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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. Abidde S.O.2018. Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean : The Case for Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation. Lexington Books. 275 pp.
  3. Adebajo A. 2017. The Eagle and the Springbok: Essays on Nigeria and South Africa. Fanele. 303 pp.
  4. Adebajo A. & Virk K. (eds.) 2018. Foreign Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Security, Diplomacy and Trade. I. B. Tauris. 500 pp.
  5. Amtaika, A. (ed.) 2017. Culture, Democracy and Development in Africa.  Austin, Texas: Pan-African University Press. 483 pp.
  6. Amtaika, A. (ed.) 2017. Socio-Economic Development in Africa: Challenges and Dimensions. Austin, Texas: Pan-African University Press. 461 pp.
  7. Archambault, Julie Soleil. 2017. Mobile Secrets: Youth, Intimacy, and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 183 pp.
  8. 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.
  9. Baptista, João Afonso. 2017. The Good Holiday: Development, Tourism and the Politics of Benevolence in Mozambique.New York and Oxford: Berhahn Books.280 pp.
  10. Barbash, Ilisa. 2017. Where the Roads all End: Photograpy and Anthropology in the Kalahari. Cambridge: Peabody Museum Press. 302 pp.
  11. Becker, F., Cabrita J. and Rodet M. (eds.) 2018. Religion, Media and Marginality in Modern Africa. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 320 pp.  
  12. Bedasse, Monique A. 2017. Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the age of Decolonization. University of North Carolina Press. 254 pp.
  13. Berman,Nina. 2017. Germans on the Kenyan Coast: Land, Charity and Romance. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. 268 pp.
  14. Biruk, C. 2018. Cooking Data: Culture & Politics in An African Research World. Duke University Press.277 pp.
  15. Bogaert, K. 2018. Globalized Authoritarianism: Megaprojects, Slums, and Class Relations in Urban Morocco. University of Minnesota Press. 323 pp.
  16. Brennan, V.L. 2018. Singing Yoruba Christianity: Music, Media, and Morality. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. 210 pp.
  17. Bruner, J. 2017. Living Salvation in the East African Revival Uganda. Rochester, New York: University of Rochester Press.  191pp.
  18. Butler, J. 2017. Cradock: How Segregation and Apartheid Came To A South African Town. University of Virginia Press.  243 pp.
  19. 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.
  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. Dawson, K. 2018. Undercurrents of Power: Aquatic Culture in the African Diaspora. University of Pennyslavia Press. 347 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. Fardon, Richard & La Rouge Senga. 2017. Learning from the curse: Sembene’s Xala. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd. 133 pp.
  26. Filippelo, Marcus.2017. The Nature of the Path: Reading A West African Road.Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.217 pp.
  27. Gallagher, Julia (ed.). 2017. Images of Africa: Creation, Negotiation and Subversion. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. 203 pp.
  28. Giliomee, H. 2017. Hermann Giliomee Historian: An Autobiography. University of Virginia Press.  344 pp.
  29. 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.
  30. Gore, Christopher D .2017. Electricity in Africa: The Politics of Transformation in Uganda . James Currey. 186 pp. 
  31. Hibou, Béatrice, Boris Samuel and Laurent Fourchard (eds.). The Spirits of Neoliberal Reforms and Everyday Politics of the State in Africa. 2017. Dakar: Amalion Publishing. 191 pp.
  32. Hicks, C. 2018. The Trial of Hissene Habre: How the People of Chad Brought a Tyrant to Justice. Zed Books. 217 pp.
  33. Higginson, P. 2017.  Scoring Race: Jazz, Fiction, and Francophone Africa. James Currey Books. 232 pp.
  34. Hinga, Mbaria T. 2017. African Christian Feminist: The Enduring Search For What Matters. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 244 pp.
  35. Hoechner, H. 2018. Quranic Schools in Northern Nigeria: Everyday Experiences of Youth, Faith and Poverty. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 267 pp.
  36. Hopper, P. 2018. Understanding Development (Second Edition).  Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. 412 pp.
  37. Horby D., Kingwill R., Royston L. and Cousins B. (eds.) 2017.  Untitled : Securing Land Tenure in Urban and Rural South Africa. University of KwaZulu- Natal. 443 pp.
  38. Huggins, Chris. 2017. Agricultural Reform in Rwanda:Authoritarianism, Markets and Zones of Governance. London, UK: Zed Books. 241 pp..
  39. Iheka, C. 2018. Naturalizing Africa: Ecological Violence, Agency and Postcolonial Resistance in African Literature. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 211 pp.
  40. Iliffe, John. 2017. Africans: The History of a Continent Third Edition. New York, USA ; Cambridge University Press. 402 pp.
  41. Karbo, T. & Murithi T. (eds.) 2018. The African Union :Autocracy, Diplomacy and Peacebuilding in Africa. I.B Tauris & Co. Ltd.  324 pp.
  42. Karekwaivanane, G. H. 2017. The Struggle Over Power in Zimbabwe : Law and Politics since 1950. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press. 272 pp.
  43. Katongole, E. 2017.The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for a new creation in Africa. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 189 pp
  44. 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
  45. Macaarthur, J. (ed). 2017. Dedan Kimathi on Trial : Colonial Justice and Popular Memory in Kenya’s Mau Mau Rebellion. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press.  406 pp.
  46. Markle, Seth M. A Motorycle on Hell Run: Tanzania, Black Power, and the Uncertain Future of Pan-Africanism 1964-1974. 2017.East Lansing: Michigan State University Press. 265 pp.
  47. 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
  48. Myhre, K. C. 2018. Returning Life : Language, Life Force and History in Kilimanjaro. Berghahn  Books. 319 pp.
  49. Murrey, A.(ed.) 2018. A Certain Amount of Madness: The Life, Politics and Legacies of Thomas Sankara.Archway, London: Pluto Press. 382 pp.
  50. Murilo, B. 2017.Market Encounters: Consumer Cultures in Twentieth-Century Ghana. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press. 232 pp.
  51. Mustapha, A. R. & Ehrhardt (eds.) 2018. Creed & Grievance: Muslim-Christina Relations & Conflict Resolution in Northern Nigeria. Rochester, NY:  James Curry.  364 pp.
  52. Nagar, D. & Mutasa C. (eds.) 2018. Africa and The World : Bilateral and Multilateral International Diplomacy. Palgrave Macmillan.  520 pp.
  53. Nwakanma, O. 2017.Christopher Okigbo: Thirsting for Sunlight. Rochester, New York: James Currey 276 pp.
  54. Oded, A. 2018. Africa and Israel: A Unique Case in Israeli Foreign Relations. Portland, Oregon:  Valentine Mitchell. 400 pp.
  55. O’Fahey, R.S. 2017. Darfur and The British. New York: Oxford University Press. 347 pp..
  56. Olaniyan, T. 2017. State and Culture in Postcolonial Africa. Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press. 323 pp.
  57. 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.
  58. Palmer, I. Moodley N. & Parnell S. 2017. Building A Capable State: Service Delivery in Post-Apartheid South Africa. London, UK: Zed Books. 303 pp.
  59. Parker, G.(ed.) 2017. South Africa, Greece, Rome: Classical Confrontations. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 543 pp.
  60. Roschenthaler, U. & Jedlowski, A. (eds.) 2017. Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America: Economic Networks and Cultural Interactions. London, UK:  Zed Books.
  61. Rutz, M. A. 2018. King Leopald’s Congo and the ‘Scramble for Africa’ : A short History with Documents. Hackett Publishing Company Inc. 114 pp.
  62. Trefon, T. & Kabuyaya N.2018.  Goma: Stories of Strenth and Sorrow from Eastern Congo. London, UK: Zed Books. 230 pp..
  63. Urdang, S. J. 2017. Mapping My Way Home: Activism, Nostalgia and the Downfall of Apartheid South Africa.  Monthly Review Press. 304 pp.
  64. Vastapuu, L. 2018.  Liberia’s Women Veterans: War, Roles and Reintegration . London, UK: Zed Books. 214 pp.
  65. Volpi, Frédéric. 2017. Revolution and Authoritarianism in North Africa. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 232 pp.
  66. Walls, A, F. 2017. Crossing Cultural Frontiers : Studies in the History of World Christianity. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 284 pp.
  67. Willis, J. T. 2018. Masquerading Politics: Kinship, Gender, and Ethnicity in a Yoruba Town. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. 198 pp.
  68. Warchol, G. L.2017.  Exploiting the Wilderness: An Analysis of Wildlife Crime. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:  Temple University Press. 188 pp.. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 274 pp.
  69. Woldemariam, M. 2018. Insurgent Fragmentation in the Horn of Africa: Rebellion and its Discontents. Cambridge University Press. 317 pp.
  70. Young, Hershini Bhana. 2017. Illegible Will: Coercive Spectacles of Labor in South Africa and the Diaspora. Duke University Press. 270 pp.
  71. Yousef, Adam. 2017. Europe’s Relations with North Africa: Politics, Economics and Security. London and New York: I.B.Tauris. 315 pp.