Invitation to Submit Book Proposal for a Book Series: African Governance, Development, and Leadership

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Call for Publications
December 30, 2021
Alabama, United States
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Area Studies, Black History / Studies, Political Science, Sociology

Invitation to Submit Book Proposal for a Book Series: African Governance, Development, and Leadership


Dear Colleagues,

This is an invitation to scholars with research and publication interest in African affairs/politics to submit book proposals for consideration in the Lexington Books African Governance, Development, and Leadership Series.


The description of the series can be found here and/or below. Your proposal will be evaluated within two weeks; and if there is a fit, the report will be sent to the acquisition editor/staff editorial contact for further action.  


Please email me for the Proposal Form to help guide you in framing your proposal. I look forward to hearing from you. Stay safe, stay well.

With best regards,

Sabella Abidde


Series Description:

The African Governance, Development, and Leadership series identifies and elaborates on the strategic place of governance, development, and leadership within African studies. Reflecting the fact that life in Africa continues to change; particularly in political, development, and socio-economic arenas; this series explores issues focusing on the ongoing mobilization for good governance, viable and impartial institutions, and the search for sustainable and economic development. Addressing gaps and larger needs in the developing scholarship on Africa and the African diaspora, this series publishes scholarly monographs and edited collections in the humanities, social science, and social scientific traditions.

Scholars are encouraged to submit book-length manuscripts that encompass, besides the above-named topics, projects focusing on Africa’s political economy and economic development, Africa’s place in world trade development, the democratization of African countries, the inclusion and representation of ethnic minorities, and the role of gender in Africa’s development. Furthermore, at the nexus of sustained political growth and economic development are, amongst other factors, competent and efficient political leaders. Considering the state of growth and development on the continent, therefore, we encourage scholars to also examine the cadre and the quality of leaders at the helm of governments across the continent, and how their stewardship has either degenerated, vegetated, or contributed to economic and political advancement. Works can be focused on a single African country, a region of African countries, or the continent’s place as a global player.


Series Editor: Dr. Sabella O. Abidde (Professor of Political Science and a member of the graduate faculty at Alabama State University) Contact (


Advisory Board:

  • Dr. Getachew Metaferia (Professor of Political Science, Morgan State University Maryland)


  • Dr. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja (Professor of African/Global Studies University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


  • Dr. Adebayo Oyebade (Chair and Professor of History, Department. of History, Geography, and Political Science Tennessee State University)


  • Dr. Gloria Chuku (Chair and Professor of Africana Studies University of Maryland, Baltimore County)


  • Dr. Gorden Moyo (Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences Lupane State University, Zimbabwe)


  • Dr. Olubukola Stella Adesina (Reader, Department of Political Science University of Ibadan, Nigeria)


  • Dr. Emmanuel K. Matambo (Research Director, University of Johannesburg's Centre for Africa-China Studies, South Africa)


Staff Editorial Contact:

Shelby Russell (

Contact Info: 

Department of History and Political Science

Alabama State University Montgomery, AL 36104

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