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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. Adernito, S. 2018. Guns and Society in Colonial Nigeria: Firearms, Culture and Public Order. Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press.  300 pp.
  3. Ahlman, J. S. 2017.  Living With Nkrumahism : Nation, State and Pan-Africanism in Ghana. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 305 pp.
  4. Amtaika, A. (ed.) 2017. Culture, Democracy and Development in Africa.  Austin, Texas: Pan-African University Press. 483 pp.
  5. Amtaika, A. (ed.) 2017. Socio-Economic Development in Africa: Challenges and Dimensions. Austin, Texas: Pan-African University Press. 461 pp.
  6. Archambault, Julie Soleil. 2017. Mobile Secrets: Youth, Intimacy, and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 183 pp.
  7. 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.
  8. Baptista, João Afonso. 2017. The Good Holiday: Development, Tourism and the Politics of Benevolence in Mozambique.New York and Oxford: Berhahn Books.280 pp.
  9. Barbash, Ilisa. 2017. Where the Roads all End: Photograpy and Anthropology in the Kalahari. Cambridge: Peabody Museum Press. 302 pp.
  10. Bedasse, Monique A. 2017. Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the age of Decolonization. University of North Carolina Press. 254 pp.
  11. Berman,Nina. 2017. Germans on the Kenyan Coast: Land, Charity and Romance. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. 268 pp.
  12. Bjork, Stephanie R. 2017. Somalis Abroad: Clan and Everyday Life in Finland. Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield: University of Illinois Press. 196 pp.
  13. Brennan, V.L. 2018. Singing Yoruba Christianity: Music, Media, and Morality. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. 210 pp.
  14. Bruner, J. 2017. Living Salvation in the East African Revival Uganda. Rochester, New York: University of Rochester Press.  191pp.
  15. Butler, J. 2017. Crackdock: How Segregation and Apartheid Came To A South African Town. University of Virginia Press.  243 pp.
  16. Carotenuto, M. Katherine Luongo.2016. Obama and Kenya: Contested Histories and Politics of Belonging. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 240 pp.
  17. 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.
  18. Copnall, James. 2017. A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan’s Bitter and Incomplete Divorce. London: Hurst. 317 pp.
  19. Da Silva, Daniel B. Domingues. 2017. The Atlantic Slave Trade from West Central Africa 1780-1867. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 231 pp.
  20. Davis G.N. (ed.) 2017. Aime Cesaire: Journal of a Homecoming/ Cahier D’un Retour Au Pays Natal. Duke University Press.  304 pp.
  21. Derrick, J. 2018.  Africa Empire and Fleet Street: Albert Cartwright and ‘West Africa Magazine. New York: Oxford University Press.357 pp.
  22. Demotts, R. 2017. The Challenges of Transfrontier Conservation in Southern Africa: The Park Came After Us. Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books . 180 pp.
  23. 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.
  24. Dionne, K. Y. 2018.  Doomed Interventions : The Failure of Global Responses to AIDS in Africa. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 196 pp.
  25. Dwyer, M. 2017. Soldiers in Revolt: Army Mutinies in Africa. New York: Oxford University Press. 237 pp..
  26. Fardon, Richard & La Rouge Senga. 2017. Learning from the curse: Sembene’s Xala. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd. 133 pp.
  27. Filippelo, Marcus.2017. The Nature of the Path: Reading A West African Road.Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.217 pp.
  28. Gallagher, Julia (ed.). 2017. Images of Africa: Creation, Negotiation and Subversion. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. 203 pp.
  29. Gegout, C. 2017. Why Europe Intervenes in Africa : Security, Prestige and the Legacy of Colonialism.  New York: Oxford University Press. 400 pp.
  30. Getz. T. R.2018.  A Primer for Teaching African History: Ten Design Principles. Duke University Press. 171 pp.
  31. Giliomee, H. 2017. Hermann Giliomee Historian: An Autobiography. University of Virginia Press.  344 pp.
  32. Graf, A. and Hashim A. (eds.) 2017. African-Asian Encounters : New Cooperations and New Dependencies. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 245 pp.
  33. 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.
  34. Gore, Christopher D .2017. Electricity in Africa: The Politics of Transformation in Uganda . James Currey. 186 pp. 
  35. Hibou, Béatrice, Boris Samuel and Laurent Fourchard (eds.). 2017. Dakar: Amalion Publishing. 191 pp.
  36. Hinga, Mbaria T. 2017. African Christian Feminist: The Enduring Search For What Matters. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 244 pp.
  37. Huggins, Chris. 2017. Agricultural Reform in Rwanda:Authoritarianism, Markets and Zones of Governance. London, UK: Zed Books. 241 pp..
  38. Iheka, C. 2018. Naturalizing Africa: Ecological Violence, Agency and Postcolonial Resistance in African Literature. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 211 pp.
  39. Iliffe, John. 2017. Africans: The History of a Continent Third Edition. New York, USA ; Cambridge University Press. 402 pp..
  40. Katongole, E. 2017.The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for a new creation in Africa. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 189 pp
  41. Lee, Ching K. 2017. The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor, and Foreign Investment in Africa. London, University of Chicago Press.  209 pp.
  42. 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
  43. MacEachern, S. 2018. Searching for Boko Haram: A history of Violence in Central Africa. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 233 pp.
  44. 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.
  45. 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
  46. McKay, R. 2018. Medicine In The Meantime: The Work of Care in Mozambique.  Duke University Press. 241 pp..
  47. Morgan, E.C. 2018. “The Sino-African Partnership: A Geopolitical Economy Approach” New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing Inc. 246 pp.
  48. Myhre, K. C. 2018. Returning Life : Language, Life Force and History in Kilimanjaro. Berghahn  Books. 319 pp.
  49. Murilo, B. 2017.Market Encounters: Consumer Cultures in Twentieth-Century Ghana. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press. 232 pp.
  50. Mustapha, A. R. & Ehrhardt (eds.) 2018. Creed & Grievance: Muslim-Christina Relations & Conflict Resolution in Northern Nigeria. Rochester, NY:  James Curry.  364 pp.
  51. Newitt, M. 2017. A Short History of Mozambique . New York, United States:  Oxford University Press. 254 pp.
  52. Northrup, D.2017. Seven Myths of Africa in World History. Indianapolis, Indiana : Hackett publishing Company Inc. 162 pp..
  53. Nwakanma, O. 2017.Christopher Okigbo: Thirsting for Sunlight. Rochester, New York: James Currey 276 pp.
  54. O’Fahey, R.S. 2017. Darfur and The British. New York: Oxford University Press. 347 pp.
  55. 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.
  56. Olaniyan, T. 2017. State and Culture in Postcolonial Africa. Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press. 323 pp.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. Palmer, I. Moodley N. & Parnell S. 2017. Building A Capable State: Service Delivery in Post-Apartheid South Africa. London, UK: Zed Books. 303 pp.
  60. Parker, G.(ed.) 2017. South Africa, Greece, Rome: Classical Confrontations. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 543 pp.
  61. Roschenthaler, U. & Jedlowski, A. (eds.) 2017. Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America: Economic Networks and Cultural Interactions. London, UK:  Zed Books.
  62. Simms-Green, L.B. 2017. Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.  248 pp.
  63. 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.
  64. Trefon, T. & Kabuyaya N.2018.  Goma: Stories of Strenth and Sorrow from Eastern Congo. London, UK: Zed Books. 230 pp..
  65. Ugor, Paul. Nollywood: Popular Culture and Narratives of Youth Struggles in Nigeria. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 174 pp.
  66. Urdang, S. J. 2017. Mapping My Way Home: Activism, Nostalgia and the Downfall of Apartheid South Africa.  Monthly Review Press. 304 pp.
  67. Volpi, Frédéric. 2017. Revolution and Authoritarianism in North Africa. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 232 pp.
  68. Walls, A, F. 2017. Crossing Cultural Frontiers : Studies in the History of World Christianity. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 284 pp..
  69. Willis, J. T. 2018. Masquerading Politics: Kinship, Gender, and Ethnicity in a Yoruba Town. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. 198 pp.
  70. Young, Hershini Bhana. 2017. Illegible Will: Coercive Spectacles of Labor in South Africa and the Diaspora. Duke University Press. 270 pp.
  71. 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.
  72. Yousef, Adam. 2017. Europe’s Relations with North Africa: Politics, Economics and Security. London and New York: I.B.Tauris. 315 pp.