New Book Series Announcement
Rowman & Littlefield International
In Partnership with
The Africa Conference, University of Texas at Austin &
The TOFAC Board
Africa: Past, Present & Prospects collates and curates studies of Africa in its multivalent local, regional, and global contexts. It aims fundamentally to capture in one series historical, contemporary and multidisciplinary studies which analyze the dynamics of the African predicament and promise from deeply theoretical perspectives while marshalling empirical data to describe, explain, and predict trends in continuities and change in Africa and in African studies.
The books published in this series represent the multiplicity of voices, local and global in relation to African futures, providing a platform for convergence of outstanding research that will enliven debates about the future of Africa, while also advancing theory and informing policy making. Preference is given to studies that deliberately link the past with the present and advances knowledge about various African nations by extending the range, breadth, depth, types and sources of data and information existing and emerging about these countries.
This series seeks to engage in the broader conversations about African futures in specific ways. It will foreground:
- how the African past connects with the future;
- the causes and courses of the current predicament of African underdevelopment and de-development;
- the connections and disconnections between the experiences of various African countries;
- bilateral and multilateral relations including sub-regional and regional movements and institutions in which African states play key roles and which determine political and economic outcomes for various other nations;
- comparative studies which shed light on the extraversion of the continent, as well as issues related to globalization, the African diaspora and the disciplinary and transdisciplinary frames for studying these pan-African elements of African Studies; and
- multiple frames and methodologies for understanding these issues.
Africa: Past, Present & Prospects is perceived as a vital element in understanding the various puzzles that propel the extant field of African Studies, but transcends current debates by centering models and prospects for the future.
Series Editors: Toyin Falola (University of Texas at Austin) & Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso (Babcock University)
Editorial Review Board
Alexius Amtaika, Rhodes University, South Africa
June Bam-Hutchison, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Gloria Emeagwali, Central Connecticut State University, USA
Bonny Ibhawoh, McMaster University, Canada
Alice J. Kang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Henry B. Lovejoy, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Peace A. Medie, University of Ghana at Legon, Ghana
Fatima Sadiqi, University of Fez, Morocco
Mobolanle Ebunoluwa Sotunsa, Babcock University, Nigeria
Tim Stapleton, University of Calgary, Canada
Aribidesi Usman, Arizona State University, USA
Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, Babcock University