Latest from Laura Seay

‘The Black and White Rainbow’ reveals how hard it is to build a ‘rainbow’ nation

Unity in diversity was one of the hopes of post-apartheid South Africa.
  • Sep 3, 2021

Michela Wrong’s new book explores the 2013 murder of an exiled Rwandan official

Extensive interviews reveal more about the country's campaign against dissidents
  • Aug 13, 2021

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

Seven years ago, #BringBackOurGirls was a global campaign. What happened?

A compelling new book details the story of Nigeria’s kidnapped Chibok girls
  • Jul 23, 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

What is China up to in Africa? Read this book.

Lina Benabdallah walks us through the dynamics of Beijing-style network building.
  • Aug 28, 2020

Nwando Achebe’s new book is a fascinating look at Africa’s queens, past and present

From spiritual leaders to parliamentarians and presidents, women are reclaiming leadership roles.
  • Aug 14, 2020

‘Tanzania’s Informal Economy’ offers a rare glimpse at the dynamics of Africa’s street markets

This book challenges much of what scholars assume about kinship, social networks, trust and solidarity.
  • Jul 31, 2020

‘The Shadow King’ is a must-read on Ethiopia’s history

This is a story about fascists and freedom fighters, and emperors and common people.
  • Jul 17, 2020

‘Negotiating Public Services in the Congo’ is a smart, compelling read

When governments can’t provide services, citizens figure out how to keep essential systems running.
  • Jun 26, 2020