Women in Africa and the Diaspora
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 Editor-in-Chief Nathan MacBrien.
Slave Trade and Abolition
Gender, Commerce, and Economic Transition in Luanda
“Well researched and organized, this is a major social and economic study on Luanda's past. Oliveira examines new sources and convincingly demonstrates the central role African women played in the social and economic organization of Luanda. Mandatory reading for those interested in urban slavery, slave trade, and African's urban past.”
Holding the World Together
African Women in Changing Perspective
“Stands alone for its comprehensive content and multidisciplinary approach. Readers will appreciate the significant amount of scholarship on and by African women, the evolution of that literature and its dynamic relationship with intellectual currents, and social, economic, and cultural changes on the continent and internationally.
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Women, Dictatorships, and Genderwashing in Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea
Genocide Lives in Us
Women, Memory, and Silence in Rwanda
2015 Honorable Mention, Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize; 2013 Winner, Elliott P. Skinner Book Award; 2013 Finalist, Melville J. Herskovits Award
African and African American Writing on Female Genital Excision, 1960–2000
Fertility, Foreignness, and Regeneration in Eastern Sudan
Gossip, Markets, and Gender
How Dialogue Constructs Moral Value in Post-Socialist Kilimanjaro
2009 Winner, Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize
Muslim Women and the Politics of Agency in Postcolonial Niger
2007 Runner-up, Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize
Tired of Weeping
Mother Love, Child Death, and Poverty in Guinea-Bissau