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ASR Book Reviews

African Studies Review is looking for interested members of the scholarly community to review books for forthcoming issues of the journal. Please review the list below and fill out the form to express your interest.

ASR Book Reviewer Interest Form

Please use this form to express your interest in writing a book review for African Studies Review based on the available book list below. If a book is not listed that you are interested in reviewing, please reach out to ASR’s managing editor at managingeditor@africanstudiesreview.org. Please note: A submission of your interest does not guarantee your selection.

  • If there is more than one book on the list you’re interested in reviewing please let us know. If your first choice is no longer available, we’d love to consider you for another review.

Available Titles for Review

#FeesMustFall and Its Aftermath: Violence, Wellbeing and the Student Movement in South Africa
A Man Among Other Men: The Crisis of Black Masculinity in Racial Capitalism
Africa Cinema in a Global Age
Afrofuturisms: Ecology, Humanity, and Francophone Cultural Expressions
Ageing with Smartphones in Uganda: Togetherness in the Dotcom Age
Apartheid’s Leviathan: Electricity and the Power of Technological Ambivalence
Architecture of Migration: The Dadaab Refugee Camps and Humanitarian Settlement 
Continuous Pasts: Frictions of Memory in Postcolonial Africa
Culture and Liberation: Exile Writings, 1966–1985
Digital Citizenship in Africa: Technologies of Agency and Repression
Electoral Politics, Laws and Ethnicity in Africa
Envisioning African Intersex: Challenging Colonial and Racist Legacies in South African Medicine
Epistemic Justice and the Postcolonial University
Equals in Learning and Piety: Muslim Women Scholars in Nigeria and North America
Ethnographies of Power: Working Radical Concepts with Gillian Hart
Experiencing WS: The Making of an Artist Scholar
Explaining Successes in Africa: Things Don’t Always Fall Apart
From Migrants to Refugees: The Politics of Aid along the Tanzania-Rwanda Border
Fugitive, Where Are You Running?
Human Trafficking in South Africa
I CANNOT WRITE MY LIFE: Islam, Arabic, and Slavery in Omar ibn Said’s America 
Insignificant Things: Amulets and the Art of Survival in the Early Black Atlantic
Integrating Strangers: Sherbro Identity and The Politics of Reciprocity along the Sierra Leonean Coast
Kingdom Come: The Politics of Faith and Freedom in Segregationist South Africa and Beyond
Labour Struggles in Southern Africa, 1919–1949: New Perspectives on the Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union
Mediating Violence from Africa: Francophone Literature, Film, and Testimony after the Cold War
MUSIQUE ET JEUX – La lutte sippiro au village mauritanien de Djéwol
Navigating Womanhood in Contemporary Botswana 
Networked Poetics: The Digital Turn in Southern African Poetry
Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in South Africa: The National Peace Accord, 1991-1994
Policy and Practice in Rural Tanzania. Grazing, Fishing and Farming at the Local-Global Interface
Ransoming Prisoners in Precolonial Muslim Western Africa 
Remembering African Labor Migration to the Second World: Socialist Mobilities between Angola, Mozambique, and East Germany
Residual Governance: How South Africa Foretells Planetary Futures 
Richard Green in South African Film: Forging Creative New Directions
Riotous Deathscapes
South Africa’s Struggle for Independent Education: The African Methodist Episcopal Church and the History of the Wilberforce Institute
Space and Time in African Cinema and Cine-scapes:
Spirit Wives and Church Mothers: Marriage, Survival, and Healing in Central Mozambique
The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights Volume 1: Political, Intellectual & Cultural Origins
The Center Cannot Hold: Decolonial Possibility in the Collapse of a Tanzanian NGO
The Handbook of African Intelligence Cultures 
The Ideological Scramble for Africa: How the Pursuit of Anticolonial Modernity Shaped a Postcolonial Order, 1945–1966
The Politics of Time: Imagining African Becomings
The Scent of the Father: Essay on the Limits of Life and Science in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Texture of Dissent: Defiant Public Intellectuals in South Africa
Things of the House: Material Culture and Migration from Post-Colonial Mozambique to Portugal
To Save Heaven and Earth: Rescue in the Rwandan Genocide
To Write the Africa World
Transforming Vòdún 
Undoing Apartheid
Unruly Ideas: A History of Kitawala in Congo
W. E. B. Du Bois’ Africa: Scrambling for a New Africa
Wealth, Land, and Property in Angola: A History of Dispossession, Slavery, and Inequality
Writing on the Soil: Land and Landscape in Literature from Eastern and Southern Africa