The Inaugural Edition of the Journal of West African History is Now Available


Hilary Jones, Associate Professor of History and core faculty member in AADS is pleased to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of The Journal of West African History (JWAH). As part of the editing team, Jones worked with Founding Editor-in-chief, Nwando Achebe, fellow Associate Editor John Thabiti Willis and Book Review Editor, Harry Odmatten to create a new interdisciplinary peer-reviewed research journal that publishes the highest quality articles on West African history. Located at the cutting edge of new scholarship on the social, cultural, economic, and political history of West Africa, JWAH fills a representational gap by providing a forum for serious scholarship and debate on women and gender, sexuality, slavery, oral history, popular and public culture, religion and West Africa and the Diaspora. The editorial board encourages authors to explore a wide range of topical, theoretical, methodological, and empirical perspectives in new and exciting ways. The journal is committed to rigorous thinking and analysis; is international in scope; and offers a critical intervention about knowledge production. Scholarly reviews of current books in the field appear in every issue. And the publication is in both English and French; an abstract in both languages will be provided. Michigan State University Press publishes JWAH in collaboration with the MSU African Studies Center and the History Department. See the links below for more information on subscribing, submission guidelines and calls for papers for upcoming special issues on Women and Gender in Africa, 60th Anniversary of Ghana and Nigeria Independence and French West Africa: 60 Years after the Breakup of the Malian Federation.

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