(The TQCC of Africa is 1. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-11-01 to 2023-11-01.)
‘Making men fall’: queer power beyond anti-normativity21
‘Human ATMs’: M-Pesa and the expropriation of affective work in Safaricom's Kenya19
Doing being middle-class in the global South: comparative perspectives and conceptual challenges19
The lived experiences of the African middle classes Introduction17
Labour, laziness and distribution: work imaginaries among the South African unemployed14
Harnessing the ‘hustle’: struggle, solidarities and narratives of work in Nairobi and beyond Introduction14
Intellectual and cultural work in times of austerity12
Shuttling between the suburbs and the township: the new black middle class(es) negotiating class and post-apartheid blackness in South Africa11
Hloniphaand health: ancestors, taboos and social medicine in South Africa10
(Re)inventing development: China, infrastructure, sustainability and special economic zones in Nigeria9
Frontiers and pioneers in (the study of) queer experiences in Africa Introduction9
Housing middle-classness: formality and the making of distinction in Luanda9
From Russia with love: medical modernities, development dreams, and Cold War legacies in Kenya, 1969 and 20158
Structures, feelings and savoir faire: Ghana's middle classes in the making8
Kenya and China's labour relations: infrastructural development for whom, by whom?7
‘Youth are redrawing the map’: temporalities and terrains of the hustle economy in Mathare, Nairobi7
‘Under construction’: everyday anxieties and the proliferating social meanings of China in Kenya7
Beyond realism: Africa's medical dreams Introduction7
Neotraditional authority contested: the corporatization of tradition and the quest for democracy in the Topnaar Traditional Authority, Namibia6
Quietly queer(ing): the normative value ofsuturaand its potential for young women in urban Senegal6
Morality in the middle: choosing cars or houses in Botswana6
Global health's durable dreams: ethnography, ‘community health workers’ and health without health infrastructure5
The making of a conservation landscape: the emergence of a conservationist environmental infrastructure along the Kwando River in Namibia's Zambezi region5
History, legitimacy, and Renamo's return to arms in central Mozambique5
‘We are passing our leisure time’: moving on from education in eastern Uganda5
Capitalizing Africa: high finance from below5
Going up or getting out? Professional insecurity and austerity in the South African health sector4
The spectre of rootless urban youth (bayaaye) in Kulyennyingi, a novel of Amin-era Uganda4
Death without mourning: homosexuality,homo sacer, and bearable loss in Central Africa4
Anusocratie? Freemasonry, sexual transgression and illicit enrichment in postcolonial Africa4
Made in China, fashioned in Africa: ethnic dress in Ethiopia and Mozambique4
Francophone Muslim intellectuals, Islamic associational life and religious authority in Burkina Faso4
Dreams and dream spaces of West African molecular microbiology4
Performing excess: urban ceremony and the semiotics of precarity in Guinea-Conakry4
‘You will build me’: fiscal disobedience, reciprocity and the dangerous negotiations of redistribution on Nairobi's matatu4
Questioning territories and identities in the precolonial (nineteenth-century) Lake Kivu region3
Afro-Chinese engagements: infrastructure, land, labour and finance Introduction3
The need to travel: Malian women shuttle traders, autonomy and (mis)trust in neoliberal Dakar3
Dreams and constraints of an African publisher: Walter Bgoya, Tanzania Publishing House and Mkuki na Nyota, 1972–20203
Hackers of the heart: digital sorcery and virtual intimacy in Côte d'Ivoire3
Elders and transactional relationships in Sierra Leone: rethinking synchronic approaches3
Dreaming partnership, enabling inequality: administrative infrastructure in global health science3
Of dreams and nightmares: implementing medical male circumcision in eSwatini (Swaziland)3
Kinship and gendered economic conduct in matrilineal Offinso, Ghana3
Financing China's engagement in Africa: new state spaces along a variegated landscape3
What's (not) in a leather pouch? Tracing Islamic amulets in Asante, Ghana3
Tindaanaship and tindaanas in traditional Gurensi (Frafra) communities: land use and practices3
From discursive resistance to new genealogies: rethinking Israelite identities in Africa through the case of Nuer Christian Zionists2
‘Monkeys play by sizes’: the reconstruction of military hierarchy in Ghana's armed forces2
Chronicles of Bailundo: a fragmentary account in Umbundu of life before and after Portuguese colonial rule2
Janus-faced activists: the social and political embeddedness of civil society in Niger2
Introduction: the stuff of African cities2
Providing to belong: masculinities, hustling and economic uncertainty in Nairobi ‘ghettos’2
Apartheid South Africa's segregated legal field: black lawyers and the Bantustans2
‘Like a drag or something’: central texts at the pioneering forefront of contemporary Nigerian queerscapes2
Government work in Idi Amin's Uganda2
Greying mutuality: race and joking relations in a South African nursing home2
‘Its name is Awetasc’: devices and the everyday life of people with physical disability in Ethiopia2
Reading with the colonial in the life of Shaykh Musa Kamara, a Muslim scholar-saint2
The dead archive: governance and institutional memory in independent Mozambique2
‘We are taught to act’: hustling on the move in Kampala and Nairobi2
Credible risk: private credit bureaus and the work of loan officers in West Africa2
Ebola imaginaries and the Senegalese outbreak: anticipated nightmare and remembered victory2
United Nigerian Textiles Limited and Chinese–Nigerian textile-manufacturing collaboration in Kaduna2
Rhythms of the unemployed: making art and making do through spoken word in Kisumu, Kenya2
Imagining viral hepatitis in Burkina Faso2
Moral navigation and child fostering in Chiawa, Zambia2
Border crimes, extraterritorial jurisdiction, and the racialization of sovereignty in the Ethiopia–British Somaliland borderlands during the 1920s2
Politics by night: histories of extraversion and rumours of body part theft on the south coast of Kenya1
#weareone: blood donation, terrorism and dreams of inclusion in Kenya1
The meaning and uses of privatization: the case of the Ethiopian developmental state1
Remembering Africanization: two conversations among elderly science workers about the perpetually promissory1
‘Idle minds’ and ‘empty stomachs’: youth, violence and religious diversity in coastal Kenya1
Disrupted dreams of development: neoliberal efficiency and crisis in Angola1
Joseph Tonda, the social sciences and the vortex of city life in Africa1
‘Losing complexes’: navigating technology, moral careers and mobility among disabled people in Kinshasa1
The politics of literature in Malawi: Filemon Chirwa, Nthanu za Chitonga and the battle for the Atonga tribal council1
Censorship, citizenship and cosmopolitan unity in Muslim and Christian creative responses to repression in northern Nigeria1
New books on popular transport in East Africa - Kenda Mutongi, Matatu: a history of popular transportation in Nairobi. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press (hb US$90 – 978 0 226 13086 6; pb US$30 –1
Investing in independence: popular shareholding on the West African stock exchange1
From ‘ethnic militias’ to ‘jungle justice’? Research and change in vigilantism in Nigeria1
Urmila Mohan and Laurence Douny (eds), The Material Subject: rethinking bodies and objects in motion. Abingdon and New York NY: Routledge (hb £90 – 978 1 350 07736 2). 2021, xxi + 246 pp1
‘The food is not enough’: disability and food aid technologies in a Ugandan refugee settlement1
Tuning in to his-story: an account of radio in Ghana through the experience of B. S. Gadzekpo1
Mary Njeri Kinyanjui, African Markets and the Utu-ubuntu Business Model: a perspective on economic informality in Nairobi. Cape Town: African Minds (pb R250 – 978 1 928331 78 0). 2019, 200 pp.1
City of icebergs: materiality, surface and depth in Nairobi’s built environment1
‘Madmen, womanizers, and thieves’: moral disorder and the cultural text of refugee encampment in Kenya1
The death of Adumissa: a suicide at Cape Coast, Ghana, around 18001
‘You can’t do politics without money’: female politicians, matronage, and the limits of gender quotas in Kenya1
The social contract and industrial citizenship: Nigerian trade unions’ role in the recurring fuel subsidy protests1
Nico Cloete, Ian Bunting and François van Schalkwyk (eds), Research Universities in Africa. Cape Town: African Minds (R300 – 978 1 928331 87 2). 2018, 314 pp.1
Female slam poets of francophone Africa: spirited words for social change1
On the theologico-theatrical: popular culture and the economic imperative in Nigerian Pentecostalism1
A share in the sands: trips, pits and potholes in Accra, Ghana1
Scientific knowledge and sexual advocacy: African publics, choiceless citizens and potential confounders1
‘Provisional notes on the postcolony’ in Congo studies: an overview of themes and debates1
Flight and fortitude: the decline of the middle class in Zimbabwe1
Risk and labour in the archives: archival futures from Uganda1
Never enough: neoliberalizing Namibian middle-class marriages1
Sticks and wheelchairs for elderly people in central Uganda: values of utility, provenance and presentation1
Becoming militant: embodying the Guinean revolution and Guinea–China relations1
Racial-state-capitalism? The role of the state in making the (colonial) bourgeoisie1
Sign language as a technology: existential and instrumental perspectives of Ugandan Sign Language1
The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) since 1954: education, Muslim–Christian encounters and regional variation1
Addressing drought through rural religious communities in Senegal1