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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

Vivre sur le seuil rencontres congolaises

Africa e Mediterraneo n. 90 (1/19)

Gli artisti raccontano il presente, immaginano il futuro, criticano quando non provocano. Gli studiosi (storici, antropologi, linguisti, curatori d’arte e critici letterari) impegnati nel progetto «Mobilità-stabilizzazione: rappresentazioni congolesi e dinamiche sociali, in Congo e nel mondo», a cui è dedicato questo numero di Africa e Mediterraneo, hanno chiesto a quindici giovani creativi congolesi di compiere insieme percorsi di ricerca sui temi più controversi e dolorosi della contemporaneità, come la condizione postcoloniale, la subordinazione politica ed economica, la migrazione, l’identità e le sue rappresentazioni, la memoria e il patrimonio culturale, le eredità della violenza coloniale… in Congo e non solo.

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