• New publication: Thesis on the rock art of the Upper Saguia el Hamra – Helena Ventura
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    Reference: Helena VENTURA, Els gravats rupestres prehistòrics d’estil Tazina del jaciment de Sluguilla Lawash (Sàhara Occidental), PhD thesis, Universitat de Girona, 2019, 614p. Abstract Sluguilla Lawash is the site with a higher concentration of open air prehistoric rock art of Western Sahara. It has 1143 engraved slabs with 2087 motifs, among which the 99% have an incised stroke, with...

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  • New publication: Las Operaciones de Paz de las Naciones Unidas y los derechos humanos: el caso de la MINURSO en el Sáhara Occidental – Juan Domingo Torrejón Rodríguez
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    Reference: Juan Domingo Torrejón Rodríguez. (2020). Las Operaciones de Paz de las Naciones Unidas y los derechos humanos: el caso de la MINURSO en el Sáhara Occidental, Revista de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos, (28), 43-73. Abstract: United Nations Peace Operations may include in their mandate the possibility of monitoring the human rights situation. However, one of...

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  • Event: an Anthology of the Sahrawi national poetry
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    Reference: Gimeno Martin, J.C. y al (2020) Poetas y poesía del Sáhara Occidental. Antropología de la poesía nacional saharaui. Spain: Ultima linea. Summary: "This book is an extraordinary work that makes known the Saharawi poets. Invisible, making them known is, in itself, a valuable contribution to the decolonization of Eurocentric literature. However, this book goes further, for...

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  • Pavel Borecky’s movie (2018) now in open access !
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    Borecký, Pavel (director). In the Devil's garden, 2018, 25 minutes. Produced by the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern MOVIE AVAILABLE HERE Password: supportsahrawis Synopsis: Film shot in the Sahrawi refugee camps near Tindouf, in southwest Algeria. The film situates the viewer within a makeshift space of an animal market in Algeria....

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  • “Saharan imaginaries”, London, 4 -7 juin 2020
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    Panel B04 at conference RAI2020: Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future : "Saharan Imaginaries: Endogenous and Exogenous Perspectives" Conference places : British Museum, SOAS, RGS (Royal Geographical Society) Convenors: Hassan Ould Moctar (SOAS, University of London) & Matthew Porges (University of St Andrews) Discussant: Dr Alice Wilson (University of Sussex) abstract: This panel...

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  • New paper : A Fishy Battle at the Doors of Europe – Meriem Naïli
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    Meriem Naïli, 2019, “Natural Resources in Western Sahara : A fishy battle at the doors of Europe”, Cahiers L’Ouest saharien, 9: 131-149 Abstract Western Sahara is a Non-Self-Governing territory of which natural resources are subject to much interest from both parties to the conflict. Their exploitation constitutes a major tool in the negotiations process given…

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  • New publication: Enjeux environnementaux, L’Ouest saharien – issue 9
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    Reference: Enjeux environnementaux (2019). Cahiers L'Ouest Saharien, (9), 272 p. Summary: This issue of the multidisciplinary journal L'Ouest saharien highlights the environmental issue. It addresses both the problem of the conservation of endangered marine species in the Banc d'Arguin National Park and the management of fresh water threatened by gold panning in Chami. It also...

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  • New publication: The Politics of Algeria Domestic Issues and International Relations – Yahia H. Zoubir
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    Reference: Yahia H. Zoubir, 2019, The Politics of Algeria Domestic Issues and International Relations, Routledge, 274pp Resume: This book brings together Algerian-based scholars and Algerians in the diaspora to address the many, salient issues facing Algeria, the largest country in Africa and the Middle East. Until February 22, 2019, Algeria looked like the beacon of...

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  • New publication: Zwischen Zelten und Häusern – Judit Tavakoli
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    Reference: Judit Tavakoli, 2015, Zwischen Zelten und Häusern, Die Bedeutung materieller Ressourcen für den Wandel von Identitätskonzepten saharauischer Flüchtlinge in Algerien, regiospectra, 383 pp Summary: The importance of the material environment for the self-image of long-term refugees has received little attention so far. For identity discourses, however, the cognitive and sensual-physical relationship to things is...

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  • New publication: Sahara Occidental, una cuestión pendiente – Mohamed Salem Abdi
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    Reference: Mohamed Salem Abdi, 2018, Sahara Occidental: una cuestión pendiente – el conflicto del Sahara Occidental trae graves consecuencias para la region y alarga el drama del pueblo saharaui, Editorial Academica espanola, 192 pp The Saharawi question has become one of the longest-running controversies in the world. This region is a former Spanish colony in...

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