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Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies

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Editor:                                        Isaac Mazonde, email: <>

Assistant Editors:                  Tapologo Maundeni, email: <>       

                                                    Monageng Mogalakwe, email: <>


PULA is a refereed scholarly journal devoted to the study of Africa, particularly Southern Africa. We welcome clearly expressed contributions, which cross disciplinary boundaries, from scholars anywhere in the world.


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Current and forthcoming themes:



Vol. 14 No.2 (2000) December 2000

Focus on the family

S.K. Gaisie Family structure, gender and fertility in Botswana

Godisang Mookodi The complexities of female-headed households in Botswana

Tapologo Maundeni Children living in violent families: implications for social work in Botswana

Almon Shumba & Fazlur Moorad A note on the laws against child abuse in Botswana

Other articles

Richard D. Wolff The class consequences of colonialism in Africa

A. Chebanne The Sebirwa language: a synchronic and diachronic account


Vol. 15 No.1 (2001) June 2001 provisional contents

HIV/AIDS and epidemics

Ralph Elias The impact of HIV/AIDS on mining in Africa: a Botswana case study

Esther Seloilwe, et al. Behavioural and prevention issues on HIV/AIDS at the University of Botswana

Rob Pattman Addressing AIDS in institutions of higher learning in southern Africa by researching student identities

I.U. Onyewadume, L.O. Amusa, & H. Dhaliwal Are individuals with disabilities neglected in HIV/AIDS prevention paradigms?

Julia Preece Gender power relations and the HIV/AIDS crisis: some food for thought

P.L.P. Disele, T. Masoloko, & S. Peters Nutrition and the ailing immune system: a challenge in the new millennium

R.K.K. Molefi Of rats, fleas, and peoples: a history of bubonic plague in southern Africa, 1990-1950

Book review: The River: a Journey to the Source of HIV and AIDS by Edward Hooper (Jan-Bart Gewald)


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In preparation Basarwa (“Bushman”) Studies Advances in Prehistory and Archaeology

Vol 17 No. 1 (2003) (General issue)

Vol 16 No. 1 (2002) El Negro and the Hottentot Venus: Issues of Repatriation

Vol. 15 No 1 (2001) HIV/AIDS and Epidemics

Vol. 14 No.2 (2000) Focus on the Family

Vol. 14 No.1 (2000) Elections and Democracy

Vol. 13 Nos. 1 & 2 (1999) Twentieth Century History

Vol. 12 Nos. 1 & 2 (1998) Essays in Honour of Isaac Schapera

Vol. 11 No. 2 (1997) South Africa as Big Brother?

Vol. 11 No. 1 (1997) Essays in Honour of L.D. Ngcongco

Vol. 10 No. 2 (1996) Poverty and Accumulation

Vol. 10 No. 1 (1996) Gender and Environmental Sustainability

Vol. 9 No. 2 (1995) Poverty and the Environment

Vol. 9 No. 1 (1995) Communal Land and Land Alienation

Vol. 8 No. 2 (1994) Women and the Law

Vol. 8 No. 1 (1994) Education and Training

Vol. 7 Nos. 1 &. 2 (1993) Southern African Development Coordination

Vol. 6 No. 2 (1992) Democracy and Development - II

Vol. 6 No. 1 (1992) Democracy and Development – I

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Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies is published by the Research and Development Unit, University of Botswana, P/Bag UB-00708, Gaborone, Botswana. It is distributed by the Educational Book Service, P/Bag BR-42, Gaborone, Botswana.

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