If you are interested in reviewing one of these books or another very recently published Africa-related book, please see the Instructions for Book Reviewers page. "Available by request" means that we do not have the book in our office but can ask a publisher to send to a reviewer.


Current List of Books Available for Review

Abidde, Sabella Ogbobode. 2022. Africa-China-Taiwan Relations, 1949–2020. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Abidde, Sabella Ogbobode, ed. 2023. Taiwan in Africa: Seven Decades of Certainty and Uncertainties. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Achankeng, Fonkem, ed. 2023. Porcupine in a Python’s Throat: The Ambazonia Story in West Central Africa. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Adebanwi, Wale, ed. 2022. Everyday State and Democracy in Africa: Ethnographic Encounters. Cambridge Centre of African Studies Series. Athens: Ohio University Press.
Aghoghovwia, Philip. 2022. Violent Ecotropes: Petroculture in the Niger Delta. Cape Town: HSRC Press.

Aka, Philip C., and Joseph Abiodun Balogun. 2022. Improving Disability Laws under Nigeria’s Fourth Republic: Ten Measured Steps into the Future. Landham, MD: Lexington Books.

Alex, Assensoh, Yvette M., A. B. Assensoh, and Akwasi B. Assensoh. 2023. Africa's Cultural Prince: Dr. A. A. Y. Kyerematen of Ghana: Founder and Founding Director of the National Cultural Center of Ghana. Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books.

Alidou, Ousseina D. 2024. Protest Arts, Gender, and Social Change: Fiction, Popular Songs, and the Media in Hausa Society Across Borders. African Perspectives. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Ebook. (Print copy available by request)

Anani, Kofi. 2024. Leadership in Independent Africa, Six Decades On: The Blended Representation Principle as a Cause for Afro-Optimism. New York: Bloomsbury. (available by request)

Andrikopoulos, Apostolos. 2023. Argonauts of West Africa: Unauthorized Migration and Kinship Dynamics in a Changing Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Ebook.

April, Funeka Y., Modimowabarwa Kanyane, Yul Derek Davids, and Krish Chetty, eds. 2023. The BRICS in Africa: Promoting Development? Cape Town: HSRC Press.

Bah, Abu Bakarr. 2024. African Security: Local Issues and Global Connections. Studies in Human Security. Athens: Ohio University Press.

Ballim, Faeeza. 2023. Apartheid’s Leviathan: Electricity and the Power of Technological Ambivalence. New African Histories. Athens: Ohio University Press.

Beoku-Betts, Josephine, and Fredline A. M'Cormack-Hale, eds. 2023. War, Women and Post-conflict Empowerment: Lessons from Sierra Leone. New York: Bloomsbury. (available by request)

Bezabeh, Samson Abebe. 2023. Djibouti: A Political History. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner.

Biggs, Lisa. 2022. The Healing Stage: Black Women, Incarceration, and the Art of Transformation. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press. (available by request)

The Black Sash. 2022. Hands Off Our Grants: Defending the Constitutional Right to Social Protection in South Africa. Cape Town: BestRed.

Bohler-Muller, Narnia, Vasu Reddy, Gregory Houston, Maxi Schoeman, and Heather Thuynsma, eds. 2022. The Texture of Dissent: Defiant Public Intellectuals in South Africa. Cape Town: BestRed.

Boswell, Barbara, ed. 2022. Voices of Liberation: Lauretta Ngcobo; Writing as the Practice of Freedom. Cape Town: HSRC Press.

Boucher, David, ed. 2022. Language, Culture and Decolonisation. Cape Town: HSRC Press.

Bruton, Mike. 2022. Harambee: The Spirit of Innovation in Africa. Cape Town: BestRed.

Buggenhagen, Beth. 2023. The Future Is in Your Hands: Portrait Photography from Senegal. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. (available by request)

Camara, Mohamed Saliou, Alem Hailu, and Sabella O. Abidde, eds. 2024. Issues of Governance, Security, and Development in Contemporary Africa. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Chalfin, Brenda. 2023. Waste Works: Vital Politics in Urban Ghana. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Ebook (print copy available by request).

Chappatte, André. 2022. In Search of "Tunga": Prosperity, Almighty God, and Lives in Motion in a Malian Provincial Town. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Ebook (print copy available by request).

Chari, Sharad. 2024. Apartheid Remains. Errantries. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Ebook. (print copy available by request)

Chéry, Tshepo Masango. 2023. Kingdom Come: The Politics of Faith and Freedom in Segregationist South Africa and Beyond. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Ebook. (print copy available by request)

Clark, John F., ed. 2024. Political Identity and African Foreign Policies. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner.

Cleveland, Kimberly. 2024. Africanfuturism: African Imaginings of Other Times, Spaces, and Worlds. Foreword by Ainehi Edoro-Glines. Africa in World History. Athens: Ohio University Press.

Conte, Christopher, with Hilda Twongyeirwe, eds. 2023. Remembering the Future: Reflections on Ugandan Culture in Changing Times. Kampala: Ibua Publishing.

Crankshaw, Owen. 2023. Urban Inequality: Theory, Evidence and Method in Johannesburg. New York: Bloomsbury. (available by request)

Darch, Colin, and David Hedges, eds. 2024. Samora Machel: Leader and Liberator in Southern Africa; Selected Speeches and Writings of Samora Machel. Edited and with analyses by Colin Darch and David Hedges. Voices of Liberation. Cape Town: HSRC Press.

Degani, Michael. 2022. The Electric City: Infrastructure and Ingenuity in Postsocialist Tanzania. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Ebook. (hard copy available on request)

Deets, Mark W. 2023. A Country of Defiance: Mapping the Casamance in Senegal. New African Histories. Athens: Ohio University Press.

Edozie, Rita Kiki, and Moses Khisa. 2022. Africa’s New Global Politics: Regionalism in International Relations. Boulder, CO: Lynn Riener.

Eicher, Joanne B., ed. 2022. Global Trade and Cultural Authentication: The Kalabari of the Niger Delta. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Falola, Toyin. 2023. Memories of Africa: Home and Abroad in the United States. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. Ebook.

Falola, Toyin, and Celine A. Jacquemin, eds. 2022. Identity Transofrmation and Politicization in Africa: Shifting Mobilization. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Farred, Grant. 2024. The Perversity of Gratitude: An Apartheid Education. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. (available by request)

Frankel, Philip. 2023. Human Trafficking in South Africa. Cape Town: BestRed.

Hagberg, Sten, Ludovic O. Kibora, Sidi Barry, Yacouba Cissao, Siaka Gnessi, Amado Kaboré, Bintou Koné, and Mariatou Zongo. 2023. Security from Below in Burkina Gaso: Citizen Perceptions and Perspectives. Translated by Anna Harrison. Uppsala Papers in African Studies 7. Uppsala: Uppsala Universitet.

Hanchey, Jenna N. 2023. The Center Cannot Hold: Decolonial Possibility in the Collapse of a Tanzanian NGO. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Ebook. (print copy available by request)

Hecht, Gabrielle. 2023. Residual Governance: How South Africa Foretells Planetary Futures. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Ebook. (print copy available by request)

Hern, Erin Accampo. 2023. Explaining Successes in Africa: Things Don’t Always Fall Apart. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner.

Hochfeld, Tessa. 2022. Granting Justice: Cash, Care, and the Child Support Grant. Cape Town: HSRC Press.

Hooper, Jane. 2022. Yankees in the Indian Ocean: American Commerce and Whaling, 1786-1860. Athens: Ohio University Press.

Hudani, Shakirah E. 2024. Master Plans and Minor Acts: Repairing the City in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (Print or ebook available by request.)

Jolaosho, Omotayo. 2022. You Can’t Go to War without Song: Performance and Community Mobilization in South Africa. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Joslin, Isaac Vincent. 2023. Afrofuturisms: Ecology, Humanity, and Francophone Cultural Expressions. Ohio University Research in International Studies, Africa Series 96. Athens: Ohio University Press.

Kresse, Kai, and Oriare Nyarwath, eds. 2023. Rethinking Safe Philosophy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on and beyond H. Odera Oruka. African Philosophy: Critical Perspectives and Global Dialogue. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

LaRocco, Annette A. 2024. The Nature of Politics: State Building and the Conservation Estate in Postcolonial Botswana. Ohio University Research in International Studies: Africa Series 98. Athens: Ohio University Press.

Levin, Ayala. 2022. Architecture and Development: Israeli Construction in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Settler Colonial Imagination, 1958–1973. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Ebook. (hard copy available on request)

Lehmann, Elmar. 2023. The Rise of the South African Novel. Leiden: Brill. (available by request)

Luescher, Thierry M., Angelina Wilson Fadiji, Keamogetse G. Morwe, Antonio Erasmus, Tshireletso S. Letsoalo, and Seipati B. Mokhema. 2022. #Feesmustfall and its Aftermath: Violence, Wellbeing and the Student Movement in South Africa. Cape Town: HRSC Press.

Ly, Aliou. 2024. Women of the Portuguese Guinea Liberation War: De-gendering the History of Anticolonial Struggle. London: Zed Books. (available by request)

Manjate, Fernando Matai. 2022. Something Good But Nothing to Be Proud of: Inheritance and Succession Practices, and Sociopolitical Stakes in Times of Decentralization in Marracuene, Mozambique. Uppsala Studies in Cultural Anthropology 63. Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis.

Masters, Lesley, Philani Mthembu, and Jo-Ansie van Wyk, eds. 2022. South African Foreign Policy Review Vol. 4: Ramaphosa and a New Dawn for South African Foreign Policy. Pretoria: AISA Press.

Mazwi, Freedom. 2022. The Political Economy of Contract Farming in Zimbabwe. Cape Town: HSRC Press.

McKittrick, Meredith. 2024. Green Lands for White Men: Desert Dystopias and the Environmental Origins of Apartheid. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (available by request)

Miescher, Stephan F. 2022. A Dam for Africa: Akosombo Stories from Ghana. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Meiu, George Paul. 2023. Queer Objects to the Rescue: Intimacy and Citizenship in Kenya. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

More, Mabogo Percy. 2023. Noel Chabani Maganyi: Being-while-Black-and-Alienated in Apartheid South Africa. Pretoria: AISA Press.

Muhonja, Besi Brillian, and Babacar M'Baye, eds. 2022. Gender and Sexuality in Kenyan Societies: Centering the Human and the Humane in Kenyan Societies. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Murray, Noëleen, and Jonathan Cane. 2023. Creative Cities in Africa. Critical Architecture and Urbanism. Cape Town: HSRC Press.

Ndanyi, Samson Kaunga. 2022. Instructional Cinema and African Audiences in Colonial Kenya, 1926-1963. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Nnodim, Paul, and Austin Okigbo, eds. 2024. Ubuntu: A Comparative Study of an African Concept of Justice. Leuven: Leuven University Press. (available by request)

Nwagbara, Ucheoma. 2022. The Struggles of Post-independence Nigeria: Missed Opportunities and a Continuing Crisis. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Osborne, Myles, ed. 2024. Making Martial Races: Gender, Society, and Warfare in Africa. War and Militarism in African History. Athens: Ohio University Press.

Otim, Patrick William. 2024. Acholi Intellectuals: Knowledge, Power, and the Making of Colonial Northern Uganda, 1850–1960. New African Histories. Athens: Ohio University Press.

Patterson, Amy S., Tracy Kuperas, and Megan Hershey. 2023. Africa's Urban Youth: Challenging Marginalization, Claiming Citizenship. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (available by request.)

Ray, Daren E. 2024. Ethnicity, Identity, and Conceptualizing Community in Indian Ocean East Africa. Indian Ocean Studies. Athens, Ohio University Press.

Rijke-Epstein, Tasha. 2023. Children of the Soil: The Power of Built Form in Urban Madagascar. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Ebook (available by request).

Roberts, Tony, and George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane, eds. 2024. Digital Disinformation in Africa: Hashtag Politics, Power and Propaganda. Digital Africa. London: Zed Books. (available by request.)

Ryan, Connor. 2023. Lagos Never Spoils: Nollywood and Nigerian City Life. African Perspectives. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Ebook (available by request).

Sacks, Susanna L. 2024. Networked Poetics: The Digital Turn in Southern African Poetry. Page and Screen. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.

Sarr, Felwine. 2022. African Meditations. Translated by Drew S. Burk with a foreword by Souleymane Bachir Diagne. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. (Print or ebook available)

Schiødt, Sofie, ed. 2024. Two Medical Manuscripts: The Hieratic P. Carlsberg 8 and the Coptic Codex P. Carlsberg 500. With contributions by Sofie Schiødt and Anne Grons. CNI Publications 48. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press. (available by request.)

Schnepel, Burkhard, and Julia Verne, eds. 2022. Cargoes in Motion: Materiality and Connectivity across the Indian Ocean. Indian Ocean Studies. Athens: Ohio University Press.

Shaffer, Ryan, ed. 2023. The Handbook of African Intelligence Cultures. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Sheridan, Michael. 2023. Roots of Power: The Political Ecology of Boundary Plants. Routledge Studies in Political Ecology. London: Routledge.

Shiino, Wkana, and Ian Karusigarira, eds. 2021. Youths in Struggles: Unemployment, Politics, and Cultures in Contemporary Africa. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa.

Siddiqi, Anooradha Iyer. 2023. Architecture of Migration: The Dadaab Refugee Camps and Humanitarian Settlement. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Ebook. (print copy available by request)

Simpson, Thula. 2022. History of South Africa: 1902 to the Present. New York: Oxford University Press.

Skinner, Ryan Thomas. 2022. Afro-Sweden: Becoming Black in a Color-Blind Country. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Soyinka, Wole. 2023. Death and the King’s Horseman. Second Norton Critical Edition. Edited by Simon Gikandi. New York: W. W. Norton.

Strava, Cristiana. 2023. Precarious Modernities: Assembling State, Space and Society on the Urban Margins in Morocco. New York: Bloomsbury. (available by request)

Tomás, António. 2022. The Skin of the City: Spatial Transformation in Luanda. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Ebook. (hard copy available by request)

van Rooyen, Heidi, and Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan, eds. 2024. Poetic Inquiry for the Human and Social Sciences: Voices from the South and North. Cape Town: HSRC Press.

Vaziri, Parisa. 2023. Racial Blackness and Indian Ocean Slavery: Iran’s Cinematic Archive. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Williams, James S. 2023. Frantz Fanon. Critical Lives. London: Reaktion Books.

Williams, Michael. 2022. The Pan-African Imperative: Revisiting Kwame Nkrumah's Vision for African Development. New York: Routledge. Ebook.

Winch, Jonty. 2022. World Champions: The Story of South African Rugby. Cape Town: BestRed.

Wynn, Graeme, Jane Carruthers, and Nancy J. Jacobs, eds. 2022. Environment, Power, and Justice: Southern African Histories. Series in Ecology and History. Athens: Ohio University Press.

Zack, Tanya. 2022. Wake Up: This is Joburg. Photographs by Mark Lewis. With a foreword by Achal Prabhala. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Ebook. (hard copy available by request)