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African Studies Quarterly
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  1. Bahre, Erik. 2020. Ironies of Solidarity: Insurance and Financialization of Kinship in South Africa. London, UK: Zed Book. 216 pp.
  2. Banda, Paul. 2020. The State, Counterinsurgency, and Political Policing in Colonial and Postcolonial Malawi, 1891-1994. London, UK: Lexington Books. 302 pp.
  3. Becker, J. Cynthia. 2020. Blackness in Morocco: Gnawa Identity through Music and Visual Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 266 pp.
  4. Berliner, P & Magaya C. 2020. Mbira’s Restless Dance: An Archive of Improvision. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 447 pp.
  5. Bertho, E. & Rodet, M. (eds). 2020. Essai d’histoire locale by Djiguiba Camara. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. 429 pp.
  6. Bestman, Catherine. 2020. Militarized Global Apartheid. Durham: Duke University Press. 185 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. Bollig, Michael. 2020. Shaping the African Savannah: from Capitalist Frontier to Arid Eden in Namibia. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 388 pp.
  9. Brandt, Nicola. 2020. Landscapes between Then and Now: Recent Histories in Southern African Photography, Performance and Video Art. London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing. 258 pp.
  10. Chan, S. & Gallagher, J. 2020. Why Mugabe Won: The 2013 Elections in Zimbabwe and their Aftermath. Oxford: Cambridge University Press. 178 pp.
  11. Corey-Boulet, Robbie. 2019. Love Falls on Us: A Story of American ideas and African LGBT Lives. London, UK: Zed Books. 307 pp.
  12. Evans, Laura. 2019. Survival in the Dumping Grounds: A Social History of Apartheid Relocation. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Publishers. 302 pp.
  13. Frimpong-Mansoh, Y. & Atuire, C. (Eds). 2019. Bioethics in Africa: Theories and Praxis. Delaware, USA: Vernon Press. 159 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. Gomez, Enrique. 2020. Red Zone: Cuba and the Battle Against Ebola in West Africa. USA: Pathfinder Press. 250 pp.
  16. Grob, Ulrike. 2020. Dance in West Africa: Analysis and description in relation to aspects and communication theory. Munster: Internationale Hochschulschriften, vol. 673, 176pp.
  17. Hatchard, John. 2020. Combating Money Laundering in Africa: Dealing with the Problem of PEPs. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. 283 pp.
  18. Isaacman, A. & Isaacman, B. 2020. Mozambique’s Samora Machel: A Life Cut Short. Athens: Ohio University Press. 215 pp.
  19. Mangu, Andre (ed). 2020. Regional Integration in Africa: What Role for South Africa? Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill. 190 pp.
  20. N’Guessan, Konstanze. 2020. Histories of Independence in Cote d’Ivoire: An Ethnography of the Past. Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill. 257 pp.
  21. Reid, Peter. 2020. Every Hill a Burial Place: The Peace Corps Muder Trial in East Africa. Lexington, Kentuchy: The University Press of Kentucky. 291 pp.
  22. Reynolds, Pamela. 2019. The Uncaring, Intricate World: A Field Diary, Zambezi Valley, 1984-1985. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press. 208 pp.
  23. 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.
  24. Tamarkin, Noah. 2020. Genetic Afterlives: Black Jewish Indigeneity in South Africa. Durham: Duke University Press. 248 pp.
  25. Thomas, Rhondda. 2020. Call My Name, Clemson: Documenting the Black Experience in an American University Community. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. 284 pp.
  26. Van Dokkum, A. 2020. Nationalism and Territoriatility in Barue and Mozambique: Independence, Belonging, Contradiction. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. 264 pp.
  27. Waters, M. & Koppel, M. 2020. Capitalism and the Transformation of Africa. Canada: Pathfinder Press. 144 pp.