Book Reviews

Publishers of books in African studies should arrange to send books for review to:

John Lemly, Book Review Editor
African Studies Review
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley MA 01075 USA
Voice: (413) 538-2448
Fax: (413) 538-2128

In the interest of preserving academic independence in the ASR reviews, we cannot accept unsolicited reviews.

The Book Review Editors seek individuals well qualified by research interest and publications to review books in their specific areas of expertise. In exchange for writing a publishable book review, the author of the book review gets to keep the book. No other remuneration is provided.

We respect the right of the book reviewer to write her/his own assessment of a book, and we have no intention of editing that judgment. At the same time, we may need to edit for length, spelling, and expression, and will confer with our book reviewers on such matters whenever we propose changes.

Guidelines on format and submission requirements for those invited to review books.

How to become a book reviewer

The editors of the ASR invite individuals, whether members of the African Studies Association or not, to participate in the process of reviewing books. If you want to become an ASR book reviewer, please click here, follow this link, and log in as a "Guest" to access the reviewer form where you can describe your expertise, and then submit the completed form on line.We recommend using Firefox v2 or v3, Internet Explorer, or Safari browsers.