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 UW Press Director Dennis Lloyd.
The Politics and Practice of Kenya’s HIV-Prevention NGOs
“In vivid detail, Hershey provides the rare, truly nuanced view of development interventions. She argues that small, local NGOs can be successful emissaries of HIV/AIDS programming, even while they fail to achieve the true participatory development for which such NGOs are most lauded. A must-read for researchers interested in the on-the-ground politics of development program implementation.”
Illness, Poverty, and Infanticide in Northern Ghana
“Although his book is based on a small community, the nuance with which Denham treats ‘infanticide’ contributes broadly to medical anthropology, childhood studies, and religious studies.”
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Linguistic Borders, Racial Formations, and Diasporic Imaginaries
Cubans in Angola
South-South Cooperation and Transfer of Knowledge, 1976–1991