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ASMEA Seventh Annual Conference: Searching for Balance in the Middle East and Africa

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) will hold its Seventh Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., October 30 – November 1, 2014.

This year’s conference titled, “Searching for Balance in the Middle East and Africa,” will feature:

Bride kidnapping and visual culture text suggestions

Dear All,

I am looking for suggestions/names of visual texts (films, documentaries, tv shows, aid campagins, art etc.) that has shown bride kidnapping or marriage by capture. These texts could be from any time period or genre. I am primilary interested products from/about Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Africa and Nigeria but any other regions would be helpful also. 

Any suggestions or advice would be gratefully recived.


Kate Taylor-Jones


Special issue 'New Directions and Challenges in Histories of Health, Healing and Medicine in South Africa’

Medical History has recently published its first special issue on South Africa: 'New Directions and Challenges in Histories of Health, Healing and Medicine in South Africa’, edited by Julie Parle and Vanessa Noble of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Re: Query: Sierra Leone Women's Protest Movement 1961-2014

Here are some sources on women and politics, war, and peace in Sierra Leone that might be helpful in your research.

Bai-Marro, Elizabeth. 1999. Women in the Sierra Leone Conflict. ACAS Bulletin, 55/56 (Spring/Summer): 58-60.

Coulter, Chris. 2009. Bush Wives and Girl Soldiers: Women's Lives Through War and Peace in Sierra Leone. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press.