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  1. Adar, G.K., Apuuli, P.K., Lando, L.A., PLO-Lumumba and Masabo, J. (eds). 2020. Popular Participation in the Integration of the East African Community. London, UK: Lexington Books. 381 pp.
  2. Anderson, Richard & Lovejoy, Henry (eds). 2020. Liberated African and the Abolition of the Slave Trade, 1807-1896. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press. 452 pp.
  3. Ba, Oumar. 2020. States of Justice: The Politics of the International Criminal Court. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. 185 pp.
  4. Bahre, Erik. 2020. Ironies of Solidarity: Insurance and Financialization of Kinship in South Africa. London, UK: Zed Book. 216 pp.
  5. Berliner, F. Paul. 2020. The Art of Mbira: Musical Inheritance and Legacy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 593 pp.
  6. Berridge, W.J. 2017. Hasan al-Turabi: Islamist Politics and Democracy in Sudan. New York, N.Y.: Cambridge University Press. 340 pp.
  7. Blier, Preston Susanne. 2019. Picasso’s Demoiselles: The Untold Origins of a Modern Masterpiece. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press. 448 pp.
  8. Brandt, Nicola. 2020. Landscapes between Then and Now: Recent Histories in Southern African Photography, Performance and Video Art. London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing. 258 pp.
  9. Corey-Boulet, Robbie. 2019. Love Falls on Us: A Story of American ideas and African LGBT Lives. London, UK: Zed Books. 307 pp.
  10. Diagne, B. Souleymane and Amselle, Jean-Loup. 2020. In Search of Africa(s). Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. 184 pp.
  11. Dosekun, Simidele. 2020. Fashioning Postfeminism: Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 194 pp.
  12. Evans, Laura. 2019. Survival in the Dumping Grounds: A Social History of Apartheid Relocation. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Publishers. 302 pp.
  13. Gheit, A. Ahmed. 2020. Egypt’s Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis: My Testimony. Cairo, Egypt: The American University in Cairo Press. 461 pp.
  14. Gilhus, Sælid Ingvild , Tsakos, Alexandos and Wright, Camila Marta. 2019. The Archangel Micheal in Africa: History, Cult and Persona. London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing. 246 pp.
  15. Grob, Ulrike. 2020. Dance in West Africa: Analysis and description in relation to aspects and communication theory. Munster: Internationale Hochschulschriften, vol. 673, 176pp.
  16. Johnston, Alexander. 2020. In the Shadow of Mandela: Political leadership in South Africa. I. B Tauris Publishers. 369 pp.
  17. Kohler, Florian. 2020. Space, Place and Identity: Wodaabe of Niger in the 21st Century. New York: Berghan Books. 228 pp.
  18. Marks, A. Stuart. 2020. Life as a Hunt: Thresholds of Identities and Illusions on an African Landscape. New York: Berghahn Books. 477 pp.
  19. Massocki, M. Massocki. 2020. The Pride of an African Migrant: in remembrance of Jimmy Mubenga, a martyr of Globalization, murdered by the UK Border Regime on a British Airways Flight to Angola. Pierced Rock Press. 177 pp.
  20. Muhonja, B. Besi. 2020. Radical Utu: Critical Ideas and Ideals of Wangari Muta Maathai. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 148 pp.
  21. Perman, Tony. 2020. Signs of the Spirit: Music and the Experience of Meaning in Ndau Ceremonial Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 262 pp.
  22. Piot, Charles. 2019. The Fixer: Visa Lottery Chronicles. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press. 224 pp.
  23. Pierpaolo, Di Carlo and Jeff Good (eds). 2020. African Multilingualism: Rural Linguistics and Cultural Diversity. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. 268 pp.
  24. Reynolds, Pamela. 2019. The Uncaring, Intricate World: A Field Diary, Zambezi Valley, 1984-1985. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press. 208 pp.
  25. Schaefer, P. Ronald & Egbokhare, O. Francis. 2019. Class Marking in Emai: Retention, Reduction and Transformation of Inflectional Resources. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. 281 pp.
  26. Shain, M. Richards. 2018. Roots in Reverse: Senegalese, Afro-Cuban Music and Tropical Cosmopolitanism. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press. 210 pp.
  27. Springborg, Robert. 2020. Political Economies of the Middle East & North Africa. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. 242 pp.
  28. Thackway, Melissa and Teno, Jean-Marie. 2020. Reel Resistance: The Cinema of Jean-Marie Teno. Rochester, N.Y.: Boydell & Brewer Inc. 229 pp.
  29. Thakur, Vincent and Peter Vale. 2020. South Africa, Race and the Making of International Relations. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. 184pp.
  30. Wehrey, F and Boukhars, A. 2019. Salafism in the Maghreb: Politics, Piety, and Militancy. Oxford, Uk: Oxford University Press. 227 pp.
  31. Willan, Brian. 2019. Sol Plaatje: A life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje, 1876-1932. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia Press. 770 pp.