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Aug 172013

ANN: Explore Ethnographies of the Road and other highlights the latest issue of Africa: Journal of the International African Institute

Date: 14 August 2013 14:24
From: Rebecca Roberts, Cambridge University Press

Explore Ethnographies of the Road and other highlights the latest issue of Africa: Journal of the International African Institute

Roads on the African continent are commonly encountered with a rather ambivalent stance, both by Africans and Africanist scholars. Inspired by Adeline Masquelier’s influential article on ‘road mythographies’, five new articles in the latest issue of Africa press ahead with the analytic theme of the ambivalence of roads.

Through their historic analyses and ethnographic observations, the assembled case studies from Senegal, Ghana, Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania give a strong sense of how the perils and possibilities of roads, roadsides, traffic and transport have been and continue to be embraced in the everyday lives of colonial and post-colonial subjects.

We are pleased to offer complimentary access to Gabriel Klaeger’s introduction and Mark Lamont’s article on road safety here:

We are also delighted to offer free access to a new article by Adeline Masquelier published in the same issue, ‘Teatime: boredom and the temporalities of young men in Niger’. The essay explores the temporalities of teatime at the fada (youth club) considering what is produced, in particular how value, exchange, and affect emerge in the context of daily

Kind regards,

Becky Roberts

Cambridge University Press
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