Africa and the Diaspora: History, Politics, Culture
We invite submission of proposals and manuscripts of innovative work based on original research, critical reviews and syntheses of a field or area, and texts or critical anthologies designed for classroom use. We welcome interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work that addresses questions and debates of broad theoretical, empirical, methodological, and comparative significance in Africa and the Diaspora. We are also interested in co-publishing with European and African publishers and in translations of original works in French and other languages.
We are especially interested in works focusing on precolonial, colonial, and contemporary history; political history and politics; oral traditions and literature; anthropological approaches to contemporary problems and issues; and historical and cultural studies of Africans in the Diaspora.
Please send all inquiries to Thomas Spear and UW Press Director Dennis Lloyd.
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Kongo in the Age of Empire, 1860–1913
The Breakdown of a Moral Order
“Exhaustively documented and carefully argued, this is a Kongo-centered view of how the country entered into the Portuguese domains, but also how its elite guided that entrance with their own agenda. An insightful view of the onset of colonialism in Central Africa.”
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Illness, Poverty, and Infanticide in Northern Ghana
“A brilliant, sensitive, and moving book about the heartbreaking phenomenon of infanticide. This is a book to be taken seriously by hospital personnel, public health policymakers, NGO workers, and anyone interested in the fate of the world's most vulnerable young children.”
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Cubans in Angola
South-South Cooperation and Transfer of Knowledge, 1976–1991