Latest from Kim Yi Dionne

3 books offer deep dive into Kenyan politics

This week’s African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular examines bureaucratic wrangling, the links between land and violence, and refugee life.
  • Jul 30, 2021

Announcing the 8th Annual TMC African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular!

Join us in reading some of the latest fascinating books on African politics.
  • Jul 16, 2021

There’s a long, global history to today’s anti-Asian bias and violence

“Foreigners” have been blamed for pandemics and disease all the way back to the bubonic plague — and probably before.
  • Apr 19, 2021

‘Love Falls on Us’ explores the intersection of African LGBT rights and American activism

Fascinating insights and personal stories make this a compelling read.
  • Sep 19, 2020

This new book highlights women’s roles in Cameroon’s separatist politics

Everyday activities nurtured cultural distinctiveness — and supported separatism
  • Jul 27, 2020

‘Legislative Development in Africa’ is a deeply researched book

In Kenya and Zambia, legislatures helped enforce political accountability.
  • Jul 10, 2020

Malawians elected a new president in Tuesday’s historic election

Independent judges and street protests paved the way for the ouster of the unpopular incumbent.
  • Jun 28, 2020

Africa is urbanizing. Here’s what that means for politics.

We review two recent books examining urbanization and politics in Africa
  • Jun 19, 2020

Announcing the 7th Annual TMC African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular!

It’s summer, and that means we’re reading the latest and greatest books on African politics. Join us!
  • May 29, 2020

A Malawi court just ordered a do-over presidential election. Here’s what you need to know.

Months of investigations and months of protests about election tampering led to this historic ruling.
  • Feb 4, 2020