Journal of African Cultural Studies

(The TQCC of Journal of African Cultural Studies is 2. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
“My Flight Arrives at 5 am, Can You Pick Me Up?”: The Gatekeeping Burden of the African Academic17
Inxeba(The Wound), Queerness and Xhosa Culture17
Queer Worldmaking in Wanuri Kahiu’s FilmRafiki16
Coming Out and Reaching Out: Linguistic Advocacy on Queer Nigerian Twitter15
The Possibilities and Intimacies of Queer African Screen Cultures15
YouTube Queer Communities as Heterotopias: Space, Identity and “Realness” in Queer South African Vlogs14
Heteroerotic Failure and “Afro-queer Futurity” in Mohamed Camara’s Dakan13
Skin and Silence in Selected Maghrebian Queer Films10
Lawful Performance and the Representational Politics of Queer African Refugees in Documentary Film10
Walking with Shadows: Jude Dibia and Olumide Makanjuola in Conversation with Lindsey Green-Simms10
Ytnahaw ga’!”: Algeria’s Cultural Revolution and the Role of Language in the Early Stages of the Spring 2019 Hirak10
“Fake” Journals and the Fragility of Authenticity: Citation Indexes, “Predatory” Publishing, and the African Research Ecosystem9
Fakery and Fabrications in Kumasi’s “Modern” Market5
Racial Discrimination in Uncertain Times: Covid-19, Positionality and Africans in China Studies5
Unmuting Conversations on Fakes in African Spaces4
Covid-19, Knowledge Production and the (Un)Making of Truths and Fakes4
Kenya’s “Fake Essay” Writers and the Light they Shine on Assumptions of Shadows in Knowledge Production4
Cleavage: Guangzhou, Covid-19 and China–Africa Friendship Politics3
Fake Wax3
Binyavanga Wainaina’s Narrative of the IMF-generation as Development Critique3
Chihuahua Promises and the Notorious Economy of Fake Pets in Cameroon3
Thinking China from Africa: Encounter with the Other Other3
“The Fake is News”: On Popular Visual Media, Fakery and Legitimacy Contestations in Charismatic Christianity in Contemporary Ghana3
Midwifery Narratives and Development Discourses2
Zimbabwean Popular Cultural Expressions of Alternative Sexual Identities2
Laughing off Ebola in Sierra Leone: Humor in Times of Crisis2
Speargrass Blossoms: Patriarchy and the Cultural Politics of Women’s Ephemerality on the Land in Acholi2
Civilisation under Colonial Conditions: Development, Difference and Violence in Swahili Poems, 1888–19072
Rethinking Agency in Kenyan Animal Conservations: Ng’ang’a Mbugua’s Terrorists of the Aberdare2
Pan-Africanism and the Affective Charges of the African Union Building in Addis Ababa2
Self-censorship and Shifting Cognitions of Offence in the Stand-up Acts of Basket Mouth and Trevor Noah2
The Racialization of Drug Fakery and Pharmaceutical Markets2
Nollywood Cinema’s Character of Recurrence2
The Politics of “Queer Reading” an Ethiopian Saint and Discovering Precolonial Queer Africans2
Black Aesthetics and Deep Water: Fish-People, Mermaid Art and Slave Memory in South Africa2
In Defense of the False2
Malawians’ Foreign Film Dubbing, Film Pirating and Consumption as “Weapons of the Weak”2
Booty Power Politics: The Social-mediated Consumption of Black Female Bodies in Popular Culture2