Special Issue: Understanding Disability in Sub-Saharan Africa Guest Editors Elvis Imafidon, Charlotte Baker

Special issue exploring issues of Disability in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

This special issue of the Review of Disability Studies consists of original articles and creative works that take seriously and explore some important aspects of sub-Saharan African perspectives on disability and their impact on understandings of disability and the lived experiences of persons with disabilities in African societies. This special issue focuses on communities in countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe and general understandings of disability.

This double issue also contains additional international disability studies research.

Plain language abstracts for all essays and creative work may be accessed at:

Published: 2022-10-25


Editorial: Special Issue: Understanding Disability in Sub-Saharan Africa

Elvis Imafidon, Charlotte Baker
Abstract 433 | WORD Downloads 119 PDF Downloads 201

Research Articles and Essays

Cultural Etiologies of Disability in Ghana: A Case of Food Taboos in Pregnancy

Francisca Adom-Opare
Abstract 658 | WORD Downloads 237 PDF Downloads 231

What Obligations Should Be Owed to [African] People with Disabilities?

Oche Onazi
Abstract 225 | WORD Downloads 119 PDF Downloads 133

Qualitative Exploration of the Experiences and Coping Strategies of Individuals with Disabilities at Some Selected Healthcare Facilities in the Bosomtwe District of Ghana

Enoch Acheampong, Anthony Kwaku Edusei, Peter Agyei-Baffuor, Reindolf Anokye, Godfred Atta-Osei
Abstract 202 | WORD Downloads 130 PDF Downloads 92

Disabilities in an African Cultural Worldview

Edwin Etieyibo
Abstract 416 | WORD Downloads 222 PDF Downloads 232

Realizing the Right to Health of People Living with Podoconiosis

Kidus Meskele
Abstract 152 | WORD Downloads 132 PDF Downloads 98

Employment of People with Disabilities in the Hotel Sector in Zimbabwe

Oliver Chikuta, Lovemore Chitambara, Phanos Matura
Abstract 886 | WORD Downloads 286 PDF Downloads 259

Literary Representations of People with Disabilities in Selected Nigerian Prose-works

Firdaws Oyebisi P-Ibrahim
Abstract 472 | WORD Downloads 147 PDF Downloads 192

Creative Works


Kobus Moolman
Abstract 223 | WORD Downloads 88 PDF Downloads 67

Seen and Unseen Steps to Success

Jean Cathro
Abstract 137 | WORD Downloads 92 PDF Downloads 51

‘The Matutu Girl’

Karolina Wambui
Abstract 126 | WORD Downloads 87 PDF Downloads 58

Additional Global Research

Counseling Clients with Learning Disabilities

Tamekia Bell, Theodore Remley, Jr. , Tara Hill
Abstract 587 | WORD Downloads 157 PDF Downloads 157

Disabled People’s Organisations Grow Social Connectedness for Persons with Disabilities

James Montgomery, Andrew Sithling, Fairlene Soji, Matthew Reeve, Nathan Grills
Abstract 283 | WORD Downloads 102 PDF Downloads 80

Contextualizing principles: Lebanon and social justice perspectives on disability reform

William Merrifield
Abstract 191 | WORD Downloads 93 PDF Downloads 122

Critical te Tiriti analysis of the New Zealand Disability Strategy 2016-2026

Leanne Manson, Tim McCreanor, Heather Came
Abstract 973 | WORD Downloads 127 PDF Downloads 349

“Listen to the Parents, Just Listen to Them”

Kelly Vaughan
Abstract 320 | WORD Downloads 117 PDF Downloads 107

Notes from the Field

Dissertation & Abstracts v18i1&2

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