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New Africa Spectrum 1/2022

The current issue of Africa Spectrum covers a variety of topics such as the Sino-Angolan relationship, the state of research on Sub-Saharan “religious nones”, and the role of German academia in African knowledge production.

Africa Spectrum Vol. 57, No. 1 (2022)


  • Julia Grauvogel: Change is the Only Constant in Life Abstract | PDF

Research Articles

  • Paulo de Carvalho, Dominik Kopiński, Ian Taylor: A Marriage of Convenience on the Rocks? Revisiting the Sino–Angolan Relationship Abstract | PDF

  • Henrietta Nyamnjoh, Suzanne Hall, Liza Rose Cirolia: Precarity, Permits, and Prayers: “Working Practices” of Congolese AsylumSeeking Women in Cape Town Abstract | PDF

  • Yonatan N. Gez, Nadia Beider, Helga Dickow: African and Not Religious: The State of Research on Sub-Saharan Religious Nones and New Scholarly Horizons Abstract | PDF

Analyses and Reports

  • Lynda Chinenye Iroulo and Juliana Tappe Ortiz: Dear German Academia: What is Your Role in African Knowledge Production? Abstract | PDF

  • Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Rüdiger Seesemann, and Christine Vogt-William: African Studies in Distress: German Scholarship on Africa and the Neglected Challenge of Decoloniality Abstract | PDF

Book Reviews

  • Kirsten Milo Nielsen: Under Construction: Technologies of Development in Urban Ethiopia by Mains, Daniel Abstract | PDF

  • Leila Demarest: Classify, Exclude, Police: Urban Lives in South Africa and Nigeria by Fourchard, Laurent Abstract | PDF

  • Georgi Asatryan, Jack Kalpakian: African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa by Gomez, Michael Abstract | PDF


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