Routledge's new African Studies Books Programme

Routledge are pleased to announce that we have a new African Studies Books Programme. 

New Programme 

We are very excited to announce that we have started to actively commission and publish African Studies books. This addition to our portfolio enhances a very successful existing Area Studies publishing programme. To find out more or to propose a book please contact Leanne Hinves on

See below for series information, call for proposals, journals and more! 

Call for Proposals

We are keen to consider proposals for monographs, edited collections, textbooks and handbooks about Africa across all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Our books explore key topics, themes and questions in the field with an emphasis on comparative work.

We are able to offer:

  • Global distribution and marketing - Routledge is an imprint of the leading international academic publisher Taylor & Francis. Unlike many UK publishers, the majority of our sales come from overseas. We have a strong presence across the world and a dedicated international sales team.
  • Quality design and production values - Our books are produced efficiently and attractively using the latest technology.
  • Prestige - Routledge is one of the world's leading academic publishers with a reputation for cutting-edge and innovative books.
  • Dedication and author care - You will be working closely with supportive and professional editorial, marketing and production staff.

If you would like to discuss an idea for a book or submit a proposal please contact Leanne Hinves


Routledge Journals: African Studies

Taylor & Francis publishes leading African Studies journals under its Routledge imprint and is committed to disseminating and showcasing African research in the global online environment. We work with learned societies and institutions to publish the latest research on and from Africa, with many of our journals included in the Social Sciences Citation Index®.

Our South African editorial offices support and strengthen regional academic journals and we co-publish journals across a spectrum of subject areas with UNISA Press and NISC, utilising local publishing networks and expertise. Regional investments include regular author workshops, editorial indabas and librarian roundtables, and we support a wide range of philanthropic programmes to promote access to research, including Research4Life and STAR.

Find out more about our African Studies journals here.


Come and see us at the following conferences to speak to our editorial team: 

  • Joint conference of the American Anthropological Association and African Studies Association (AAA/ASA) Dakar, Senegal on June 1-4, 2016 

(Please note that we do not have a booth at this conference) 

  • African Studies Association UK (ASA UK) at the University of Cambridge, UK on 7th - 9th September 2016
  • African Studies Association (ASA) at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, USA  on 30th November - 4th December 2016

We are also attending


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