Introducing the 6th annual TMC African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular (Kim Dionne/Kim Dionne)

It’s the end of May, and as is our tradition here at TMC, it’s time to announce this year’s selections for the sixth annual African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular. Just as in past years, we will feature book reviews, guest posts and author Q&As on some of the most interesting books published on African politics in 2018 and 2019.

In our series, we define “politics” as broadly as possible — from scholarship in political science and history to journalistic accounts and technology studies. We spotlight great reads on a wide variety of places, phenomena, and people in African politics. This year’s selections highlight the latest research on Boko Haram; how the Internet is changing African democracies; and the ongoing struggle to provide public services across the continent. We’ve also included a couple of personal memoirs — one about the experience of growing up in exile from South Africa’s apartheid regime and another about the not-for-the-faint-of-heart adventure of running for office in Nigeria. We hope you’ll check out a few of these books and read along with us this summer as we explore the latest and greatest in African politics writing.

Without further ado, here are the books in the 2019 African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular:

Join us in reading some or all of these books! Jump into the discussion in the comments section or on Twitter using the hashtag #APSRS19.

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