New Open Access Issue: Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography (Vol. 17, No. 1)
The editorial team of the new Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography (EJAB) is pleased to announce the publication of its first issue in 2022:
Verbuyst, Rafael. "Khoisan identity, politics, and representation in post-apartheid South Africa (1994-2022): a selective and annotated bibliography."
Electronic journal of Africana bibliography Vol. 17, no. 1 (2022): 1-35. https://journals.library.columbia.edu/index.php/ejab/article/view/9888
The author is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Ghent University, who earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of the Western Cape (2021) and a Ph.D. in History from Ghent University (2021).
Together with global shifts in the fields of postcolonial studies, anthropology, and history, South Africa's democratic transition of 1994 invigorated debates about Khoisan identity, politics, and representation in South Africa and elsewhere. While classical themes continue to inform Khoisan Studies research, the increasing number of people self-identifying as Khoisan and engaging in activism accordingly has brought new debates, topics, and perspectives to the fore. In this selective and annotated bibliography, scholarly works that epitomize this trend are discussed.
EJAB is a refereed, online, open access journal of annotated bibliographies and bibliographic essays. Originally published by the University of Iowa Libraries between 1997 and 2014, the journal has been relaunched in 2022 by Columbia University Libraries with a US-based editorial team composed of African studies librarians from Columbia University, Harvard University, The Library of Congress, Michigan State University, and The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
The mission of the journal is to serve the global research community in African and African Diaspora Studies by publishing freely-accessible, online annotated bibliographies and bibliographic essays on any aspect of Africa and the African Diaspora, including its peoples, their homes, cities, towns, districts, states, countries, and regions, and in all subject areas, with a special interest in history, politics, social movements, sustainable development, technology, creative literature, and the arts.
The editorial team is still interested in receiving manuscript proposals for 2022. We are particularly keen to publish works which address one of the following topics:
- cultural, economic, political, and/or social responses to COVID-19 in Africa
- African youth in the 21st century
- environmental and human security in the Sahel region
- identity, conflict, and peace in the Horn of Africa or the African Great Lakes region
- Islamic revival in Africa in the 21st century
- China-Africa relations in the 21st century
- human rights movements in Africa since 1990 involving persons with disabilities, women and girls, or LGBTQI* persons
- the international reparations movement for the descendants of those enslaved in the era of the transatlantic slave trade
- cultural and political expressions of Black internationalism since 1994
See our "Submission Guidelines"
If interested in publishing with EJAB, please contact the Managing Editor, Dr. Yuusuf Caruso, African Studies Librarian, Columbia University, at