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 337 | WORD Downloads 62 PDF Downloads 122

Research Articles and Essays

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

Francisca Adom-Opare
Abstract 257 | WORD Downloads 96 PDF Downloads 96

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

Oche Onazi
Abstract 125 | WORD Downloads 61 PDF Downloads 61

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 119 | WORD Downloads 61 PDF Downloads 41

Disabilities in an African Cultural Worldview

Edwin Etieyibo
Abstract 212 | WORD Downloads 57 PDF Downloads 102

Realizing the Right to Health of People Living with Podoconiosis

Kidus Meskele
Abstract 90 | WORD Downloads 63 PDF Downloads 46

Employment of People with Disabilities in the Hotel Sector in Zimbabwe

Oliver Chikuta, Lovemore Chitambara, Phanos Matura
Abstract 408 | WORD Downloads 111 PDF Downloads 114

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

Firdaws Oyebisi P-Ibrahim
Abstract 128 | WORD Downloads 59 PDF Downloads 51

Creative Works


Kobus Moolman
Abstract 112 | WORD Downloads 38 PDF Downloads 27

Seen and Unseen Steps to Success

Jean Cathro
Abstract 83 | WORD Downloads 37 PDF Downloads 19

‘The Matutu Girl’

Karolina Wambui
Abstract 68 | WORD Downloads 40 PDF Downloads 21

Additional Global Research

Counseling Clients with Learning Disabilities

Tamekia Bell, Theodore Remley, Jr. , Tara Hill
Abstract 236 | WORD Downloads 70 PDF Downloads 66

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

James Montgomery, Andrew Sithling, Fairlene Soji, Matthew Reeve, Nathan Grills
Abstract 106 | WORD Downloads 45 PDF Downloads 24

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

Leanne Manson, Tim McCreanor, Heather Came
Abstract 402 | WORD Downloads 50 PDF Downloads 116

“Listen to the Parents, Just Listen to Them”

Kelly Vaughan
Abstract 184 | WORD Downloads 49 PDF Downloads 50

Notes from the Field

Dissertation & Abstracts v18i1&2

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