Message from the Editor

As 2020 comes to an end, the world reflects on a year in which many faced extraordinary hardship. Covid-19 has pushed sub-Saharan Africa into its first recession in 25 years. Thousands of refugees have fled Ethiopia's Tigray region amidst reports of atrocities perpetrated by government forces. It would seem an unlikely moment for the largest anti-racism protests of a generation, and yet the tragic death of George Floyd in the USA sparked a global movement against racism that has seen many institutions look to decolonise their curricula. In this most difficult of years, our authors have continued to demonstrate the importance of cutting edge research in shaping our collective thinking and in challenging bias and prejudice. If you want to join Routledge's growing collection of African Studies authors, please contact editor Helena Hurd at [email protected].


Series Spotlight

Global Africa

Edited by renowned power-house of Africa Studies, Toyin Falola, the Global Africa book series showcases new scholarship on African experiences within global history.  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.


Open Access and Free to View

Women, Agency, and the State in Guinea:Silent Politics By Carole Ammann

This book examines how women in Guinea articulate themselves politically within and outside institutional politics. It documents the everyday practices that local female actors adopt to deal with the continuous economic, political, and social insecurities that emerge in times of political transformations.


Supporting the fight against racism and inequality

We have curated some of our relevant books and journals content in this area – much of it free to view or open access – and our editorial teams will continue to collaborate with scholars and experts to organize and publish an expanded reading list on this microsite.


New & Key Titles

To receive an exam copy of a book that you are interested in considering for use in a course, click on the Request e-Inspection Copy link to submit your request. You will be asked to provide some basic information about yourself and the course you are teaching.

Featured Titles

1st Edition
Routledge Handbook of Pan-Africanism
USD $270.00 $216.00
May 18, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367030667
568 Pages

1st Edition
Routledge Handbook of Minority Discourses in African Literature
USD $270.00 $216.00
May 18, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367368340
432 Pages

1st Edition
Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa
USD $270.00 $216.00
November 30, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138496088
540 Pages

2nd Edition
Women, Literature and Development in Africa
USD $52.95 $42.36
December 17, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367136536
210 Pages