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Three new ASC Books
Education & Sciences, 26 Aug 2006 - Afrika Studiecentrum (ASC)

The African Studies Centre in Leiden has recently published three new books: 'To subsidise my income'. 'Crisis and creativity' and 'Bibliography on Islam in contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa'.
'To subsidise my income'. Urban farming in an East-African town by Dick Foeken; Afrika-Studiecentrum Series, Vol. 7, € 39 Can only be purchased at Brill Publishers
Urban agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa has gained momentum in recent years in terms of research and policy, as well as in practical terms. This volume looks at urban farming in the Kenyan town of Nakuru. It considers farming techniques, the socio-economic aspects of urban farming and the environmental issues involved, and there is also a chapter on school farming. Specific attention is paid to urban farming in relation to poverty, with the conclusion being that those who depend on urban agriculture the most are, in fact, benefiting the least from it.

Crisis and creativity. Exploring the Wealth of the African Neighbourhood by Piet Konings and Dick Foeken (eds.); African Dynamics, No. 5, 2006, € 33 Can only be purchased at Brill Publishers.
During the current economic and political crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa, urban dwellers tend to display a large measure of creativity in the invention of survival strategies, the development of social networks as well as the construction of imaginative practices and fantasies. This volume seeks to explore the importance of the urban neighbourhood in these creative processes, whereby the concept of neighbourhood is approached from both the geographical and the athropological perspective. The two approaches do not necessarily exclude each other; on the contrary, as the contributions to this volume, covering various towns and cities from all over Sub-Saharan Africa, show.

Bibliography on Islam in contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa by Paul Schrijver; ASC Research Report, No. 82, € 15
This bibliography lists over 4,000 references to secondary literature in European languages about Islam in contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa. It supplements and updates two existing bibliographies, Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Partially Annotated Guide by Samir Zoghby and Islam in Africa South of the Sahara: A Select Bibliographic Guide by Patrick Ofori, both of which were compiled in the 1970s. The main objective of the present work is to bring together bibliographical information that has been published in different publications and to provide individuals interested in the topic with a simple and practical research tool.
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