African Studies

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African Intellectual Heritage

A Book of Sources

edited by Molefi Kete Asante and Abu S. Abarry

This comprehensive volume brings together documents from the richly textured intellectual history of Africa and the diaspora

848 pages | 7 x 10


The African Transformation of Western Medicine and the Dynamics of Global Cultural Exchange

David Baronov

How Western medicine has transformed—and been transformed by—African culture

264 pages | 6 x 9


Africana Studies

Theoretical Futures

Edited by Grant Farred

A provocative collection committed to keeping the dynamism of the Africana Studies discipline alive

192 pages | 6 x 9


Afro-Caribbean Religions

An Introduction to Their Historical, Cultural, and Sacred Traditions

Nathanial Samuel Murrell

A comprehensive introduction to the Caribbean’s African-based religions

440 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 9 halftones, 4 maps


The Afrocentric Idea

Revised and Expanded Edition

Molefi Kete Asante

Asante's spirited engagement with culture warriors, neocons, and postmodernists updates this classic

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.2


The Beat of My Drum

An Autobiography

Babatunde Olatunji and Robert Atkinson

The story of how Drums of Passion introduced Americans to West African music

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 halftones


Black Theatre

Ritual Performance in the African Diaspora

edited by Paul Carter Harrison, Victor Leo Walker II and Gus Edwards

An insider's view of Black theatres of the world and how they reflect their culture, concerns, and history

432 pages | 7 x 10 | 1 table


Black Venus 2010

They Called Her "Hottentot"

Edited by Deborah Willis

Analyzing contemporaneous and contemporary works that re-imagine the “Hottentot Venus”

288 pages | 7 x 10 | 42 duotones


The Dance of Politics

Gender, Performance, and Democratization in Malawi

Lisa Gilman

How gender and class intersect in Malawi through women's roles as political praise performers

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 maps 2 figures 10 halftones


An Essay on African Philosophical Thought

The Akan Conceptual Scheme

Kwame Gyekye

African philosopher Gyekye defines the main principles of a distinct African philosophy

296 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 figures


Exploiting the Wilderness

An Analysis of Wildlife Crime

Greg L. Warchol

A contemporary criminological analysis of the African and Asian illegal trade in wildlife

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 16 halftones, 2 maps



The Life and Times of an African Musical Icon

Michael E. Veal

A profile of the outspoken Nigerian musician who popularized Afropop

352 pages | 7 x 10 | 33 halftones


Health and Health Care In Developing Countries

Sociological Perspectives

Edited by Peter Conrad and Eugene B. Gallagher

Sociological perspectives are applied to medical issues

336 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 tables, 3 figures


History from South Africa

Alternative Visions and Practices

edited by Joshua Brown, Patrick Manning, Karin Shapiro and Jon Wiener

Articles from a special issue of the Radical History Review that map the development of interpretations of the South African past and depart radically from the official history

467 pages


Hope Is Cut

Youth, Unemployment, and the Future in Urban Ethiopia

Daniel Mains

A detailed look at young men in urban Ethiopia that reveals the impact of economic development and globalization

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 maps