Cover of 'The Art of Life in South Africa'

“A profoundly human story of the institutional and social constraints under which African artists operated and the different ways in which they sought to find a way to produce beauty in the midst of oppression.”

—Frederick Cooper, author of Africa in the World: Capitalism, Empire, Nation-State

Holiday Book Sale

During the holidays, we’re offering a 30% discount off books purchased through our website.
The sale will run Nov. 28 through Dec. 31. Order by Dec. 15 for delivery by Christmas.

New and Upcoming Releases

Cover of 'Lincoln, Congress, and Emancipation'
Cover of 'The Crisis of Meaning and the Life-World'
Cover of 'Driven toward Madness'
Cover of 'Drawing on the Victorians'
Cover of 'Winter of Artifice'
Cover of 'Citizenship, Belonging, and Political Community in Africa'
Cover of 'Jihād in West Africa during the Age of Revolutions'
Cover of 'Athens and Jerusalem'

Exam, Desk, and Review Copies

Examination copies for course adoption consideration are available for books priced under $35. Instructors can also request one complimentary desk copy for every 20 copies of a book ordered.

Exam copy and desk copy request forms as well as instructions to obtain a review copy are available from this Request an Exam or Desk Copy page.

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New in African Studies

Cover of 'Modern Muslims'
Cover of 'The Art of Life in South Africa'
Cover of 'African Miracle, African Mirage'
Cover of 'Citizenship, Belonging, and Political Community in Africa'

New Trade Titles

Cover of 'Paying Calls in Shangri-La'
Cover of 'Alexander Robey Shepherd'
Cover of 'Driven toward Madness'
Cover of 'Winter of Artifice'


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