For the purpose of this series, we define “politics” broadly, and look to feature books that shed light on important issues in African politics, from how communities understand female genital cutting to the latest research on Boko Haram and other Islamic extremists in the Sahel to fascinating new biographies of current and former leaders across the continent to lighter reads by journalists with long experience covering the continent.
Without further ado, our selections for the 2017 African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular are:
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Of course, this list is subject to change, and we have been known to throw in a bonus read or two over the years. We look forward to another summer of great reads on politics in Africa!
Did you miss the first, second or third years of our summer reading series? Catch up on them all here!