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”
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
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
An excellent article from Inside Higher Ed regarding scholarship in the humanities, in which William (Bro) Adams, the head of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), said on Thursday that he wants to push humanities scholarship to become more directly connected to helping address the nation’s contemporary problems. There are also encouraging numbers from… Continue reading #Humanities Scholarship – Important and Growing
President Barack Obama recently declared that the future stability of the world depends on African nations' prosperity and self-reliance. Reinforcing this is Toyin Falola, leading authority in African studies, who stated that "scholars and policy makers have the obligation to show Africa and the world how to succeed." This is why African studies continues to… Continue reading Why is Africa important to the rest of the world?
Cambria Press congratulates Wumi Raji on the excellent review of his book, Contemporary Literature of Africa, by Re-Markings, which praises the book for being "remarkably thorough, sophisticated, and precise." It also states that "this collection will be useful to readers starting with those who have a general interest in the subject to serious scholars ...… Continue reading Cambria Press Book Review: Contemporary Literature of Africa is “remarkably thorough, sophisticated, and precise”
Cambria Press enjoyed a great conference at the 2012 African Studies Association annual meeting in Philadelphia! In addition to the Cambria Press booth being right by the entrance, the outside back cover of the ASA program featured the Cambria Press ad and many visitors to the booth stopped by to learn more about Cambria Press books in African… Continue reading 2012 African Studies Association Annual Meeting – Great Conference for Cambria Press!
The Stanford Humanities Center's international spotlight is on Adams Bodomo, author of the forthcoming book Africans in China. Read the Q&A session on Professor Bodomo's fascinating research on Africa's newest diaspora. The director of African studies at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Professor Bodomo is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University.
Cambria Press is proud to announce the publication of Britain and Kenya’s Constitutions, 1950–1960 by renowned historian, Robert Maxon. Professor Maxon’s valuable contributions to the field of African history are widely known and lauded. In fact, his accomplishments have led to the establishment of a prestigious African history scholarship in his name by West Virginia… Continue reading World-renowned historian Professor Robert Maxon’s book published in time for 2011 ASA annual meeting