Swiss Society
for African Studies

The Swiss Society for African Studies SSAS was founded in 1974. Its primary aims are to advance the research on Africa and further the academic exchange in this field. Based on the model of Area Studies it offers opportunities to connect researchers and the interested public in a theme-oriented and multidisciplinary exchange

Newsletter SGAS/SSEA 2019/2

Once again, our newsletter reflects the great thematic diversity and wide regional expertise of our members.

What's on?


Exposition: Africana. Figures de...

25.03. - 26.09.2020

En collaboration avec la Faculté des lettres de l'UNIL, la Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire consacre une exposition aux figures féminines de la littérature africaine.

Conference: Material Culture in...

19. - 20.03.2020

This international conference seeks to examine transnational trajectories of material culture and focuses on the various ways in which mobility reshapes immaterial characteristics...

Symposium: Ethics, New...

14. - 15.01.2020

Event marking the launch of the IWE-HSG Competence Center for African Research (CCAR)


Cover picture Le Terroriste noir de Tierno Monenembo

Le Terroriste noir de Tierno Monenembo

Couronné du Prix Ahmadou Kourouma, du Prix Erckmann-Chatrian, du Prix Palatine du roman historique ainsi que du Prix du roman métis, Le Terroriste noir, paru en 2012, est un roman...