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Introduction for the Virtual Issue: African Literature, Theater, and Performance
The African Studies Review began its life as the African Studies Bulletin in 1956, taking its current title in 1970. It was then and remains the flagship journal of the African Studies Association. As such, it has reflected the generally broad interests of the mission, editorial boards and membership of the ASA. As someone who works in African literatures (written, oral and cinema), I’ve published articles and reviews in ASR since the early 1980s. Over several decades ASR has published some very fine articles on African humanities including a special issue in 1986. The nine outstanding works featured in this anthology further testify to the ASR’s ongoing efforts to present quality scholarship in these related fields....
2018 African Studies Review Distinguished Lecture
- 06 November 2019,
- My article explores the different meanings of termites, or white ants, for the British empire in India... and shows how South Asians in the 19th and 20th centuries...
- 25 November 2019,
- Between c.1600 and c.1800, nearly four thousand women left England for mainland Europe. They were not just travelling for the sake of it, or embarking upon...