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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

Racism Degree Zero: Epistemological Aspects of the Genetics Perspective

Africa e Mediterraneo n. 96 (1/22)

Racism Degree Zero: Epistemological Aspects of the Genetics Perspective

Africa e Mediterraneo n. 96 (1/22)

The issue 96 of Africa e Mediterraneo, entitled ‘The Zero Degree of Racism’, edited by Vincenzo Fano and Matteo Bedetti, investigates some of the most controversial aspects of the unfortunately still-ongoing debate on racial differences. The tendency to divide human people into races to which homogeneous and essential characteristics are assigned is still widespread and supported not only by social behaviors and cultural attitudes, but also by a dangerous, increasing pseudo-science that fuels the discourse on this topic. Starting from the work of the geneticist Richard Lewontin, who has shown how genetic variation between ‘races’ is minimal compared to the one within populations, the dossier offers some keys to interpret racist thought, including contributions that range from anthropological examination to philosophical thought, to the most recent studies in genetics.

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