Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the most linguistically, culturally, and geographically diverse regions of the world. As in the rest of the world, deaf people live throughout sub-Saharan communities. This is a research on sub-Saharan signed languages and deaf community - organizing has created the opportunity to gather together the perspectives presented herein. Eighteen contributors illuminate the circumstances pertaining to cross-border, cross-regional, and global engagements in sub-Saharan deaf communities.
Audrey C. Cooper is adjunct professorial lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at American University, Washington, DC. Khadijat K. Rashid is professor and chair of the Department of Business at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.