The African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular is back for its ninth year! Join us as we read a selection of the best new books.
We hope you’ll read along with us this summer. Reviews will appear on Fridays throughout the summer months. Don’t forget to tag your social media posts about the books with #APSRS22!
Here are this year’s selections:
June 17: Paul Farmer, Fevers, Feuds, & Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History
June 24: Andrew Harding, These Are Not Gentle People: Two Murders. Forty Suspects. The Trial That Broke a South African Town
July 1: Holiday break
July 15: Jason Warner, Ryan O’Farrell, Heni Nsiabia, & Ryan Cummings, The Islamic State in Africa: Emergence, Evolution, and Future of the Next Jihadist Battlefront
July 22: Corrina Jentzsch, Violent Resistance: Militia Formation & Civil War in Mozambique
July 29: Akali Omeni, Policing & Politics in Nigeria: A Comprehensive History
Aug. 5: The politics of violence and aid in Central Africa, including Jason Stearns, The War That Doesn’t Say Its Name: The Unending Conflict in the Congo, Peer Schouten, Roadblock Politics: The Origins of Violence in Central Africa, and Alexandra Budabin and Lisa Ann Richey, Batman Saves the Congo: How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development
Aug. 12: Recent books on refugees and migration in Africa, featuring Kelsey Norman, Reluctant Reception: Refugees, Migration and Governance in the Middle East and North Africa, Lamis Elmy Abdelatty, Discrimination & Delegation: Explaining State Responses to Refugees, and Sally Hayden, My Fourth Time, We Drowned: Seeking Refuge on the World’s Deadliest Migration Route
Aug. 19: Josephine Beoku-Betts and Fredline M’Cormack-Hale, editors, War, Women, and Post-Conflict Empowerment: Lessons from Sierra Leone
Aug. 26: Assessing post-apartheid South Africa, with Evan Lieberman, Until We Have Won Our Liberty: South Africa after Apartheid and Eve Fairbanks, The Inheritors: An Intimate Portrait of South Africa’s Racial Reckoning