• 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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  • New publication: Silenced Resistance: Women, Dictatorships, and Genderwashing in Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea – Joanna Allan
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    Reference: Johanna Allan, 2019, Silenced Resistance - Women, Dictatorships, and Genderwashing in Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea, University of Wisconsin Press, 360 pp Spain’s former African colonies—Equatorial Guinea and Western Sahara—share similar histories. Both are under the thumbs of heavy-handed regimes, and are known by human rights organizations as being among the worst places in...

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  • New publication: Río de Oro – Larosi Haidar
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    Reference: De Paz Sánchez, M & Haidar, L (2019). Río de Oro, Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Idea Abstract from the introduction: Here is the image offered of the natives of the African coast by the Marine Infantry Lieutenant Joaquín España in July 1894: "They are cadging, demanding, vindictive, distrustful and astute; very accustomed to loitering,...

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