Cambria Press Publication Review: Majimbo in Kenya’s Past

Congratulations to Professor Robert Maxon (West Virginia University) on the outstanding review of his book, Majimbo in Kenya’s Past: Federalism in the 1940s and 1950s, in International Journal of African Historical Studies (IJAHS), which states that: In Robert Maxon’s welcome book, Majimbo in Kenya’s Past: Federalism in the 1940s and 1950s, losers come front and center.… Continue reading Cambria Press Publication Review: Majimbo in Kenya’s Past

#lutopelomuseunacional: The Museo Nacional de Brasil and how it preserved African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil

The loss of the Museo Nacional de Brasil (National Museum of Brazil) is simply devastating. As The New York Times noted "some items in the collection are irreplaceable to science, as well as the country’s national memory." Long before the tragic fire, Mariza de Carvalho Soares, a Brazilian historian and researcher at the CNPq/MCT (Brazilian… Continue reading #lutopelomuseunacional: The Museo Nacional de Brasil and how it preserved African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil

Cambria Press Publication Review: Transatlantic Memories of Slavery

Congratulations to Professors  Elisa Bordin and Anna Scacchi on the glowing review of their book, Transatlantic Memories of Slavery: Reimagining the Past, Changing the Future, by the European Journal of American Studies. The following are excerpts from the book review. "With great courage, sharp intuition and professional dedication they have tackled some of the most controversial issues… Continue reading Cambria Press Publication Review: Transatlantic Memories of Slavery

Cambria Press Book Excerpt from “Writing Contemporary Nigeria: How Sefi Atta Illuminates African Culture and Tradition”

From Writing Contemporary Nigeria: How Sefi Atta Illuminates African Culture and Tradition edited by Walter P. Collins, III: Another major event in Sheri’s life that shows the indelible marks of Lagos on her psyche is the episode in which Sheri fights back and beats up the brigadier when he abuses her physically. Atta’s deliberate use… Continue reading Cambria Press Book Excerpt from “Writing Contemporary Nigeria: How Sefi Atta Illuminates African Culture and Tradition”

Cambria Author & Series Editor to Watch: Toyin Falola (University of Texas at Austin) is President of the African Studies Association

At this year's African Studies Association (ASA) annual conference, Cambria Press author and general editor of the Cambria African Studies Series, Toyin Falola (the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin) will deliver his lecture “Emerging Themes in Contemporary African Diaspora… Continue reading Cambria Author & Series Editor to Watch: Toyin Falola (University of Texas at Austin) is President of the African Studies Association

Black Hero Nat Turner, His Legacy, and the Memory of Slave History

More than two centuries ago, black hero Nat Turner was born on this day.  Yet, as Elisa Bordin and Anna Scacchi note in their groundbreaking new book, Transatlantic Memories of Slavery: Reimagining the Past, Changing the Future that "Unlike other black enslaved heroes and fighters against slavery, whose monuments can be found all over the other Americas, there is… Continue reading Black Hero Nat Turner, His Legacy, and the Memory of Slave History

#ASALH100: Cambria Author & Slavery Series Editor Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University) at 2 Sessions

Cambria Press Author & Slavery Series Editor Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University) will be at two sessions at the centennial meeting and conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Cambria Publications by Dr. Araujo (more reviews at http://www.cambriapress.com): Public Memory of Slavery: Victims and Perpetrators in the South… Continue reading #ASALH100: Cambria Author & Slavery Series Editor Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University) at 2 Sessions

President Abraham Lincoln and Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on Slavery

One hundred and fifty-three years ago on this day, President Abraham Lincoln had issued a preliminary proclamation warning that he would order the emancipation of all slaves in any state that did not end its rebellion against the Union by January 1, 1863. Today the history and memory of slavery is an important area of… Continue reading President Abraham Lincoln and Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on Slavery

Cambria Press Publication AFRICANS IN CHINA is one of five shortlisted for Africa-Asia Book Prize

Cambria Press congratulates Adams Bodomo on his book, Africans in China, being one of five shortlisted for Africa-Asia Book Prize. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. See the Cambria Press website for more books. #AfricanDiaspora

Cambria Press New Publication: #Slavery, Migrations, and Transformations

Cambria Press announces a new publication in the Cambria Studies in Slavery: Past and Present Series by Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University). “One cannot extricate the diasporic experiences of Haitians in Miami or Nigerians in Houston from the larger political and social climate of today’s world, which transcends national, regional, and international borders and connects… Continue reading Cambria Press New Publication: #Slavery, Migrations, and Transformations