Women in Africa and the Diaspora
The Press is especially interested in topics such as women/gender and politics, religion, sexuality, law, human rights, health, the family, the environment, conflict resolution, race and ethnicity, women’s movements, feminism, and globalization. We are also soliciting manuscripts on women and authority, women as political and spiritual leaders, women’s knowledge and ways of knowing, and women healers. We are particularly interested in books on historic and contemporary transnational linkages between African American women and African women in the Diaspora more generally. Manuscripts on literature and popular culture, representation and identity construction, as well as autobiographies and biographies are also welcome.
Selection of manuscripts is based on the significance of the topic, quality of scholarship, clarity and style of presentation, and marketability.
Please send all inquiries to UW Press Director Dennis Lloyd.
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I Am Evelyn Amony
Reclaiming My Life from the Lord’s Resistance Army
More than 60,000 children were abducted in east and central Africa in the 1990s by the violent rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army and its notorious commander Joseph Kony. Evelyn Amony was one of them.
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Gendering Ethnicity in African Women’s Lives
“For the historian, these musings on sources, memory, and historiographic silences provide a highly stimulating invitation to rethink our approach to the history of identity in Africa. A very fine historically nuanced collection.”
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Genocide Lives in Us
Women, Memory, and Silence in Rwanda
2015 Honorable Mention, Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize; 2013 Winner, Elliott P. Skinner Book Award; 2013 Finalist, Melville J. Herskovits Award
African and African American Writing on Female Genital Excision, 1960–2000
Fertility, Foreignness, and Regeneration in Eastern Sudan
Gossip, Markets, and Gender
How Dialogue Constructs Moral Value in Post-Socialist Kilimanjaro
2009 Winner, Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize
Muslim Women and the Politics of Agency in Postcolonial Niger
2007 Runner-up, Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize
Tired of Weeping
Mother Love, Child Death, and Poverty in Guinea-Bissau