'Understanding Boko Haram': new issue of Afrique Comtemporaine

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Dear H-Africa subscribers,

We are proud to announce that 'Understanding Boko Haram', the full English version of issue 255 of the journal Afrique contemporaine, is now available in open access at the link below http://www.cairn-int.info/journal-afrique-contemporaine-2015-3.htm

Afrique Contemporaine, a leading French language journal in African studies, invited four researchers to analyse the nature, history, and sociology of Boko Haram, offering a variety of angles on the movement's resource mobilisation as well as its discursive and operational strategies. In this issue, Élodie Apard analysed sermons by Mohammed Yusuf and video messages by Abubakar Shekau. In his article, Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos deconstructed past and present images of northern Nigeria’s 'terrorist peril'. Christian Seignobos employed a geographical and anthropological approach to shed light on the local strategies developed by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region. Finally, Corentin Cohen used interview-based fieldwork to examine the different mobilisation and recruitment strategies of Boko Haram.

Nicolas Courtin

Understanding Boko Haram. Introduction

Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos

Boko Haram and “Sahelistan” Terrorism Narratives. A Historical Perspective

Élodie Apard

The Words of Boko Haram. Understanding Speeches by Mohammed Yusuf and Abubakar Shekau

Corentin Cohen

Boko Haram and the Impossible Political Sociology of an Armed Group. Catalysing Armed Violence Region-wide

Christian Seignobos

Boko Haram and Lake Chad. An Extension or a Sanctuary?

Best Wishes,

The Afrique contemporaine editorial team