Africa Now

Africa Now is an exciting new series published by NAI in association with Zed Books. Featuring high-quality, cutting-edge research from leading academics, the series will address the big issues confronting Africa today.

Accessible but in-depth and wide-ranging, Africa Now will engage with the critical political, economic, sociological and development debates affecting the continent, shedding new light on pressing concerns.

The books are available as paperback, hardback, and ebook. They can be purchased directly from Zed Books. Most of the books are available also via e.g. Adlibris.

Samples from the books are available if there is a 'Read a chapter here' link in the right-hand column in DiVA.

Beyene, Atakilte (red.) Agricultural transformation in Ethiopia: state policy and smallholder farming 2018
Söderberg Kovacs, Mimmi ; Bjarnesen, Jesper (red.) Violence in African elections: between democracy and Big Man politics 2018
Utas, Mats ; Higate, Paul (red.) Private security in Africa: from the global assemblage to the everyday 2017
Themnér, Anders (red.) Warlord democrats in Africa: ex-military leaders and electoral politics 2017
Melber, Henning (red.) The rise of Africa's middle class: myths, realities and critical engagements 2016
Hagmann, Tobias ; Reyntjens, Filip (red.) Aid and authoritarianism in Africa: development without democracy 2016
De Coning, Cedric ; Gelot, Linnéa ; Karlsrud, John (red.) The future of African peace operations: from the Janjaweed to Boko Haram 2016
Reddy, Thiven South Africa, settler colonialism and the failures of liberal democracy 2015
Åkesson, Lisa ; Eriksson Baaz, Maria (red.) Africa's return migrants: the new developers? 2015
Sjögren, Anders ; Murunga, Godwin R. ; Okello, Duncan (red.) Kenya: the struggle for a new constitutional order 2014
Lee, Margaret C. Africa's world trade: informal economies and globalization from below 2014
Laakso, Liisa ; Hautaniemi, Petri (red.) Diasporas, Development and Peacemaking in the Horn of Africa 2014
Kinyanjui, Mary Njeri Women and the informal economy in urban Africa: from the margins to the centre 2014
Hammar, Amanda (red.) Displacement Economies in Africa: Paradoxes of Crisis and Creativity 2014
Cheru, Fantu ; Modi, Renu (red.) Agricultural Development and Food Security in Africa: The Impact of Chinese, Indian and Brazilian Investments 2013
Eriksson Baaz, Maria ; Stern, Maria Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War?: Perceptions, Prescriptions, Problems in the Congo and Beyond 2013
Matondi, Prosper B. Zimbabwe's fast-track land reform 2012
Utas, Mats (red.) African conflicts and Informal Power: Big Men and Networks 2012
Havnevik, Kjell ; Matondi, Prosper B. ; Beyene, Atakilte (red.) Biofuels, Land Grabbing and Food Security in Africa 2011
Obi, Cyril I. ; Rustad, Siri Aas (red.) Oil and Insurgency in the Niger Delta: Managing the Complex Politics of Petroviolence 2011
Thorsen, Dorte ; Hashim, Iman Child Migration in Africa 2011
Lindell, Ilda (red.) Africa's informal workers: Collective agency, alliances and transnational organizing in urban Africa 2010
Cheru, Fantu ; Obi, Cyril (red.) The Rise of China and India in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Critical Interventions 2010

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