Category: Africana Studies

Book Review: Black Women Slaves Who Nourished A Nation

The following is from a book review of Black Women Slaves Who Nourished A Nation: Artistic Renderings of Wet Nurses in Brazil by Kimberly Cleveland in the journal Hispanic American Historical Review: A timely contribution…certainly be of great interest to historians and other scholars studying slavery, abolition, postabolition, and African diaspora…a well-written, carefully edited book that delves into crucial matters...

Lecture by Professor Kimberly Cleveland at Emory University

Dr. Kimberly Cleveland, Associate Professor of Art History, Georgia State University, and author of Black Women Slaves Who Nourished a Nation: Artistic Renderings of Wet Nurses in Brazil, will be giving a lecture on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Noon at Emory University. This book is part of the Cambria Studies in Slavery Series, headed by Professor Ana Lucia Araujo...

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. The author does not focus...

#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 national endowment agency), who has...

Publication Excerpts from “Security Forces in African States: Cases and Assessment”

The following are publication excerpts from Security Forces in African States: Cases and Assessment, edited by Paul Shemella and Nicholas Tomb. Order this book on Amazon today. Excerpt from chapter 1, “The Larger Context” “Armed forces can be used to help governments improve human security along the difficult road to prosperity, literacy, political stability, and domestic tranquility. But that is...

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 of historical revision and imaginative...

LASA 2016 Highlights – New & Noteworthy in Latin American Studies

We are proud to launch Dr. Gabriela Fried Amilivia’s new book, State Terrorism and the Politics of Memory in Latin America, at the LASA congress. This interdisciplinary study, written in a highly accessible style, will have both specialists and nonspecialists appreciating it for how it vividly brings to life the terror inflicted by the state on its people and how...

Malcolm X and Africa – New Book Released for Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, Cambria Press is pleased to announce the release of a seminal new book, Malcolm X and Africa, by Professor A. B. Assensoh, Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University, and Professor Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at the University of Oregon. This book is in the Cambria African Studies Series...

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 of a biracial character (often...

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