Current Issue: Volume 23, 2021, is now published!

MANDE STUDIES, Volume 23, 2021

Introduction by the Editor-in-Chief
Rosa de Jorio

Dossier: Soundjata at Sixty: In Memory of Djibril Tamsir Niane
Ryan Thomas Skinner

Merging with History Early and Late: Challenging Times for D.T. Niane
David C. Conrad

Djibril Tamsir Niane and the writing of Soundjata: The Inventor of Origins, Between History and Literature
Elara Bertho

The Makings of a Classic: Literary Precursors, Textual Strategies, and Political Purposes in Niane’s Soundjata
Stephen P.D. Bulman

Orality Revisited
Stephen Belcher

General Articles
Dress, Social Change, and the (Re)Construction of Identity in Guinea (Nineteenth Century to Present)
Saidou Mohamed N’Daou

Corps cynégétique – corps possédé : la production rituelle des « sujets virtuoses »
Agnieszka Kedzierska-Manzon

Special Feature: New Mandates for Mande Studies? Reimagining Research, Culture, and Collaboration in West Africa and Its Diasporas
Joseph Hellweg

Identities, Histories, and Challenges of (Re)Naming
Maria Grosz-Ngaté

The Future of Mande Studies: Views from the Literary
Alioune Sow

What Is in a Name?
Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi

Identité mandingue et culture du fleuve Niger : la perception des communautés riveraines des régions de Ségou et de Mopti, Mali
Baba Coulibaly

Rethinking Mande Studies with Shaka Bagayogo: Imagining Post-National Futures in West Africa
Rosa de Jorio

Reckoning Mande: The Politics of Ethnic and Academic Identity in West Africa and Beyond
Joseph Hellweg

Book Reviews
Armelle Faure. Révolution et sorcellerie : une ethnologue au Burkina Faso
(Marcia Tiede)

Dorothea E. Schulz. Political Legitimacy in Postcolonial Mali
(Bruce Whitehouse)

MANDE STUDIES, Volume 22, 2020

Introduction by the Editor-in-Chief
Rosa de Jorio

General Articles
Les grandes figures féminines de la société moaaga au Burkina Faso
Lydia Rouamba

Building Benkadi: The Role of Trust in Malian Women’s Community Savings Groups
Tara F. Deubel and Micah Boyer

“You can glorify your daughter in her song”: Exploring Musical Narratives of Gassuus Initiates
Elizabeth Rosner

Je suis sañse rëkk, mais auma xaalis (I’m dressed up, but I don’t have money): Pretense, Camouflage, and the Search for a Lifestyle by Young Men in Pikine, Sénégal
Sebastian Prothmann

“The World Began with Farming”: Creativity and Resilience in West African Savanna Agriculture
Stephen Wooten

Le conflit foncier entre les Guébié et les Lobi a Gnagbodougnoa (Gagnoa) en Côte d’Ivoire de 2000 à 2015
Noël Okobé Datro

“Paka constitution:” Le pragmatisme des représentants de l’État burkinabè dans la gestion des conflits locaux
Yacouba Cissao

L’usage politique de l’islam au Mali
Boubacar Haidara

Special Feature on Chérif Keïta
Dianna Bell

Chérif Keïta: A Professional Narrative
Dianna Bell

“In the Hunter’s Footsteps: Chérif Keïta – Scholar, Teacher, Griot”
Joseph Hellweg

Honoring the Unflinchingly Positive Chérif Keïta, the Mande World’s Extraordinary Ambassador
William G. Moseley

To Live in a World without Strangers: The Legacy of Professor Cheick Mamadou Chérif Keïta
Bruce Whitehouse

The Hospitality of a Mentor: A Tribute to Chérif Keïta
Ryan T. Skinner

Epilogue: Chérif Keïta in South Africa: A Conversation with Albie Sachs
Dianna Bell

About Mande Studies

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.
Our interdisciplinary journal publishes original research that focuses on the Mande-speaking peoples of West Africa and the Mande community in diaspora, from slavery to the post-colony. Mande Studies is one of the very few US publications with contributions in both French and English. It is also the voice and the point of encounter of a multiplicity of scholars from diverse scholarly traditions, as it brings together North American, European, and African scholars. We welcome articles in the social sciences and the humanities including, but not limited to: history, art history, archeology, sociology, and public health.

Editorial Team

Rosa de Jorio (University of North Florida)

• Stephen Belcher (Independent Scholar)
Joseph Hellweg (Florida State University)
Patrick Royer (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Managing Editor
• Meridith Murray,

Editorial Board
• Stephen Belcher
• Alicia Bellagamba
• David Conrad
• Drissa Diakité
• Mamadou Diawara
• Odile Georg
• Alma Gottlieb
• Walter Hawthorne
• Joseph Hellweg
• Barbara Hoffman
• José da Silva Horta
• Lansine Kaba
• Martin Klein
• Christoph Kohl
• Kassim Koné
• Robert Launay
• Peter Mark
• Wilson Trajano Filho

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