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 471 | WORD Downloads 132 PDF Downloads 222

Research Articles and Essays

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

Francisca Adom-Opare
Abstract 810 | WORD Downloads 291 PDF Downloads 288

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

Oche Onazi
Abstract 271 | WORD Downloads 133 PDF Downloads 165

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 252 | WORD Downloads 150 PDF Downloads 110

Disabilities in an African Cultural Worldview

Edwin Etieyibo
Abstract 515 | WORD Downloads 235 PDF Downloads 281

Realizing the Right to Health of People Living with Podoconiosis

Kidus Meskele
Abstract 173 | WORD Downloads 149 PDF Downloads 111

Employment of People with Disabilities in the Hotel Sector in Zimbabwe

Oliver Chikuta, Lovemore Chitambara, Phanos Matura
Abstract 1119 | WORD Downloads 357 PDF Downloads 303

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

Firdaws Oyebisi P-Ibrahim
Abstract 644 | WORD Downloads 168 PDF Downloads 239

Creative Works


Kobus Moolman
Abstract 251 | WORD Downloads 96 PDF Downloads 80

Seen and Unseen Steps to Success

Jean Cathro
Abstract 148 | WORD Downloads 135 PDF Downloads 59

‘The Matutu Girl’

Karolina Wambui
Abstract 140 | WORD Downloads 97 PDF Downloads 70

Additional Global Research

Counseling Clients with Learning Disabilities

Tamekia Bell, Theodore Remley, Jr. , Tara Hill
Abstract 711 | WORD Downloads 196 PDF Downloads 198

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

James Montgomery, Andrew Sithling, Fairlene Soji, Matthew Reeve, Nathan Grills
Abstract 304 | WORD Downloads 134 PDF Downloads 93

Contextualizing principles: Lebanon and social justice perspectives on disability reform

William Merrifield
Abstract 232 | WORD Downloads 110 PDF Downloads 131

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

Leanne Manson, Tim McCreanor, Heather Came
Abstract 1262 | WORD Downloads 175 PDF Downloads 443

“Listen to the Parents, Just Listen to Them”

Kelly Vaughan
Abstract 381 | WORD Downloads 149 PDF Downloads 135

Notes from the Field

Dissertation & Abstracts v18i1&2

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