Africa Review of Books
The Council for the Development of Social Science
Research in Africa (CODESRIA) has announced arrangements for the publication
of the Africa Review of Books. For CODESRIA, the project dates back
more than a decade and grew out of a felt need, expressed by members
of the African academic community, to produce a publication of high
scholarly standing that would be a useful resource for all those who
are actively engaged in research in and on Africa.
The Review is designed to:
• serve, in a broad sense, as a multi-disciplinary forum for critical
analyses, discussion and debate about Africa, both historically and
• bring to the attention of the scholarly community works of significance
which are published within Africa and which might otherwise be lost
for lack of proper dissemination;
• undertake a regular assessment of major works published on Africa
outside the continent;
• produce short state-of-the-art commentaries on concepts, methodology
and trends in the study of Africa and African affairs; and
• take regular stock of the evolution of the various disciplines
and what this implies for the study of Africa.
The Review will be a bi-annual publication in
English and French with an initial print run of 2500 copies per edition.
The Council is currently looking at proposals from African social science
research institutions willing to host the editorial office of the publication.
In line with CODESRIA's Charter-mandate of strengthening
the institutional basis of knowledge production in Africa, the Review
will be located within an African institution actively involved in social
research. In this connection, institutions which are interested in hosting
the Review on behalf of the Council and the African social research
community have been invited to submit proposals on the modalities they
would employ for the management and production of the publication. The
proposals were due on 1st November 2002.
For more information about the project and the
selection procedure, contact
The Executive Secretary,
CODESRIA, P.O. Box 3304, Dakar, Senegal.
+221-825 98 22/23 (tel); +221 824 12 89 (fax)
[BPN no 31, 2002, p. 14.]
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