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Global Africa


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This series will produce new scholarship on African experiences within the field of global history, globalization, African Diaspora, Atlantic History, etc. It is our goal to publish works that view African ideas from a global perspective and vice versa, thus placing Africa squarely within the framework of globalization, and change the perception of African people vis-a-vis the world, creating an innovative source of new works about Africa and the world.

This new series will serve several important functions. First and foremost, it will create a space for scholars and educators to find resources that aid in the understanding of Africa’s place in the world’s global and regional economic political and intellectual spheres throughout history. Second, our monographs will incorporate African experiences into broader historical theories that have hitherto marginalized Africans within the realm of global history. We aim to provide competing views of Africa’s place in various global systems can be studied in a systemic fashion without resorting to pseudo-historical themes that ultimately harm our understanding of the African past.

Most importantly, we will take up the mantle of African production of knowledge on a global scale, and emphasize how Africans, who have long been marginalized in global intellectual traditions, have shaped the very civilizations that shunned the former’s contributions. The resulting marginalization has resulted in many of the ills that African peoples face today. By redeeming the African place in the global intellectual tradition, we will also help emphasize the African political and economic past in ways that place the continent front and center in the creation of the world we all inhabit. As a result, it will form an innovative platform where scholars put forward new ideas regarding Africa’s role in world affairs that have long been overlooked and underemphasized.

For submissions and enquiries, please contact:

Toyin Falola: [email protected]

Roy Doron: [email protected]

Leanne Hinves: [email protected]

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Illicit Financial Flows from South Africa Decolonial Perspectives on Political Economy and Corruption

Illicit Financial Flows from South Africa: Decolonial Perspectives on Political Economy and Corruption

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Serges Djoyou Kamga
September 22, 2021

This book examines the detrimental impact of illicit financial flows on South Africa’s development, political economy and transformation in the twenty-first century. Over the years, illicit financial flows have led to the systematic looting and channelling away of South African resources, yet it ...

The Life and Times of Chinua Achebe

The Life and Times of Chinua Achebe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Kalu Ogbaa
September 01, 2021

The Life and Times of Chinua Achebe introduces readers to the life, literary works, and times of arguably the most widely-read African novelist of recent times, an icon, both in continental Africa and abroad. The book weaves together the story of Chinua Achebe, a young Igboman whose novel Things ...

Africa's Soft Power Philosophies, Political Values, Foreign Policies and Cultural Exports

Africa's Soft Power: Philosophies, Political Values, Foreign Policies and Cultural Exports

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Oluwaseun Tella
July 12, 2021

This book investigates the ways in which soft power is used by African countries to help drive global influence. Selecting four of the countries most associated with soft power across the continent, this book delves into the currencies of soft power across the region: from South Africa’s ...

Bessie Head and the Trauma of Exile Identity and Alienation in Southern African Fiction

Bessie Head and the Trauma of Exile: Identity and Alienation in Southern African Fiction

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Joshua Agbo
June 18, 2021

This book investigates themes of exile and oppression in Southern Africa across Bessie Head’s novels and short fiction.An exile herself, arriving in Botswana as a South African refugee, Bessie Head’s fiction serves as an important example of African exile literature. This book argues that Head’s ...

Nigerian Female Dramatists Expression, Resistance, Agency

Nigerian Female Dramatists: Expression, Resistance, Agency

1st Edition

Edited By Bosede Funke Afolayan
March 18, 2021

This book showcases the important, but often understudied, work of Nigerian women playwrights. As in many spheres of life in Nigeria, in literature and other creative arts the voices of men dominate, and the work of women has often been sidelined. However, Nigerian women playwrights have made ...

African Indigenous Knowledges in a Postcolonial World Essays in Honour of Toyin Falola

African Indigenous Knowledges in a Postcolonial World: Essays in Honour of Toyin Falola

1st Edition

Edited By Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, Ngozi Nwogwugwu, Gift Ntiwunka
November 30, 2020

This book argues that ancient and modern African indigenous knowledges remain key to Africa’s role in global capital, technological and knowledge development and to addressing her marginality and postcoloniality. The contributors engage the unresolved problematics of the historical and ...

Governance and Leadership Institutions in Nigeria

Governance and Leadership Institutions in Nigeria

1st Edition

Edited By Ernest Toochi Aniche, Toyin Falola
November 30, 2020

This book examines how modern Nigerian political institutions have grappled with the resurgence of traditional institutions of political leadership in the post-colonial era. The contributors examine the role and nature of traditional governance institutions in West Africa from pre-colonial times&...

Borders, Sociocultural Encounters and Contestations Southern African Experiences in Global View

Borders, Sociocultural Encounters and Contestations: Southern African Experiences in Global View

1st Edition

Edited By Christopher Changwe Nshimbi, Inocent Moyo, Jussi P. Laine
November 20, 2020

This book examines the enduring significance of borders in Southern Africa, covering encounters between people, ideas and matter, and the new spatialities and transformations they generate in their historical, social, economic and cultural contexts. Situated within debates on borders, borderlands,...

The African Metropolis Struggles over Urban Space, Citizenship, and Rights to the City

The African Metropolis: Struggles over Urban Space, Citizenship, and Rights to the City

1st Edition

Edited By Toyin Falola, Bisola Falola
September 01, 2020

On a planet where urbanization is rapidly expanding, nowhere is the growth more pronounced than in cities of the global South, and in particular, Africa. African metropolises are harbingers of the urban challenges that lie ahead as societies grapple with the fractured social, economic, and ...

Development In Modern Africa Past and Present Perspectives

Development In Modern Africa: Past and Present Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Martin S. Shanguhyia, Toyin Falola
October 10, 2019

Development in Modern Africa: Past and Present Perspectives contributes to our understanding of Africa’s experiences with the development process. It does so by adopting a historical and contemporary analysis of this experience. The book is set within the context of critiques on development in ...

Yoruba Oral Tradition in Islamic Nigeria A History of Dàdàkúàdá

Yoruba Oral Tradition in Islamic Nigeria: A History of Dàdàkúàdá

1st Edition

By Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah
June 26, 2019

This book traces Dàdàkúàdá’s history and artistic vision and discusses its vibrancy as the most popular traditional Yoruba oral art form in Islamic Africa. Foregrounding the role of Dàdàkúàdá in Ilorin, and of Ilorin in Dàdàkúàdá the book covers the history, cultural identity, performance ...

Emotions in Muslim Hausa Women's Fiction More than Just Romance

Emotions in Muslim Hausa Women's Fiction: More than Just Romance

1st Edition

By Umma Aliyu Musa
March 28, 2019

This book examines the emotions expressed in Hausa women’s prose fiction in northern Nigeria, showing how Hausa Muslim women writers use fiction in their indigenous language to demonstrate and express their anger about the problems they face in a patriarchal society. Umma Aliyu Musa shows how Hausa...

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