As is our tradition for Memorial Day weekend here at TMC, it’s time to announce our selections for the fifth annual African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular. Like in previous years, we will feature book reviews, guest posts and author Q&As on some of the most interesting books published on African politics in 2017 and 2018.

In our series, we define “politics” broadly and feature books that shed light on important issues in African politics, from how people resist extremism to the latest research on rebel governance or protests, including fascinating accounts from women who participated in the Egyptian uprising. Our selection features work mostly by political scientists, but there are also a couple of historians in the mix and an analyst/journalist with rich experience and expertise examining everyday politics on the continent.

Here are our selections for the 2018 African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular:

We hope you’ll join us in reading some or all of these books and asking questions in the comments section below or on Twitter using the hashtag #APSRS18.