The Contemporary Journal of African Studies, formerly published as Research Review of the Institute of African Studies (see RRIAS pages here: publishes academic and scholarly articles that set forth the findings of new research in any branch of African Studies, or discuss and re-evaluate earlier or current research or publications by an author or authors.

Current Issue

Vol. 7 No. 1 (2020): Issues of Restitution and Repatriation of Looted and Illegally Acquired African Objects in European Museums

Until recently, scholars have shied away from intellectually debating restitution, return, reparation and repatriation issues of such controversial objects on the African continent. French President Macron’s speech on his promise to return such objects in French museums to their respective countries in Africa and the report of the commission he set up has provided an impetus. However, the return, repatriation and restitution of looted art from Africa sent or sold to European museums by agents of European colonizing missions are the interrogative centre stage of this special issue meant to garner frameworks for resolution.

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print ISSN: 2343-6530