, WC1H 0XG Mark Weston, a writer, researcher and policy advisor, will discuss his new book,  ‘The Ringtone and the Drum: Travels in the World’s Poorest Countries’ on Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso.

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Film Africa 2012

By dsw|September 27, 2012|Africa, Films and Sound Recordings, Music, Media and Film Studies|0 comments

RAS and SOAS present… Film Africa, the UK’s largest annual festival of African cinema and culture, is back in November 2012 with 10 days of 70 amazing African films, 35 leading filmmakers offering Q&As, free professional workshops, and 8 African music nights. After the huge success of Film Africa 2011, this year’s festival is even bigger and better, with a whole range of new exciting educational, family, and arts events

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Africa – August 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|September 13, 2012|Africa|0 comments

African literature : gender discourse, religious values, and the African worldview / Safoura Salami-Boukari. AMAL : shelter for the poor in Khartoum, Sudan / [research, Ding Wowo ; editors, Ding Wowo, Carol McEowen, Zhao Chen.] Anglo-Zulu War, 1879 : a selected bibliography / Harold E. Raugh, Jr. Architecture and tourism in Italian colonial Libya : an ambivalent modernism / by Brian L. McLaren.  Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980 / Guy

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Africa – June to August 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 15, 2012|Africa|0 comments

Civil society as a conflictual sphere in post-liberalization Tanzania : the roles of NGOs and trade unions / Mark McQuinn. Les fantômes de Jérusalem : roman / Waciny Laredj ; traduit de l’arabe (Algérie) par Marcel Bois ; en collaboration avec l’auteur. Les Balcons de la mer du Nord / Waciny Laredj ; roman traduit de l’arabe (Algérie) par Catherine Charruau avec la collaboration de l’auteur. Les ailes de la

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Africa – July 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 13, 2012|Africa|0 comments

e-books Africa Yearbook Online [Available to all users on-campus, and to SOAS staff/students only off-campus] Books A.B.Xuma : autobiography and selected works / ed. by Peter Limb. Africa since independence : a comparative history. Bolya : nomade cosmopolite mais sédentaire de l’éthique / sous la direction de Françoise Naudillon. Economic development of Africa, 1880-1939 / general editor, David Sunderland ; advisory editor, Godfrey N. Uzoigwe. Les fantômes de Jérusalem :

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Prom 74: Staff Benda Bilili & Baloji

By dsw|August 2, 2012|Africa, Music, Media and Film Studies|0 comments

Baloji © Jerome Bonnet Thursday 6 September 10.15pm – c. 11.30pm Royal Albert Hall Late nights, World music and jazz Seats £12-£16 Price Band D Promming on the day for £5 About this event Staff Benda Bilili Baloji Staff Benda Bilili are like nothing you have ever seen or heard before: a group of paraplegic street musicians and ex-street kids from the Democratic Republic of Congo, making music rooted in Soukous

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Dutch dissertations on Africa published in 2011 and 2012

By dsw|July 27, 2012|Africa|0 comments

Dutch dissertations on Africa published in 2011 and 2012 – listing compiled by the African Studies Centre Leiden. Please see for details. Many entries have links to the full-text.