Guidelines for Book Reviewers
We have limited space for reviews in the journal: please keep to the length and the deadline requested by the Book Review Editor.
Please include all bibliographical information at the head of the review:
Author. Title. City: Publisher, date. Number of pages. (if present) Maps. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Price. Cloth. (and/or) Paper. Or "No price reported."
Most items set off by a period/full stop, as in this sample:
Chris Abotchie. Social Control in Traditional Southern Eweland of Ghana. Relevance for Modern Crime Prevention. Legon: Ghana Universities Press, 1997. Distributed by African Books Collective Ltd., Unit 13 Kings Meadow, Ferry Hinksey Rd., Oxford OX2 0DP. vi + 154 pp. Photographs. Bibliography. Index. $18.00. Paper.
At the end of the review, please note your name, your institution (if affiliated) and city, and your e-mail address.
Please don't be afraid to make reviews lively and provocative: African Studies need not be a "dismal science"! The ASR encourages engaged writers and readers.
Many thanks for taking the time for this important service; the ASR and the profession generally are in your debt. We all rely on thoughtful and informed reviews to follow current scholarship.