New Books in African Studies

Interviews with Scholars of Africa about their New Books

Society & Culture
Places & Travel
1
Cheikh Anta Babou, "The Muridiyya on the Move: ...
An interview with Cheikh Anta Babou
82 min
2
Susanna Fioratta, "Global Nomads: An Ethnograph...
An interview with Susanna Fioratta
80 min
3
Kalle Kananoja, "Healing Knowledge in Atlantic ...
An interview with Kalle Kananoja
63 min
4
Sean Andrew Wempe, "Revenants of the German Emp...
55 min
5
Daniel Larsen, "Plotting for Peace: American Pe...
An interview with Daniel Larsen
45 min
6
Ousmane Oumar Kane, "Islamic Scholarship in Afr...
An interview with Ousmane Oumar Kane
46 min
7
Ebenezer Obadare, "Pentecostal Republic: Religi...
An interview with Ebenezer Obadare
65 min
8
Danny Adeno Abebe, "From Africa To Zion" (Miska...
An interview with Danny Adeno Abebe
49 min
9
Devaka Premawardhana, "Faith in Flux: Pentecost...
An interview with Devaka Premawardhana,
70 min
10
Aaron Y. Zelin, "Your Sons Are at Your Service:...
An interview with Aaron Y. Zelin
59 min
11
Sarah J. Zimmerman, "Militarizing Marriage: Wes...
An interview with Sarah J. Zimmerman
74 min
12
Leslie Anne Hadfield, "A Bold Profession: Afric...
An interview with Leslie Anne Hadfield
63 min
13
Alice Wiemers, "Village Work: Development and R...
An interview with Alice Wiemers
54 min
14
Mai Hassan, "Regime Threats and State Solutions...
An interview with Mai Hassan
54 min
15
Shelby Grossman, "The Politics of Order in Info...
An interview with Shelby Grossman
43 min
16
Christopher J. Lee, "Kwame Anthony Appiah" (Rou...
An interview with Christopher J. Lee
76 min
17
Cynthia J. Becker, "Blackness in Morocco: Gnawa...
An interview with Cynthia J. Becker
46 min
18
Rahul Rao, "Out of Time: The Queer Politics of ...
An interview with Rahul Rao
52 min
19
Monica Popescu, "At Penpoint: African Literatur...
An interview with Monica Popescu
81 min
20
Megan Carney, "Island of Hope: Migration and So...
An interview with Megan Carney
55 min
21
Alice Elliot, "The Outside: Migration As Life i...
An interview with Alice Elliot
56 min
22
Jonas Kreienbaum, "A Sad Fiasco: Colonial Conce...
An interview with Jonas Kreienbaum
52 min
23
Judith Surkis, "Sex, Law, and Sovereignty in Fr...
An interview with Judith Surkis
56 min
24
Hannah Hoechner, "Quranic Schools in Northern N...
An interview with Hannah Hoechner
51 min
25
Naminata Diabate, "Naked Agency: Genital Cursin...
An interview with Naminata Diabate
64 min
26
João José Reis, "Ganhadores: A greve negra de 1...
An interview with João José Reis
80 min
27
S. Garnett Russell, "Becoming Rwandan: Educatio...
An interview with S. Garnett Russell
38 min
28
Catherine E. McKinley, "The African Lookbook: A...
An interview with Catherine E. McKinley
54 min
29
Adom Getachew, "Worldmaking After Empire: The R...
An interview with Adom Getachew
42 min
30
Christian A. Williams, "National Liberation in ...
An interview with Christian A. Williams
70 min
31
Michela Wrong, "Do Not Disturb: The Story of a ...
An interview with Michela Wrong
43 min
32
Yuichiro Onishi and Fumiko Sakashita, "Transpac...
An interview with Yuichiro Onishi and Fumiko Sakashita
55 min
33
New Ethnographies of the Global South: In Conve...
An interview with Victoria Reyes and Marco Garrido
70 min
34
Emily Callaci, "Street Archives and City Life: ...
An interview with Emily Callaci
60 min
35
Duane Jethro, "Heritage Formation and the Sense...
An interview with Duane Jethro
56 min
36
Smriti Srinivas et al., "Reimagining Indian Oce...
An interview with Smriti Srinivas, Bettina Ng'weno, and Neelima Jeychandran
71 min
37
Zach Sell, "Trouble of the World: Slavery and E...
An interview with Zach Sell
69 min
38
Dan Hicks, "The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bron...
An interview with Dan Hicks
44 min
39
Carolyn Holmes, "The Black and White Rainbow: R...
An interview with Carolyn Holmes
56 min
40
Jeremy Best, "Heavenly Fatherland: German Missi...
An interview with Jeremy Best
56 min
41
Joshua Cole, "Lethal Provocation: The Constanti...
An interview with Joshua Cole
60 min
42
Jonathan S. Holloway, "The Cause of Freedom: A ...
An interview with Jonathan S. Holloway
45 min
43
John M. Janzen, "Health in a Fragile State. Sci...
An interview with John M. Janzen
67 min
44
Yomaira C. Figueroa-Vásquez, "Decolonizing Dias...
An interview with Yomaira C. Figueroa-Vásquez
67 min
45
Nicholas Jepson, "In China's Wake: How the Comm...
An interview with Nicholas Jepson
61 min
46
Jelmer Vos, "Kongo in the Age of Empire, 1860–1...
An interview with Jelmer Vos
78 min
47
Juliane Okot Bitek, "100 Days" (U Alberta Press...
An interview with Juliane Okot Bitek
28 min
48
Łukasz Stanek, "Architecture in Global Socialis...
An interview with Łukasz Stanek
41 min
49
Tiffany N. Florvil, "Mobilizing Black Germany: ...
An interview with Tiffany N. Florvil
52 min
50
Steven Press, "Rogue Empires: Contracts and Con...
Interview with Steven Press
59 min
51
Matthew Gavin Frank, "Flight of the Diamond Smu...
An interview with Matthew Gavin Frank
54 min
52
Becky L. Schulthies, "Channeling Moroccanness: ...
An interview with Becky L. Schulthies
56 min
53
C. Decker and E. McMahon, "The Idea of Developm...
An interview with Corrie Decker and Elisabeth McMahon
67 min
54
Steven Serels, "The Impoverishment of the Afric...
An Interview with Steven Serels
57 min
55
Tara McIndoe-Calder, "Hyperinflation in Zimbabw...
An interview with Tara McIndoe-Calder
45 min
56
Narrating Africa in South Asia
An interview with Mahmood Kooria, Khatija Khader, and Sofia Péquignot
98 min
57
Ali Abdullatif Ahmida, "Genocide in Libya: Shar...
An interview with Ali Abdullatif Ahmida
61 min
58
Constance Smith, "Nairobi in the Making: Landsc...
An interview with Constance Smith
64 min
59
Anne Garland Mahler, "From the Tricontinental t...
An interview with Anne Garland Mahler
31 min
60
Beatrice Nicolini, "Land and Maritime Empires i...
An interview with Beatrice Nicolini and Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya
54 min
61
Ana Beatriz Ribeiro, "Modernization Dreams, Lus...
What history and motivations make up the discourses we are taught to hold, and spread, as common sense?
53 min
62
Steven Fabian, "Making Identity on the Swahili ...
Fabian combines extensive archival sources from African and European archives alongside fieldwork in Bagamoyo to move beyond the category of 'Swahili' as it has been traditionally understood....
102 min
63
Brandon Mills, "The World Colonization Made: Th...
Mills explores the beginnings and ends of the colonization movement from the late-18th century to the coming of the Civil War...
44 min
64
Marissa J. Moorman, "Powerful Frequencies: Radi...
Moorman narrates Angolan history with the radio at its center...
61 min
65
Antoinette Burton, "Africa in the Indian Imagin...
An interview with Antoinette Burton
41 min
66
Lia Paradis, "Imperial Culture and the Sudan: A...
Paradis explores the myriad ways in which the Sudan, whose internal politics were influenced and shaped by Britain...
30 min
67
Oluwakemi M. Balogun, "Beauty Diplomacy: Embody...
Balogun takes us inside the world of Nigerian beauty contests...
45 min
68
Quito J. Swan, "Pauulu's Diaspora: Black Intern...
Swan illuminates the social life of Black Power politics across the African diaspora from the 1950s through the 1980s...
95 min
69
Anne K. Bang, "Islamic Sufi Networks in the Wes...
In the period c. 1880-1940, organized Sufism spread rapidly in the western Indian Ocean. New communities turned to Islam, and Muslim communities turned to new texts, practices, and religious leaders...
94 min
70
Ned Bertz, "Diaspora and Nation in the Indian O...
The vibrant Swahili coast port city of Dar es Salaam—literally, the “Haven of Peace”—hosts a population reflecting a legacy of long relations with the Arabian Peninsula and a diaspora emanating in waves from the Indian subcontinent...
63 min
71
Christopher J. Lee, "Making a World After Empir...
In April 1955, twenty-nine countries from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East came together for a diplomatic conference in Bandung, Indonesia, intending to define the direction of the postcolonial world...
84 min
72
S. F. C. Daly, "A History of the Republic of Bi...
The Republic of Biafra lasted for less than three years, but the war over its secession would contort Nigeria for decades to come...
63 min
73
Pedro Machado, "Pearls, People, and Power: Pear...
This book examines the trade, distribution, production, and consumption of pearls and mother-of-pearl in the global Indian Ocean over more than five centuries...
72 min
74
Ian Foster, "Conscripts of Migration: Neolibera...
Foster analyzes increasingly urgent questions regarding crises of global immigration by redefining migration in terms of conscription and by studying contemporary literature...
62 min
75
Zakkiyah Imam Jackson, "Becoming Human: Matter ...
In a world where black(ened) flesh, particularly feminine flesh, is considered the ontological zero of humanness, what interventions and complications are available from art and speculative fiction of the African disapora?
53 min
76
Chima J. Korieh, "Nigeria and World War II: Col...
Britain's declaration of war on Germany on 3 September, 1939, made Nigeria, like many other African societies, active participants in the war against the Axis powers...
75 min
77
Sarah Longair, "Cracks in the Dome: Fractured H...
One of the most monumental and recognisable landmarks from Zanzibar’s years as a British Protectorate is the distinctive domed building of the Zanzibar Museum...
55 min
78
S. Wynne-Jones and A. LaViolette, "The Swahili ...
"The Swahili World" presents the fascinating story of a major world civilization, exploring the archaeology, history, linguistics, and anthropology of the eastern coast of Africa.,,
47 min
79
Nadia Nurhussein, "Black Land: Imperial Ethiopi...
Nurhussein explores late nineteenth and twentieth century African American cultural engagement with and literary depictions of imperial Ethiopia...
37 min
80
Chinua Thelwell, "Exporting Jim Crow: Blackface...
Thelwell offers a rich, well-researched, and sobering investigation of blackface minstrelsy as the “visual bedrock of a transcolonial cultural imaginary.”
74 min
81
Elleni Centime Zeleke, "Ethiopia in Theory: Rev...
Between the years 1964 and 1974, Ethiopian post-secondary students studying at home, in Europe, and in North America produced a number of journals where they explored the relationship between social theory and social change within the project of building a socialist Ethiopia...
52 min
82
Alexis Wick, "The Red Sea In Search of Lost Spa...
44 min
83
Matthew S. Hopper, "Slaves of One Master: Globa...
In this wide-ranging history of the African diaspora and slavery in Arabia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Matthew S. Hopper examines the interconnected themes of enslavement, globalization, and empire and challenges previously held conventions regarding Middle Eastern slavery and British imperialism...
64 min
84
Prita Meier, "Swahili Port Cities: The Architec...
On the Swahili coast of East Africa, monumental stone houses, tombs, and mosques mark the border zone between the interior of the African continent and the Indian Ocean...
85 min
85
François-Xavier Fauvelle, "The Golden Rhinocero...
What are the African Middle Ages? A place, certainly, and a time period, evidently. But also a “documentary regime,” argues François-Xavier Fauvelle...
59 min
86
Stephanie Newell, "Histories of Dirt: Media and...
Newell, along with a team of researchers across a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, explore this idea of “dirt” across the long 20th century...
44 min
87
Anais Angelo, "Power and the Presidency in Keny...
Angelo’s book analyses the little-studied institution of the Office of the President by studying its first postcolonial office-holder in Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta.,,
58 min
88
Omar H. Ali, "Malik Ambar: Power and Slavery ac...
Ali provides insight into the life of slave soldier Malik Ambar...
33 min
89
Pernille Røge, "Economistes and the Reinvention...
Røge charts the confluence and reciprocal impacts of ideas and policies espoused by political economists, colonial administrators, planters, and entrepreneurs to reform the French empire in the second half of the eighteenth century....
52 min
90
Sana Aiyar, "Indians in Kenya: The Politics of ...
Aiyer investigates how Indian diasporic actors influenced the course of Kenya’s political history, from partnering with Europeans in their colonial mission in East Africa to political solidarity with Africans in their anticolonial struggles....
86 min
91
Jacob Mundy, "Libya" (Polity Press, 2018)
Mundy's book is part-history, part-political science to guide readers through the intricate maze of foreign and Libyan actors and institutions that define modern day Libya...
62 min
92
Jeff Schauer, "Wildlife between Empire and Nati...
Schauer explains how this global attention to African wildlife evolved from late nineteenth century to the present...
48 min
93
Jeremy Black, "A Brief History of the Mediterra...
A history of the "middle sea" from prehistory to today....
30 min
94
Jessica Marie Johnson, "Wicked Flesh: Black Wom...
Johnson explores the nature of these complicated intimate and kinship ties and how they were used by black women to construct freedom in the Atlantic world....
95 min
95
Hideaki Suzuki, "Slave Trade Profiteers in the ...
Suzuki provides an insightful perspective to the growing scholarship on Indian Ocean slavery by shifting focus onto those who profited from the slave trade...
73 min
96
Oumar Ba, "States of Justice: The Politics of t...
Ba theorizes the ways in which states that are presumed to be weaker in the international system use the International Criminal Court (ICC) to advance their security and political interests....
54 min
97
Zachary Valentine Wright, "Realizing Islam: The...
Wright maps the intellectual history of the largest Sufi order in West and North Africa, the Tijaniyya...
63 min
98
Benjamin Talton, "In This Land of Plenty: Micke...
Talton a transnational history that explores the influence of African American leaders on US foreign policy towards Africa in the 1980s....
71 min
99
Ravi Palat, "The Making of an Indian Ocean Worl...
Palat counters eurocentric notions of long-term historical change by drawing upon the histories of societies based on wet-rice cultivation to chart an alternate pattern of social evolution and state formation...
30 min
100
Erik Gellman, "Troublemakers: Chicago Freedom S...
What does democracy look like? And when should we cause trouble to pursue it?
47 min