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Possible AHA Panel on Complex Loyalties within the Worlds of Enslavement

Dear all,

Although late, I'm still hoping to recruit fellow scholars of slavery in both Africa and the African Diaspora for a panel that would revolve around the complexities of loyalties, alliances, community-building and survival in the worlds of slavery at the AHA 2019 in Chicago.

Book Prize: Submit titles to the Africa-Asia ICAS Book Prize 2018


The Africa-Asia ICAS Book Prize (AAIBP) was established by the ICAS Secretariat and A-Asia in 2013. The aim is to create by way of a global competition both an international focus for publications on Africa-Asia while at the same time increasing their visibility worldwide.

CFP: Call for Panelists/Papers for AHA 2019 Chicago (Cultural Disloyalty and Imperial Residues in the Decolonizing Twentieth Century)

Dear colleagues,

I am hoping to recruit fellow scholars of the twentieth century empires who are interested in presenting work related to cultural production and processes of decolonization in Caribbean and/or African, Asian societies to collaborate at A/H/A 2019 in Chicago.

New Book: Guns and Society in Colonial Nigeria Firearms, Culture, and Public Order by Saheed Aderinto

Dear Colleagues, I would like to announce the publication of Saheed Aderinto's new book:


Guns and Society in Colonial Nigeria Firearms, Culture, and Public Order 

Prof Saheed Aderinto (Western Carolina University)

Indiana U. P. 2017

ISBN: 978-0-253-03161-7

Book description: 

Extended deadline, CFP: History and Politics of Belonging in African Indian Ocean Island Societies

CFP: Third international thematic CRG conference on Africa and the Indian Ocean

Extended deadline: please note the extended deadline for the CFP for this conference, 16 February 2018.

“History and Politics of Belonging in African Indian Ocean Island Societies”

Martin-Luther University, Halle (Saale), Germany

25-26 June 2018

CFP MidAtlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference at the University of Pittsburgh (March 24, 2018)

Call for Papers

Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference

Creativity, Innovation, and Resilience: Rethinking Challenges and Opportunities in Africa

University of Pittsburgh

March 24, 2018


CFP: Lusophone/Hispanophone Caucus at ALA 2018

In line with the theme proposed for the 44th annual meeting of the African Literature Association in 2018, “The Environments of African Literature”, the Lusophone/Hispanophone Caucus (LHCALA) invites submissions for roundtables, paper or poster presentations that engage Lusophone and/or Hispanophone perspectives.