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 402 | WORD Downloads 102 PDF Downloads 189

Research Articles and Essays

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

Francisca Adom-Opare
Abstract 571 | WORD Downloads 185 PDF Downloads 206

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

Oche Onazi
Abstract 182 | WORD Downloads 100 PDF Downloads 120

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 174 | WORD Downloads 109 PDF Downloads 85

Disabilities in an African Cultural Worldview

Edwin Etieyibo
Abstract 352 | WORD Downloads 184 PDF Downloads 202

Realizing the Right to Health of People Living with Podoconiosis

Kidus Meskele
Abstract 122 | WORD Downloads 113 PDF Downloads 81

Employment of People with Disabilities in the Hotel Sector in Zimbabwe

Oliver Chikuta, Lovemore Chitambara, Phanos Matura
Abstract 787 | WORD Downloads 230 PDF Downloads 233

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

Firdaws Oyebisi P-Ibrahim
Abstract 349 | WORD Downloads 123 PDF Downloads 144

Creative Works


Kobus Moolman
Abstract 180 | WORD Downloads 73 PDF Downloads 63

Seen and Unseen Steps to Success

Jean Cathro
Abstract 118 | WORD Downloads 75 PDF Downloads 47

‘The Matutu Girl’

Karolina Wambui
Abstract 109 | WORD Downloads 72 PDF Downloads 50

Additional Global Research

Counseling Clients with Learning Disabilities

Tamekia Bell, Theodore Remley, Jr. , Tara Hill
Abstract 471 | WORD Downloads 136 PDF Downloads 132

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

James Montgomery, Andrew Sithling, Fairlene Soji, Matthew Reeve, Nathan Grills
Abstract 262 | WORD Downloads 80 PDF Downloads 73

Contextualizing principles: Lebanon and social justice perspectives on disability reform

William Merrifield
Abstract 164 | WORD Downloads 79 PDF Downloads 114

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

Leanne Manson, Tim McCreanor, Heather Came
Abstract 893 | WORD Downloads 111 PDF Downloads 335

“Listen to the Parents, Just Listen to Them”

Kelly Vaughan
Abstract 284 | WORD Downloads 95 PDF Downloads 97

Notes from the Field

Dissertation & Abstracts v18i1&2

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