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CODESRIA Guide for Authors

Next list works by this author written with one other person, arranged alphabetically by second author. Finally list titles by this author with two or more others in order of date, as these will all be cited as e.g.: Mama (1997) in the text. Check whether you need to distinguish any of them by using 1997a, 1997b, etc. Please note that two authors with the same surname usually need their initials in the text for clarity.

Mama, A., 1995, Beyond the Masks: Race, Gender and Subjectivity, London: Routledge.

Mama, A., 1997a, ‘Feminism or Femocracy? State Feminism and Democratisation’, in Jibrin Ibrahim, ed., Expanding Democratic Space in Nigeria, Dakar: CODESRIA. pp. 77–98.

Mama, A., 1997b, ‘Shedding the Masks and Tearing the Veils: Cultural Studies for a Post colonial Africa’, in A. Imam, A. Mama, and F. Sow, eds., Engendering African Social Sciences, Dakar: CODESRIA. pp. 61–80.

The bibliography example below shows how to deal with sources such as unpublished theses and papers given to conferences. Type book and journal titles with an underline, with main words having capitals. If you are using a word processor use the underline function, not italic function, and do not use bold. If you are using British punctuation, type article and chapter titles with essential capitals only, in single quotation marks. If you are using American punctuation, type article and chapter titles with initial capitals for main words and in double quotation marks.

If you are using law reports, parliamentary papers, etc., please be especially careful with consistency. For government reports use first name of the government department if there is no obvious author. Do not use ambigu- ous acronyms. If you think it will be helpful to the reader, list manuscript sources separately from published works. Avoid the use of ‘anonymous’, if author is unknown, begin the entry with the title of the work, omit a definite and indefinite article at the beginning.

Example of Bibliography Using Harvard System

Amadiume, I., 1987, Male Daughters, Female Husbands, London: Zed Books.

Chicago Manual of Style, 13th edition, 1982, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Diagne, S.B., 2002, ‘Keeping Africanity Open’, Public Culture, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 621–623.

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