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Gender Fictions and Gender Tensions Involving “Traditional” Asante Market Women

Published: Apr 3rd, 2014

by Gracia Clark Abstract This paper analyses the changing relations between organised women market traders and rulers in a West African context, from a distant past to the present. It… Read More

The Languages of Childhood: The Discursive Construction of Childhood and Colonial Policy in French West Africa

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Lisa McNee Introduction In spite of the deceptive familiarity of the terrain, childhood, that stage of life that we are all supposed to experience, resists easy definition. Our fascination with… Read More

Becoming Local Citizens: Senegalese Female Migrants and Agrarian Clientelism in The Gambia

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Pamela Kea Abstract Drawing on ethnographic research with Senegalese female migrants in Brikama, The Gambia, this article examines local citizenship and agrarian clientelism. Emphasis is placed on female migrants… Read More

The Challenges of Transnational Human Trafficking in West Africa

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Wilfried Relwende Sawadogo Abstract A major challenge to good governance, transnational trafficking in human beings has been a serious problem for years in West Africa. Attempts to understand the phenomenon have… Read More

Sons of the Soil and Conquerors Who Came on Foot: The Historical Construction of a West African Border Region

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Olivier Walther Abstract This article discusses the historical evolution of Dendi, a border region now located across Niger, Benin, and Nigeria. Drawing on colonial literature and mythological accounts collected in… Read More