African Arguments is published in association with the International Africa Institute, the Royal African Society and the World Peace Foundation.

Written by experts with an unrivalled knowledge of the continent, African Arguments is a series of concise, engaging books that address the key issues currently facing Africa. Topical and thought-provoking, accessible but in-depth, they provide essential reading for anyone interested in getting to the heart of both why contemporary Africa is the way it is and how it is changing. Published in association with the International Africa Institute, the Royal African Society and the World Peace Foundation.

Titles in series

Israel in Africa

Security, Migration, Interstate Politics

Yotam Gidron

South Sudan’s Injustice System

Law and Activism on the Frontline

Rachel Ibreck
With a preface by Alex de Waal

Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics

How the Internet Era is Transforming Politics in Kenya

Nanjala Nyabola

Pentecostal Republic

Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria

Ebenezer Obadare

Taxing Africa

Coercion, Reform and Development

Mick Moore, Wilson Prichard, and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

The Trial of Hissène Habré

How the People of Chad Brought a Tyrant to Justice

Celeste Hicks

Women and the War on Boko Haram

Wives, Weapons, Witnesses

Hilary Matfess

Congo's Violent Peace

Conflict and Struggle Since the Great African War

Kris Berwouts

State of Rebellion

Violence and Intervention in the Central African Republic

Louisa Lombard


How a People's Science Helped End an Epidemic

Paul Richards

Congo's Environmental Paradox

Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty

Theodore Trefon


Why Economists Get It Wrong

Morten Jerven

Africa's New Oil

Power, Pipelines and Future Fortunes

Celeste Hicks

Africa Uprising

Popular Protest and Political Change

Adam Branch and Zachariah Mampilly

The Democratic Republic of Congo

Between Hope and Despair

Michael Deibert

The Great African Land Grab?

Agricultural Investments and the Global Food System

Lorenzo Cotula

Sexuality and Social Justice in Africa

Rethinking Homophobia and Forging Resistance

Marc Epprecht

Youth and Revolution in Tunisia

Alcinda Honwana

Africa and the War on Drugs

Edited by Neil Carrier and Gernot Klantschnig

Chocolate Nations

Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa

Órla Ryan

Getting Somalia Wrong?

Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State

Mary Harper

Africa's Odious Debts

How Foreign Loans and Capital Flight Bled a Continent

Léonce Ndikumana and James K. Boyce

Congo Masquerade

The Political Culture of Aid Inefficiency and Reform Failure

Theodore Trefon

Climate Change in Africa

Camilla Toulmin
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