- ISSN: 0002-0206 (Print), 1555-2462 (Online)
- Editor: Benjamin N. Lawrance University of Arizona, USA|https://history.arizona.edu/user/benjamin-n-lawrance
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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
- Reassessing the Hu–Wen Era: A Golden Era or a Lost Decade for Social Policy?
- 21 December 2018,
- Journalists, China-watchers and academics have fiercely debated the legacy of China’s leaders, Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao. Some see the Hu–Wen period (2002–2012)...
- The Bird Box and Jim Crow
- 11 January 2019,
- It was reported that at least 45 million people watched the 2018 Netflix movie “Bird Box” in its first week. I was one of them (spoiler alert). The film focuses...