New Books in African Studies

New Books in African Studies

Sylvester Johnson, “African American Religions, 1500-2000: Colonialism, Democracy, and Freedom” (Cambridge UP, 2015)

When and where do African American religions begin? Sylvester Johnson, Associate Professor of African American...

Add to ... 

Noah Salomon, “For Love of the Prophet: An Ethnography of Sudan’s Islamic State (Princeton UP, 2016)

In popular discourse today, few concepts are more sensationalized and maliciously caricatured than that of the...

Add to ... 

Jean-Germain Gros, “Healthcare Policy in Africa” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)

In Healthcare Policy In Africa: Institutions and Politics from Colonialism to the Present (Rowman and Littlefield,...

Add to ... 

Susan Verde, “The Water Princess” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2016)

Supermodel Georgie Badiel grew up in a small village in Burkina Faso where the closest source of water was many miles...

Add to ... 

Carina E. Ray, “Crossing the Color Line: Race, Sex, and the Contested Politics of Colonialism in Ghana” (Ohio UP,...

In Crossing the Color Line: Race, Sex, and the Contested Politics of Colonialism in Ghana (Ohio University Press,...

Add to ... 

Ethan Katz, “The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France” (Harvard UP, 2015)

In The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France (Harvard University Press, 2015), Ethan...

Add to ... 

Steve Kemper, “A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham” (W. W. Norton, 2016)

In A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham (W. W. Norton, 2016), freelance journalist Steve...

Add to ... 

Michael F. Robinson, “The Lost White Tribe: Explorers, Scientists, and the Theory that Changed a Continent” (Oxfo...

Michael F. Robinson‘s new book is such a pleasure to read, I cant even. It’s not just because you get to...

Add to ... 

Laurent Dubois, “The Banjo: America’s African Instrument” (Harvard UP, 2016)

Most scholars of popular music use songs, artists, and clubs as the key texts and sites in their exploration of the...

Add to ... 

Birgit Meyer, "Sensational Movies: Video, Vision, and Christianity in Ghana" (U of California Press, 2015)

Anthropologist Birgit Meyer‘s most recent book, Sensational Movies: Video, Vision, and Christianity in Ghana...

Add to ... 

Allison Drew, "We Are No Longer in France: Communists in Colonial Algeria" (Manchester UP, 2014)

Allison Drew’s We Are No Longer in France: Communists in Colonial Algeria (Manchester University Press, 2014) traces...

Add to ... 

Krista A. Thompson, "Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice" (Duke UP, ...

Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice (Duke University Press, 2015) is a...

Add to ... 

Aisha Durham, "Home With Hip Hop Feminism: Performances in Communication and Culture"

Aisha DurhamView on AmazonIs hip hop defined by its artists or by its audience? In Home With Hip Hop Feminism:...

Add to ... 

Alice J. Kang, "Bargaining for Women’s Rights: Activism in an Aspiring Muslim Democracy"

Alice J. KangView on AmazonAlice J. Kang has written Bargaining for Women's Rights: Activism in an Aspiring Muslim...

Add to ... 

Sarah Abrevaya Stein, "Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria"

Sarah Abrevaya SteinView on AmazonIn Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria (University of Chicago, 2014), Sarah...

Add to ... 

Marjorie Feld, "Nations Divided: American Jews and the Struggle over Apartheid"

Marjorie FeldView on AmazonIn Nations Divided: American Jews and the Struggle over Apartheid (Palgrave Macmillan,...

Add to ... 

Kelly M. Duke Bryant, "Education as Politics: Colonial Schooling and Political Debate in Senegal, 1850s-1914"

Kelly M. Duke BryantView on AmazonEducation as Politics: Colonial Schooling and Political Debate in Senegal,...

Add to ... 

Elizabeth M. Williams, "The Politics of Race in Britain and South Africa: Black British Solidarity and the Anti-...

View on AmazonIn 1951 a West-Indian seaman was killed in Cape Town by two white policemen. His murder had initiated...

Add to ... 

Chike Jeffers, "Listening to Ourselves: A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy"

Chike JeffersView on AmazonNgugi wa Thiong'o, who famously made the decision in the 1970s to henceforth only produce...

Add to ... 

Gregory O’Malley, “Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807” (UNC Press for ...

Gregory E. O’Malley examines a crucial, but almost universally overlooked, aspect of the African slave trade in...

Add to ...