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  1. Abdullah, I. and Rashid I. 2017. Understanding West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic: Towards a Political Economy. London, UK: Zed Books. 322 pp.
  2. Adebajo, Adekeye. 2016. Thabo Mbeki. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 187 pp.
  3. Adebanwi, Wale (ed.). 2017. The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa: Beyond the Margins. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: James Currey. 364 pp.
  4. Ahlman, J. S. 2017.  Living With Nkrumahism : Nation, State and Pan-Africanism in Ghana. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 305 pp.
  5. Akhtar, Iqbal. 2016. The Khoja of Tanzania: Discontinuities of a Postcolonial Religious Identity. Leiden and Boston: Brill Publishers. 226 pp.
  6. Amtaika, A. (ed.) 2017. Culture, Democracy and Development in Africa.  Austin, Texas: Pan-African University Press. 483 pp.
  7. Amtaika, A. (ed.) 2017. Socio-Economic Development in Africa: Challenges and Dimensions. Austin, Texas: Pan-African University Press. 461 pp.
  8. Archambault, Julie Soleil. 2017. Mobile Secrets: Youth, Intimacy, and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 183 pp.
  9. Ballatine, C., Chapman M., Erwin K. & Mare Gerhard (eds.)2017. Living Together, Living Apart? Social Cohesion in Future South Africa. Pietermaritzburg, South Africa ; University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Press. 197 pp.
  10. Ball, Jeremy. 2015. Angola’s Colossal Lie: Forced Labor on a Sugar Plantation, 1913-1977. Leiden and Boston: Brill Publishers. 199 pp.
  11. Baptista, João Afonso. 2017. The Good Holiday: Development, Tourism and the Politics of Benevolence in Mozambique.New York and Oxford: Berhahn Books.280 pp.
  12. Barbash, Ilisa. 2017. Where the Roads all End: Photograpy and Anthropology in the Kalahari. Cambridge: Peabody Museum Press. 302 pp.
  13. Bedasse, Monique A. 2017. Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the age of Decolonization. University of North Carolina Press. 254 pp.
  14. Berman,Nina. 2017. Germans on the Kenyan Coast: Land, Charity and Romance. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. 268 pp.
  15. Bickford-Smith, Vivian. 2016. The Emergence of the South African Metropolis: Cities and Identities in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 340 pp.
  16. Birmingham, David. 2015. A Short History of Modern Angola. New York: Oxford University Press. 159 pp.
  17. Bjork, Stephanie R. 2017. Somalis Abroad: Clan and Everyday Life in Finland. Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield: University of Illinois Press. 196 pp.
  18. Boje, John. 2015. An Imperfect Occupation: Enduring the South African War. Urbana, Chicago and Springfield: University of Illinois Press. 243 pp.
  19. Bruner, J. 2017. Living Salvation in the East African Revival Uganda. Rochester, New York: University of Rochester Press.  191pp.
  20. Bruzzi, S. 2018. Islam and Gender in Colonial Northeast Africa: Sitti ‘Alawiyya, the Uncrowned Queen. Boston: Brill. 252 pp.
  21. Burton, M.I. 2016. Ohio Short Stories of Africa: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 158 pp.
  22. Butler, J. 2017. Crackdock: How Segregation and Apartheid Came To A South African Town. University of Virginia Press.  243 pp.
  23. Cakaj, Ledio. 2016.When the Walking Defeats You: One Man’s Journey as Joseph Kony’s Bodyguard.London: Zed Books Ltd. 402 pp.
  24. Cann, John P. 2016. The Fuzileiros: Portuguese Marines in Africa 1961-1974.Solihull, West Midlands, England: Helion & Company, Ltd. 64 pp.
  25. Carotenuto, M. Katherine Luongo.2016. Obama and Kenya: Contested Histories and Politics of Belonging. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 240 pp.
  26. Carrier, Neil.2016. Little Mogadishu: Eastleigh, Nairobi’s Global Somali Hub. New York: Oxford University Press.313 pp.
  27. Chabal, Patrick & Toby Green. 2016. Guinea- Bissau: Micro-State to Narco-State. London: C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd. 290 pp.
  28. Cheney, E. Kristen. 2017.Crying for our Elders :African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS. London: University of Chicago Press Ltd. 239 pp.
  29. Copnall, James. 2017. A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan’s Bitter and Incomplete Divorce. London: Hurst. 317 pp.
  30. Da Silva, Daniel B. Domingues. 2017. The Atlantic Slave Trade from West Central Africa 1780-1867. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 231 pp.
  31. Davidson Joanna. 2016. Sacred Rice: An Ethnography of Identity, Environment and Development in Rural West Africa. New York, Oxford. Oxford University Press. 249 pp.
  32. Davis G.N. (ed.) 2017. Aime Cesaire: Journal of a Homecoming/ Cahier D’un Retour Au Pays Natal. Duke University Press.  304 pp.
  33. Demotts, R. 2017. The Challenges of Transfrontier Conservation in Southern Africa: The Park Came After Us. Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books . 180 pp.
  34. Dewulf, Jeroen. 2017. The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo: The Forgotten History of America’s Dutch-Owned Slaves. University Press of  Mississippi.281 pp.
  35. Dionne, K. Y. 2018.  Doomed Interventions : The Failure of Global Responses to AIDS in Africa. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 196 pp.
  36. Domingos, N. 2017. Football and Colonialism : Body and Popular in Urban Mozambique. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press.325 pp.
  37. Dwyer, M. 2017. Soldiers in Revolt: Army Mutinies in Africa. New York: Oxford University Press. 237 pp.
  38. Echtler, Magnus and Asonzeh Ukah, eds. 2016. Bourdiue in Africa: Exploring the Dynamics of Religious Fields. Leiden: Brill Books.  274 pp.
  39. Ephirim-Donkor, Anthony. 2015. The Making of an African King: Patrilineal and Matrilineal Struggle among the Awutu (Effutu) of Ghana. Lanham: University Press of America, Inc. 275 pp.
  40. Falola, Toyin & Akinyemi Akitunde (eds.) 2017. Culture and Customs of the Yoruba.Austin, Texas: Pan-African University Press. 1040 pp.
  41. Fardon, Richard & La Rouge Senga. 2017. Learning from the curse: Sembene’s Xala. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd. 133 pp.
  42. Filippelo, Marcus.2017. The Nature of the Path: Reading A West African Road.Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.217 pp.
  43. Fleisch, Axel and Rhiannon Stephens. 2016. Doing Conceptual History in Africa. New York: Berghahn Books. 243 pp.
  44. Fraiture, Pierre-Philippe, Daniel Orrells (eds) . 2016. The Mudimbe Reader. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. 239 pp.
  45. Gallagher, Julia (ed.). 2017. Images of Africa: Creation, Negotiation and Subversion. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. 203 pp.
  46. Gegout, C. 2017. Why Europe Intervenes in Africa : Security, Prestige and the Legacy of Colonialism.  New York: Oxford University Press. 400 pp.
  47. Giliomee, H. 2017. Hermann Giliomee Historian: An Autobiography. University of Virginia Press.  344 pp.
  48. Gill, Peter. 2016. Today We Drop Bombs, Tomorrow We Build Bridges. London: Zed Books. 310 pp.
  49. Graf, A. and Hashim A. (eds.) 2017. African-Asian Encounters : New Cooperations and New Dependencies. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 245 pp.
  50. Gomez, M.A. 2018. African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa. Princeton, New Jersey:  Pinceton University Press. 505 pp.
  51. Gore, Christopher D .2017. Electricity in Africa: The Politics of Transformation in Uganda . James Currey. 186 pp. 
  52. Hannaford, Dinah. 2017. Marriage Without Borders: Transnational Spouses in Neoliberal Senegal. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 167 pp.
  53. Hargrove, Jarvis L. 2015. The Political Economy of the Interior Gold Coast: The Asante and the Era of Legitimate Trading, 1807-1875. Lanham: Lexington Books. 215 pp.
  54. Hibou, Béatrice, Boris Samuel and Laurent Fourchard (eds.). 2017. Dakar: Amalion Publishing. 191 pp.
  55. Hinga, Mbaria T. 2017. African Christian Feminist: The Enduring Search For What Matters. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 244 pp.
  56. Hirson, Denis, ed. 2015. In the Heat of Shadows: South African Poetry 1996-2013. Grahamstown, South Africa: Deep South.
  57. Hoffman, D. 2017. Monrovia Modern: Urban Form and Political Imagination in Liberia. Duke University Press. 205 pp.
  58. Huggins, Chris. 2017. Agricultural Reform in Rwanda:Authoritarianism, Markets and Zones of Governance. London, UK: Zed Books. 241 pp.
  59. Huttenbach, Laura Lee P. 2015. The Boy is Gone: Conversations with a Mau Mau General. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 256 pp.
  60. Iheka, C. 2018. Naturalizing Africa: Ecological Violence, Agency and Postcolonial Resistance in African Literature. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 211 pp.
  61. Iliffe, John. 2017. Africans: The History of a Continent Third Edition. New York, USA ; Cambridge University Press. 402 pp.
  62. Isòla. Akínwùmí. 2016. Treasury of Childhood Memories. Trans. Pamela J. Olubunmi Smith. Austin, TX: Pan-African University Press. 192 pp.
  63. Iyioha, Irehobhude O. and Remigus N. Nwabueze, eds. 2015. Comparative Health Law and Policy: Critical Perspectives on Nigerian and Global Health Law. Farnham, Surrey, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate. 336 pp.
  64. Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, Matt D. Childs, James Sidbury (eds.). 2013.The Black Urban Atlantic in the Age of Slave Trade. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 371 pp.
  65. Katongole, E. 2017.The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for a new creation in Africa. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 189 pp
  66. Kjerland, Kirsten Alsaker and Bjorn Enge Bertelsen (eds.). 2015. Navigating Colonial Orders: Norwegian Entrepreneurship in Africa and Oceania. Berghahn Books: New York and Oxford. 395 pp.
  67. Kominko, Maja, ed. 2015. From Dust to Digital: Ten Years of the Endangered Archives Programme. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers. 759 pp.
  68. Kramon E.2018. Money for Votes: The Causes and Consequences of Electoral Clientelism in Africa. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 231 pp.
  69. Kyker, Jennifer W.2016. Oliver Mtukudzi: Living Tuku Music in Zimbabwe.Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. 290 pp.
  70. Lee, Ching K. 2017. The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor, and Foreign Investment in Africa. London, University of Chicago Press.  209 pp.
  71. Leigh, Lamin and Ali Mansoor (eds.). 2016. Africa on the Move: Unlocking the Potential of Small Middle-Income State Washington, DC: international Monetary Fund. 170 pp.
  72. Lis, Daniel, William F.S. Miles and Tudor Parfitt (eds).2016. In the Shadows of Moses: New Jewish Movements in Africa and the Diaspora. Los Angeles, California: African Academic Press
  73. Lombard, Louisa. 2016. State of Rebellion: Violence and Intervention in Central African Republic. London: Zed Books. 287 pp.
  74. Longair, Sarah. 2015. Cracks in the Dome: Fractured Histories of Empire in the Zanzibar Museum, 1897-1964. Burlington VT: Ashgate Publishing Company
  75. Lorway, Robert. 2015. Namibia’s Rainbow Project: Gay Rights in an African Nation. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 155 pp.
  76. MacArthur, Julie. 2016. Cartography and the Political Imagination: Mapping Community in Colonial Kenya. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 340 pp.
  77. MacEachern, S. 2018. Searching for Boko Haram: A history of Violence in Central Africa. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 233 pp.
  78. Magaziner, Daniel. 2016.The Art of Life in South Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press. 377 pp.
  79. Markle, Seth M. A Motorycle on Hell Run: Tanzania, Black Power, and the Uncertain Future of Pan-Africanism 1964-1974. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press. 265 pp.
  80. Massamba, R. L. 2017. Debunking Myths Around African Talent: Selected historical facts and more recent experiments which offer positive prospects for Africa’s development.  Wandsbeck, South Africa: Reach Publisher’s Services
  81. M’bayo, 2016. Muslim Interpreters in Colonial Senegal, 1850-1920: Mediations of Knowledge and Power in the Lower and Middle Senegal River Valley. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 234 pp.
  82. McKay, R. 2018. Medicine In The Meantime: The Work of Care in Mozambique.  Duke University Press. 241 pp.
  83. Meier, Prita. 2016. Swahili Port Cities: The Architecture of Elsewhere. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 230 pp.
  84. Morgan, E.C. 2018. “The Sino-African Partnership: A Geopolitical Economy Approach” New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing Inc. 246 pp.
  85. Myhre, K. C. 2018. Returning Life : Language, Life Force and History in Kilimanjaro. Berghahn  Books. 319 pp.
  86. Murilo, B. 2017.Market Encounters: Consumer Cultures in Twentieth-Century Ghana. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press. 232 pp.
  87. Mustapha, A. R. & Ehrhardt (eds.) 2018. Creed & Grievance: Muslim-Christina Relations & Conflict Resolution in Northern Nigeria. Rochester, NY:  James Curry.  364 pp.
  88. Myhre, Knut Christian. 2016. Cutting and Connecting: ‘Afrinesian’ Perspective on Networks, Relationality, and Exchange. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books. 162 pp.
  89. Newitt, M. 2017. A Short History of Mozambique . New York, United States:  Oxford University Press. 254 pp.
  90. Northrup, D.2017. Seven Myths of Africa in World History. Indianapolis, Indiana : Hackett publishing Company Inc. 162 pp.
  91. Ntarangwi, Mwenda. 2016. The Street is my Pulpit: Hip Hop and Christianity in Kenya. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 180 pp.
  92. Nwakanma, O. 2017.Christopher Okigbo: Thirsting for Sunlight. Rochester, New York: James Currey 276 pp.
  93. O’Fahey, R.S. 2017. Darfur and The British. New York: Oxford University Press. 347 pp.
  94. Ojo A., Traore K. and Longe O. (eds.) 2018. Africans and Globalization : Linguistic, Literary and Technological Contents and Discontents. Lanham , Maryland:  Lexington Books . 192 pp.
  95. Olaniyan, R.A. & Ifidon E. A. (eds.) 2018. Contemporary Issues in Africa’s Development: Whither the African Renaissance? Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 398 pp.
  96. Olaniyan, T. 2017. State and Culture in Postcolonial Africa. Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press. 323 pp.
  97. Oloka-Onyango, J. 2017. When Courts do Politics: Public Interest Law and Litigation in East Africa. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 358 pp.
  98. Oyebade, Adebayo & Bekele Gashawbeza (eds.). 2017. The Long Struggle :Discourses on Human and Civil Rights in Africa & The African Diaspora. Austin, Texas: Pan-African University Press. 225 pp.
  99. Palmer, I. Moodley N. & Parnell S. 2017. Building A Capable State: Service Delivery in Post-Apartheid South Africa. London, UK: Zed Books. 303 pp.
  100. Parker, G.(ed.) 2017. South Africa, Greece, Rome: Classical Confrontations. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 543 pp.
  101. Pavlakis, Dean. 2015. British Humanitarianism and the Congo Reform Movement, 1896-1913. Farnham and Burlington, VT; Ashgate Publshers. 308 pp.
  102. Posthumus, Bram. 2016. Guinea: Masks, Music and Minerals.C. Hurst and Co. Publishers Ltd. 273 pp.
  103. Prince, Ruth and Hannah Brown. (eds.). 2016. Volunteer Economies: The Politcis and Ethics of Voluntary Labour in Woodbridge, Suffolk and Rochester, NY: James Currey. 270 pp.
  104. Roessler, Philip. 2016. Ethnic Politics and State Power: The Logic of the Coup-Civil War Trap.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 389 pp.
  105. Roschenthaler, U. & Jedlowski, A. (eds.) 2017. Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America: Economic Networks and Cultural Interactions. London, UK:  Zed Books.
  106. Rossi, Benedetta (ed.). 2016. Reconfiguring Slavery: West African Trajectories. 2nd Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. xvii, 237 pp.
  107. Sarr, A. 2016.  Islam, Power and Dependency in the Gambia River Basin: The Politics of Land Control, 1790-1940. Rochester, New York: Rochester University Press. 244 pp.
  108. Scully Pamela. 2016. Ohio Short Histories of Africa: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Athens: Ohio University Press. 128 pp..
  109. Shanguhyia, Martin S. 2015. Population, Tradition, and Environmental Control in Colonial Kenya. Rochester: University of Rochester Press. 323 pp.
  110. Shiino, Wakana, Soichiro Shiraisi, and Tom Ondicho (eds.). 2016. Re-Finding African Local Assets and City Environments: Governance, Research and Reflexivity. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa. 289 pp.
  111. Shutt, Allison K. 2015 Manners Make a Nation: Racial Etiquette in Southern Rhodesia, 1910-1963. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press. 245 pp.
  112. Simms-Green, L.B. 2017. Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.  248 pp.
  113. Sparks, Randy J. 2016. Africans in the Old South: Mapping Exceptional Lives across the Atlantic World. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.  204 pp.
  114. Steytler, Nico and Yash Pal-Ghai (eds.). 2015. Kenyan-South African Dialogue on Devolution. Claremont: Juta and Company (pty) Ltd. 498 pp.
  115. Tabensky, Pedro and Sally Matthews (eds.). 2015. Being at Home: Race, Institutional Culture and Trnsformation at South African Higher Education Institutions. Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. 322 pp.
  116. Takada, Akira. 2015. Narratives on San Ethnicity: The Cultural and Ecological Foundations of Lifeworld among the !Xun of North-Central Namibia. Melbourne: Trans-Pacific Press. 216 pp.
  117. Tesi, Moses K. 2017. Balancing Sovereignty and Development in International Affairs: Cameroon’s Post-Independence Relations with France, Africa and the World. Lanham, Maryland :  Lexington Books. 224 pp.
  118. Trakadas, Athena. 2015. Fish-Salting in the Northwest Maghreb in Antiquity: A Gazetteer of Sites and Resources. Oxford: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd. 159 pp.
  119. Trefon, T. & Kabuyaya N.2018.  Goma: Stories of Strenth and Sorrow from Eastern Congo. London, UK: Zed Books. 230 pp.
  120. Tukur, Mahmud Modibbo. 2016. British Colonisation of Northern Nigeria 1897-1914: A Reinterpretation of Colonial Sources. Dakar: Amalion Publishing. 530 pp.
  121. Twagilimana, Aimable. 2016. Historical Dictionary of Rwanda; Second Edition. Lanham & Boulder: Rowman & Littlefield. 310 pp.
  122. Ugor, Paul. Nollywood: Popular Culture and Narratives of Youth Struggles in Nigeria. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 174 pp.
  123. Urban-Mead, Wendy. 2015. The Gender of Piety: Family, Faith and Colonial Rule in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe. Athens: Ohio University Press. 324 pp.
  124. Urdang, S. J. 2017. Mapping My Way Home: Activism, Nostalgia and the Downfall of Apartheid South Africa.  Monthly Review Press. 304 pp.
  125. Van Dalen, Dorrit. 2016. Doubt, Scholarship and Society in 17th Century Sudanic Africa. Boston: Brill. 317 pp.
  126. Volpi, Frédéric. 2017. Revolution and Authoritarianism in North Africa. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 232 pp.
  127. Walls, A, F. 2017. Crossing Cultural Frontiers : Studies in the History of World Christianity. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 284 pp.
  128. Wamagatta, Evanson N. 2016. Controversial Chiefs in Colonial Kenya: The Untold Story of Senior Chief Waruhiu Wa Kung’u, 1890-1952. Lanham: Lexington Books. 189 pp.
  129. Warner-Lewis, Maureen. 2015. Guinea’s Other Suns: The African Dynamic in Trinidad Culture. Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press. 294 pp.
  130. Watt, Nigel. 2016. Burundi: The Biography of a Small African Country. London: Hurst & Company Publishers. 279 pp.
  131. Werbner, Pnina. 2014. The Making of an African Working Class: Politics, Law, and Cultural Protest in the Manual Workers’ Union of Botswana. London: Pluto Press. 306 pp.
  132. Young, Hershini Bhana. 2017. Illegible Will: Coercive Spectacles of Labor in South Africa and the Diaspora. Duke University Press. 270 pp.
  133. Warchol, G. L. Exploiting the Wilderness: An Analysis of Wildlife Crime. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:  Temple University Press. 188 pp.. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 274 pp.
  134. Yousef, Adam. 2017. Europe’s Relations with North Africa: Politics, Economics and Security. London and New York: I.B.Tauris. 315 pp.