African Studies Association

The move to a virtual conference for this year's African Studies Association annual conference means we will not be able to greet our authors, readers, and educators in person. We have highlighted new and forthcoming titles that we had hoped to share with you in the exhibit hall. New and noteworthy titles are highlighted below.

Download the conference order form.

Read more about our new titles on the Duke Press blog.

Our Editor Elizabeth Ault has recorded a greeting for conference attendees.

Association President Ato Quayson will deliver the Presidential Address on Friday, November 20th, 4:00-5:45pm EST

Several of our authors are participating in the Author Meets Critics conversations:
Monica Popescu, author of At Penpoint, on Saturday, November 21st, 8:00-9:45am EST
Xavier Livermon, author of Kwaito Bodies, on Saturday, November 21st, 12:00-1:45pm EST
Lynn Thomas, author of Beneath the Surface, on Saturday, November 21st, 4:00-5:45pm EST

Use coupon code AFSA20 to save 30% when ordering books and journal issues online through December 31, 2020


Affective Trajectories: Religion and Emotion in African Cityscapes

Hansjörg Dilger, Astrid Bochow, Marian Burchardt and Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon, editors

The Wombs of Women: Race, Capital, Feminism

Françoise Vergès
Translated by Kaiama L. Glover

Media Primitivism: Technological Art in Africa

Delinda Collier

Militarized Global Apartheid

Catherine Besteman

Naked Agency: Genital Cursing and Biopolitics in Africa

Naminata Diabate

Embodying Relation: Art Photography in Mali

Allison Moore

Kwaito Bodies: Remastering Space and Subjectivity in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Xavier Livermon


Achille Mbembe

Rock | Water | Life: Ecology and Humanities for a Decolonial South Africa

Lesley Green

The Licit Life of Capitalism: US Oil in Equatorial Guinea

Hannah Appel

At Penpoint: African Literatures, Postcolonial Studies, and the Cold War

Monica Popescu

Unfixed: Photography and Decolonial Imagination in West Africa

Jennifer Bajorek

Animalia: An Anti-Imperial Bestiary for Our Time

Antoinette Burton and Renisa Mawani, editors

Histories of Dirt: Media and Urban Life in Colonial and Postcolonial Lagos

Stephanie Newell

Crossing Empires: Taking U. S. History into Transimperial Terrain

Kristin L. Hoganson and Jay Sexton, editors

Rethinking Cosmopolitanism: Africa in Europe / Europe in Africa

Salah M. Hassan and Chika Okeke-Agulu, special issue editors
Nka 46

Black British Art Histories

Nka 45

Time out of Joint: The Queer and the Customary in Africa

Kirk Fiereck, Neville Hoad, and Danai S. Mupotsa
GLQ 26:3