Africa and the Diaspora: History, Politics, Culture
Africa and the Diaspora presents historical, cultural, and political studies of both Africa and the Diaspora, 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.
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 Editor-in-Chief Nathan MacBrien.
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Health in a Fragile State
Science, Sorcery, and Spirit in the Lower Congo
“This is a highly original work in medical anthropology that, rare to see, uses survey data, timelines, and graphic evidence while combining multiple epistemological approaches. Scholars will be fascinated to read this new disease-based and global health approach from the ever-pioneering John Janzen.”
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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.”
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Illness, Poverty, and Infanticide in Northern Ghana
Spring 2019 (paperback)
Linguistic Borders, Racial Formations, and Diasporic Imaginaries
Cubans in Angola
South-South Cooperation and Transfer of Knowledge, 1976–1991