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The Cahiers d’Études africaines, founded in 1960, have ever since favored the publication of previously unpublished articles, original investigations along with confirmed or emerging theoretical contributions.  While encouraging interdisciplinary perspectives, the journal concentrates on anthropological and historical research on Africa and societies linked to Africa throughout the world. The publication of articles in French and English contributes to the international recognition of the journal.
Issues before 2000 are freely accessible on Subscriptions are managed by École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.

Latest issue
253 | 2024

This issue opens with a tribute to anthropologist Marc Augé, a leading figure in the history of Africanism and anthropology due to his remarkable empirical and theoretical work (J.-P. Dozon). This entry point into the issue highlights the legacy between the Africanism of the 1960s and contemporary African studies, which the articles illustrate, but also differences in approaches, questioning and ambitions. Life history is a heuristic tool for deciphering broader dynamics, in this case Dakar's urban transport and its transformations (J. Lombard & C. Valton). Nigerian nationalism becomes deterritorialized and pluralized through the circulation of memorial photographs on social networks (O. Nwafor). Restituting a poisoning situation from the point of view of the poisoned allows us to grasp how much threat, suspicion and competition weigh in on Congolese refugees in Kampala (A. Franklin). Religious practices in Kenya reveal the mobile trajectories of believers between churches and between denominations against the idea that religiosity is about being committed and constant (Y. N. Gez & Y. Droz). The study of food strategies in a rural Tanzanian village demonstrates the extent to which economic production and social reproduction are based on the exploitation of women (J.-L. Paul, S. Duvail, O. Hamerlynck & K. Kindinda). That moral, social and political knowledge could be produced independently of European categories of thought is illustrated by many Yorùbá literary works (S. Ayọ̀bámi Akínrúlí & L. C. Martins Campos Akínrúlí). Finally, the politically committed female characters in Chimamanda Ngozi Achidie’s novel Half of a Yellow Sun contradict Frantz Fanon’s thesis about the intellectual laziness of the African middle classes (M. Ghazi Alghamdi).

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