Special RDS Issue on Disability & Sub-Saharan Africa Now Available

November 30, 2022

The Center on Disability Studies at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, College of Education, is pleased to announce the release of an Extended Special Issue of Review of Disability Studies: Understanding Disability in Sub-Saharan Africa. The double issue (pp. 343) is now available @ https://rdsjournal.org .

The interdisciplinary issue features renowned guest editors Elvis Imafidon (University of London) & Charlotte Baker (Lancaster University), two preeminent scholars on disability & Sub-Saharan Africa.

This special issue consists of original articles & creative works that take seriously & explore some important aspects of sub-Saharan African perspectives on disability & their impact on understandings of disability & the lived experiences of persons with disabilities in Africa. The issue focuses on communities in countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe and general understandings of disability.

This double issue also contains additional international disability studies research.

And as part of RDS's continued accessibility efforts, all articles are also accompanied by plain language abstracts; they may be viewed here: https://rdsjournal.org/index.php/journal/Africa-plain-language-abstracts

Mahalo for sharing with your networks.

Raphael Raphael,
RDS Editor

Through continuing efforts in Education & Early Intervention, Employment, & Community Living, the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa helps provide thousands of people with disabilities and their families, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and other underrepresented populations, pathways to empowered lives of full participation and access. We also provide the students of University of Hawaiʻi and partner institutions with innovative, interdisciplinary research and service opportunities to engage in meaningful community-based learning and advocacy.

You can learn more at https://cds.coe.hawaii.edu/.