New Book Series Announcement--Africa: Past, Present & Prospects

Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso Announcement
Announcement Type
Call for Publications
Subject Fields
African History / Studies

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


For enquiries and submissions, contact Toyin Falola ( & Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso (

Contact Information

Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, Babcock University

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