Category: African Studies

Reading Non-Fiction Across South Africa’s Unfinished Transition

Reading Non-Fiction Across South Africa’s Unfinished Transition

Hedley Twidle discusses his publication: Experiments with Truth: Narrative Non-fiction and the Coming of Democracy in South Africa from James Currey African Articulation series. This article was originally published in the African Griot.   Experiments with Truth is a… READ MORE

Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated every October in the UK, highlighting experiences, achievements & contributions that are too often overlooked. At Boydell we are proud to publish books that honour… READ MORE

Sacred Queer Stories

Sacred Queer Stories

The Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in her widely circulated TEDGlobal talk of 2009 drew attention to what she called ‘the danger of a single story’. Interrogating dominant generalising narratives that reinforce stereotypes about… READ MORE

From Rebels to Rulers

From Rebels to Rulers

From Rebels to Rulers: Writing Legitimacy in the Early Sokoto State, was published this August in James Currey’s Religion in Transforming Africa series.  At its heart, the book explores the connection between writing in Arabic and… READ MORE

African Women in the Atlantic World

African Women in the Atlantic World

African Women in the Atlantic World received an honorable mention for African Studies Review Best Africa-Focused Anthology or Edited Collection, 2019. In this Griot article from Volume 18, the editors… READ MORE

The Story of a Book About a Book

The Story of a Book About a Book

In his second blog post for Proofed, Sabata-mpho Mokae discusses how Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi pays homage to one of Africa’s earliest English novels and how it is seen by many… READ MORE