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    African Books Collective Chairman Walter Bgoya delivered the keynote address entitled 50 Years of Independence: Reflections on the Role of Progressive African Intellectuals at the ASA UK conference last month. Click here to download a copy of the keynote. Walter was introduced by Mary Jay who headed African Books Collective from it's inception until 2012.

    Philo Ikonya’s Still Sings the Night Bird, Langaa RPCIG (2013) has won an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Aidoo-Snyder Book Award.


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Connected Journeys

Joanna Skelt

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Do Not Go Gentle

Futhi Ntshingila

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A Feast in the Sky

Ernest N. Emenyonu

Growing Up With Tanzania

Memories, Musings and Maths

Karim Hirji

Still Sings the Nightbird

Philo Ikonya

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Traders and Trade in Colonial Ovamboland, 1925-1990

Elite Formation and the Politics of Consumption under Indirect Rule and Apartheid

Gregor Dobler

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