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Africa e Mediterraneo is a biannual journal which, since 1992, has presented dossiers addressing issues relating to the culture and society of African countries and the international migrations, above all between Africa and Europe. Since 1995 it has been published by the Lai-momo Cooperative Society of Bologna. The journal is put together by an Editorial Team and is supported by an international Scientific Committee. Africa e Mediterraneo applies a peer review system in order to assess the proposed articles.

Contents and aim

The Journal’s aim is to analyse and explore in depth the creative, artistic and literary production of Africa. As well as the social and cultural issues seen in different parts of the continent and the social and cultural changes caused by international migrations and global interdependence.

By adopting a transdisciplinary and plurilingual approach, the Journal confronts the chosen issues through contributions from different areas of humanistic research.

AeM is classified as a Scientific Journal by ANVUR for sectors 10, 11, 14  and adheres to the CRIC – Coordination of Italian Cultural Magazines.


It is possible to buy single numbers or to subscribe to Africa e Mediterraneo through the Lai-momo editor’s site (, Publishing section > Journal). For the most recent issues of the magazine it is also possible to purchase the digital format.

Selection of the articles

The articles can be presented “on demand” from the editor or on direct proposal by the author sending them in word format to Sandra Federici (
The articles are submitted anonymously to referees. Every sent article must comply with the journal’s basic editorial guidelines and come complete with notes, bibliography of research and a brief biography of the author. Possible images to be attached must be free from rights and sent in high resolution complete with caption and copyright notice.

Latest issue

African laboratory

Africa e Mediterraneo n. 97 (2/22)

African laboratory

Africa e Mediterraneo n. 97 (2/22)

Issue 97 of Africa e Mediterraneo opens up a space for scholars and experts to share their research on topics relating to Africa and migration, without thematic limitations. At a time of strong changes both on the continent and in Africa’s relationship with the world and the Mediterranean countries in particular, the issue identifies three foci of interest: the Italian colonial past and the present history of the Horn of Africa, the frontiers of migration, and what we have called the “African laboratory,” which brings together topical topics such as Covid-19 and relations with China.

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