Zed Books is home to one of the most prestigious, identifiable and well-respected Africa Studies lists within scholarly publishing. Its reputation spans the UK, US, Europe and across Africa. The list includes a number of iconic series, many of which are the outcome of long standing partnerships with world renowned organisations.

Here at Zed Books, our publishing out put is both interdisciplinary and international in focus. As such we actively solicits work from across a broad range of subjects and disciplines, which adds to the richness of our Africa list. Our Africa titles span Politics, International Relations, Development Studies, Security Studies, Agriculture, Post-colonial Studies, History, Urban Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies as well as Cultural studies. Our series are focussed on continent-wide thematic issues, with each series designed and suited with a particular level of study in mind.

Titles in subject

BRICS and Resistance in Africa

Contention, Assimilation and Co-optation

Edited by Justin van der Merwe, Patrick Bond, and Nicole Dodd

Liberia's Women Veterans

War, Roles and Reintegration

Leena Vastapuu
Illustrated by Emmi Nieminen

South Sudan’s Injustice System

Law and Activism on the Frontline

Rachel Ibreck
With a preface by Alex de Waal

Social Media and Politics in Africa

Democracy, Censorship and Security

Edited by Maggie Dwyer and Thomas Molony

Negotiating Public Services in the Congo

State, Society and Governance

Edited by Tom De Herdt and Kristof Titeca

Agricultural Reform in Rwanda

Authoritarianism, Markets and Zones of Governance

Chris Huggins

State of Slum

Precarity and Informal Governance at the Margins in Accra

Paul Stacey

Tanzania's Informal Economy

The Micro-politics of Street Vending

Alexis Malefakis

Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America

Economic Networks and Cultural Interactions

Edited by Ute Röschenthaler and Alessandro Jedlowski

South Sudan's Civil War

Violence, Insurgency and Failed Peacemaking

John Young

AIDS in the Shadow of Biomedicine

Inside South Africa's Epidemic

Isak Niehaus
Published in association with the International African Institute


The Dynamics of Neoliberal Transformation

Edited by Jörg Wiegratz, Giuliano Martiniello, and Elisa Greco

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

Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia

State Policy and Smallholder Farming

Edited by Atakilte Beyene

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

Violence in African Elections

Between Democracy and Big Man Politics

Edited by Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs and Jesper Bjarnesen


Stories of Strength and Sorrow from Eastern Congo

Theodore Trefon and Noël Kabuyaya

Building a Capable State

Service Delivery in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Ian Palmer, Nishendra Moodley, and Susan Parnell

Women and the War on Boko Haram

Wives, Weapons, Witnesses

Hilary Matfess

Understanding West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic

Towards a Political Economy

Edited by Ibrahim Abdullah and Ismail Rashid

Burkina Faso

A History of Power, Protest, and Revolution

Ernest Harsch

Congo's Violent Peace

Conflict and Struggle Since the Great African War

Kris Berwouts
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