Mande Studies: The Journal of the Mande Studies Association

Mande Studies (ISSN 1536-5506, E-ISSN 2379-5506) is published annually by Indiana University Press on behalf of its sponsor, the Mande Studies Association.

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  • Rosa de Jorio (University of North Florida)


  • Stephen Belcher (Independent Scholar)
  • Fatoumata Ouattara (IRD, Aix-Marseille Université)

Managing Editor

  • Henrike Florusbosch (University of Michigan)

Editorial Board

  • Stephen Belcher
  • Alicia Bellagamba
  • David Conrad
  • Drissa Diakite
  • Mamadou Diawara
  • Odile Georg
  • Alma Gottlieb
  • Walter Hawthorne
  • José da Silva Horta
  • Lansine Kaba
  • Martin Klein
  • Christoph Kohl
  • Robert Launay
  • Wilson Trajano Filho