Category: African Studies

Walking in Encroached Pastoral Landscapes

Walking in Encroached Pastoral Landscapes

Pokot Pastoralism: Environmental Change and Socio-Economic Transformation in North-West Kenya by Hauke-Peter Vehrs is the first book in Future Rural Africa, a new series from James Currey. Dr Vehrs shares… READ MORE

Red Road to Freedom

Red Road to Freedom

We are delighted to share a recent interview with Tom Lodge where he discusses his book Red Road to Freedom: A History of the South African Communist Party 1921 –… READ MORE

Decolonizing African Studies

Decolonizing African Studies

Decolonizing African Studies answers a variety of questions: How can African Studies be Decolonized? In what ways are current scholarships responding to ideas around decoloniality? How is the academy responding… READ MORE

Namib

Namib

How do people survive under the most extreme conditions, such as in the polar regions or the most remote deserts on Earth? Readers and television viewers can ponder this question… READ MORE

Sheng

Sheng

Coming in paperback next year, Sheng: Rise of a Kenyan Swahili Vernacular by Chege Githiora is “[A] major contribution to the study of (urban) multilingualism, the dynamic nature of language,… READ MORE

Writing Spatiality in West Africa

Writing Spatiality in West Africa

Winner of the 2020 ALA Book of the Year Award – Scholarship Writing Spatiality in West Africa examines the ways in which space and spatial structures have been constituted, contested and re-imagined… READ MORE

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

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