Disability & Deafness in North East Africa
An open, full text resource recently went online titled "Disability & Deafness in North East Africa: Egypt, Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia. Introduction and bibliography, mainly non-medical, with historical material and some annotation."
This shows 520 items, from antiquity to the present, focusing on social, educational and psychological responses to disability and deafness in the stated region, with some material from the medical and scientific fields where it overlaps with social and individual living.
The designated region acts as a bridge between two earlier annotated bibliographies, also hosted online at CIRRIE: the Middle East and the Southern Africa bibliographies. As it involves Egypt and Ethiopia, some of Africa's earliest historical material on disability and social responses is listed and annotated.
Most of this region has been hit heavily by war and famine during the past 30 years, killing many disabled people, and filling the gaps with many newly disabled people. These disasters do not seem to be inevitable -- to a large extent they are engineered by human forces, and most of the solutions for disabled and deaf people can be found with the human resources available in the region. What those human resources are, and how they may be deployed in solutions, can be figured out amidst the varied books and papers listed and annotated here.