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H-Africa encourages discussion of Africa's history, culture, and African studies generally. Africanists of all disciplines are encouraged to subscribe.

Recent Discussion Posts

Call for Papers: Postcolonialism in Interdisciplinary Perspective

Call for Papers: ‘Postcolonialism in Interdisciplinary Perspective’

Wednesday 17th May 2017

The Danford Room, Dept. of African Studies and Anthropology, Arts Building, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT

The ‘Postcolonialism in Interdisciplinary Perspective’ conference will create a platform for postgraduate students to discuss emerging concerns within Postcolonial Studies across a range of geographic and disciplinary boundaries, including Area Studies, History, Literature and Cultural Studies.


On the 6 October 2017, the Institute of Multilingualism at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, will host a 1-day workshop organized by the Swiss Society for African Studies (www.sagw.ch/en/africa.html) and the Institute of Multilingualism (www.institute-multilingualism.ch).

African History Archive - new collection

African History Archive - four re-editions of classic works in African Studies

Published 15 February by Zed Books

The African History Archive draws on Zed's rich backlist, consisting of carefully selected titles that even now have enduring relevance years after their initial publication. Lovingly re-packaged, with newly commissioned forewords that reflect on each book's impact, these are essential works for anyone interested in the political history of the continent.

A History of Africa

By Hosea Jaffe and preface by Samir Amin