Welcome to H-AfrTeach, a network whose mission is to provide a stimulating forum for considering the possibilities and problems involved in teaching about Africa. It is intended for a wide audience, encompassing educators, students and others with an interest in teaching about Africa at all educational levels.

The network has been fairly inactive since its transition to the Commons, but we're in the process of reviving it! In the next few weeks, we hope to launch syllabus and assignment collections, followed by textbook reviews from instructors in the field (for more, please see our new editor introduction).

If you have any materials you'd like to contribute--sample syllabi, successful assignments, discussions of useful texts and documents, or other resources--please feel free to post a discussion or email the editors at editorial-afrteach@mail.h-net.msu.edu. If you are interested taking a more active role, see our call for editors here.

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Re: Readings for African Politics from an African perspective

Hi Toby,

That was boneheaded of me, wasn't it? My email address is rickt@hackettpublishing.com

I'm pleased to have your interest in our forthcoming book. Shoot me an email if you have questions about it or would like to talk further.

All best,

Rick Todhunter
Senior Editor
Hackett Publishing Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 390007
Cambridge, MA 02139
PH: 617-234-0374
FX: 617-661-8703

Re: Readings for African Politics from an African perspective


It might interest you to know that in March we will publish "The Political Thought of African Independence: An Anthology of Sources", edited by Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker. Our book, which offers original texts written by Africans between 1841 and 1967, is designed for use in undergraduate history and political science courses. We anticipate that it will run to c. 300 pp. and cost c. $40 in paperback.

If you're interested, please contact me at the email address below and I'll gladly to provide you with more information.

Best wishes,