Latest from Laura Seay

No, Batman didn’t save the Congo, and other book reviews

Three new books set the record straight on the Democratic Republic of Congo.

August 5, 2022

Apartheid casts a long shadow across South Africa

Andrew Harding’s new book, “These Are Not Gentle People,” takes a deep look at community fear and mistrust.

June 24, 2022

‘Born in Blackness’ is a compelling, unforgettable read

Journalist Howard French shows how European explorers’ curiosity about a wealthy African king shaped the modern world.

June 10, 2022

Announcing the ninth African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular!

Join us in reading some of the latest books on African politics

June 3, 2022

‘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.

September 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

August 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.

July 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

July 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.

July 16, 2021

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

Lina Benabdallah walks us through the dynamics of Beijing-style network building.

August 28, 2020