Citing Africa

Bolstering Rwandan voices in writing about Rwanda

As in many developing countries, knowledge generated on Rwanda is overwhelmingly dominated by non-Rwandan scholars, with the local academic community facing structural and epistemic barriers to disseminating research in the global North. Here we discuss a new programme that seeks to promote scholarship in Rwanda with the potential to overturn existing narratives placed upon the country.

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How diverse is your reading list? (Probably not very…)

The dominance of scholars from the global North is widespread, and this extends to the student curriculum. Data on reading lists shows large authorial imbalances, which has consequences for the methodological tools available in research and allows dominant paradigms in disciplines to remain unchallenged.

This article is part of the #CitingAfrica podcast series.

Students have long recognised that their reading lists […]

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    African and Development Studies: Scholarship in need of its own replication crisis

African and Development Studies: Scholarship in need of its own replication crisis

By exploring the decolonisation of knowledge production in African and Development Studies, Laura Mann delved into the global North-South divide and academia’s need for a crisis of replication, uncovering the ways in which current systems reinforce the status quo towards poor scholarship.

This article is part of the #CitingAfrica podcast series.

A few years ago, I read about the replication crisis rocking […]

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