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Women in Africa and the Diaspora

Stanlie James and Aili Mari Tripp, Series Editors

Advisory Board, Women in Africa: Sylvia Tamale, Nkiru Nzegwu, Nancy Hunt, Dorothy Hodgson, Amina Mama, and Filomina Steady

Advisory Board, African Women in the Diaspora: Carol Boyce Davies, Barbara Ransby, Bonnie Thornton Dill, Freida High Tesfagiorgis, and Lynn Bolles

The University of Wisconsin Press invites submissions of innovative book-length manuscripts to its book series on Women in Africa and the Diaspora, including women of African descent in the Americas. We invite manuscripts based on original research concerning women as political, economic, cultural, and religious actors. We especially welcome interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work that addresses questions and debates of broad theoretical, empirical, and methodological significance. Submissions that demonstrate the comparative implications of African and diasporic women’s experiences both across and beyond the continent are encouraged.

The Press is especially interested in topics such as women/gender and politics, religion, sexuality, law, human rights, health, the family, the environment, conflict resolution, race and ethnicity, women’s movements, feminism, and globalization. We are also soliciting manuscripts on women and authority, women as political and spiritual leaders, women’s knowledge and ways of knowing, and women healers. We are particularly interested in books on historic and contemporary transnational linkages between African American women and African women in the Diaspora more generally. Manuscripts on literature and popular culture, representation and identity construction, as well as autobiographies and biographies are also welcome.

Selection of manuscripts is based on the significance of the topic, quality of scholarship, clarity and style of presentation, and marketability.

Please send all inquiries to UW Press Editorial Director Gwen Walker.

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I Am Evelyn Amony

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I Am Evelyn Amony
Reclaiming My Life from the Lord’s Resistance Army
Evelyn Amony
Edited with an introduction by Erin Baines

More than 60,000 children were abducted in east and central Africa in the 1990s by the violent rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army and its notorious commander Joseph Kony. Evelyn Amony was one of them.

 

Gendering Ethnicity in African Women’s Lives

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Gendering Ethnicity in African Women’s Lives
Edited by Jan Bender Shetler

“For the historian, these musings on sources, memory, and historiographic silences provide a highly stimulating invitation to rethink our approach to the history of identity in Africa. A very fine historically nuanced collection.”
—Barbara M. Cooper, Rutgers University

 

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