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Call for Manuscripts

The University of Rochester Press publishes the ROCHESTER STUDIES IN AFRICAN HISTORY AND THE DIASPORA series (ISSN 1092-5228). Recent volumes in print include Africans and the Politics of Popular Culture, edited by Toyin Falola and Augustine Agwuele; Radicalism and Cultural Dislocation in Ethiopia, 1960-1974, by Messay Kebede; The United States and West Africa; edited by Alusine Jalloh and Toyin Falola; Writing African History, edited by John Edward Philips; A Political History of The Gambia, 1816-1994, by Arnold Hughes & David Perfect; The Abolition of the Slave Trade in Southeastern Nigeria, 1885-1950, by A. E. Afigbo; and Ben Enwonwu: The Making of an African Modernist, by Sylvester Ogbechie.

The series advisory board, consisting of distinguished scholars from leading universities in the United States and the United Kingdom, is devoted to seeking out manuscripts that deal with aspects of African history in a variety of challenging ways, whether new or traditional. The editors seek a mix of titles and formats, ranging from studies by a single author to symposia treating a given theoretical or empirical focus of history from differing points of view.

Topics may lie in any area of Africa’s history, broadly defined to include economic, political, or social history, and other specialties. The editors are particularly interested in projects that bear upon the following: economic activities of peoples or regions during the colonial period; effects of political turmoil upon the social and economic diaspora of the post-colonial period; economic development modeling for Africa; and historiographical examinations of particular regions. This list, we stress, is meant only to encourage certain kinds of submissions, not to exclude thoughtful and challenging work of other sorts.

Anyone interested in making a submission for consideration is requested to send a project proposal or prospectus. The project proposal should include: 1) a brief but detailed synopsis of the work, outlining its intended contribution to the existing literature; 2) an abstract of 300 words or less, summarizing the work's content; 3) a complete table of contents; 4) one sample chapter. All scholars with an interest in submitting their work for consideration should contact the Senior Editor. 

Series Editors

Toyin Falola, Senior Editor
Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin
toyin.falola@mail.utexas.edu 

Advisory Board

Ralph Austen (University of Chicago), Linda Heywood (Boston University), Antony Hopkins (University of Texas, Austin), Joseph Inikori (University of Rochester), Robin Law (University of Stirling), Paul Zeleza (University of Illinois)