Dr Efua Prah

Lecturer in Social Anthropology

Tel: +27 21 808 2094
E-mail: eprah@sun.ac.za


PhD, University of Cape Town
MA, University of Sussex
BA, University of Cape Town

Ongoing Interests: Maternal and Reproductive Health, Refugee geopolitics, Race Theory of the South, African Critical Thought

Selected Publications:


  • Prah, E and Levine, S (Eds.) (2021) Bodies of Knowledge. African Sun Media: South Africa
  • Prah, E (Accepted: Forthcoming 2022) Legacies of Forced Removals in South Africa: Accounting for Children’s Reflections of Displacement in the Western Cape. Anthem Press: London, UK.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Prah, E & Maggott, T (2020). ‘The role of feminisms in building a transformation framework for institutions of higher learning in South Africa’, Social Dynamics. DOI: 10.1080/02533952.2020.1858541
  • Prah, E (2018). An interview with Paul Mason. Anthropology Southern Africa, 41(4), 323-326.
  • Prah, E (2017) Stratifications of Blackness: Meditations on the intersect of gender, race and age. Agenda. 
  • Prah, E (2015) Embodied urban health and illness in Cape Town: children’s reflections on living in Symphony Way Temporary Relocation Area. Anthropology Southern Africa, DOI:10.1080/23323256.2015.1091742

Book Reviews:

  • Prah, E. (2018), Trnka, S. One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2017. 280pp. ISBN: 978‐1503601130. Sociology Health Illness. DOI:10.1111/1467-9566.12771
  • Prah, E (2017), Crush, J.; Chikanda, A.; Skinner, C. (Eds). Migration, Xenophobia and Entrepreneurship in South Africa. Journal of Southern African Studies (CJSS), DOI:10.1080/03057070.2017.1309851
  • Prah, E (2015), Reynolds, P. War in Worcester: youth and the apartheid state. Anthropology Southern Africa, 38:1-2, 152-154, DOI: 10.1080/23323256.2015.1031260
  • Prah, E (2010-04-15), Nyamnjoh, F. The social life of ‘maids’; Issue 477; Pambazuka Publishing Press: 

Online and Film Content:

Policy Briefs:

  • Prah, E The Role Social and Behavioural Change Communication Plays in the Advancement of Sexual and Reproductive Health for Adolescents in Ghana. Centre for Health Systems and Policy Research, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration: Policy Brief.

Chapters in Books/Special Issues:

  • Prah, E (2017) ‘Exploring children’s experiences in a temporary relocation area through theatre and performance’. In Clammer, John and Giri, Ananta Kumar, The Aesthetics of Development: Art, Culture and Social Transformation. Palgrave Macmillan: United Kingdom.

Organisational Workshop Reader:

  • Whande, U and Prah, E (2011) Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) A Reader; Centre for the Study Of Violence and Reconciliation (Designed for Facilitation Workshop)


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Children and Childhoods in Health and Affliction