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AAAS Publications

Research in African Literatures

Research in African Literatures is recognized internationally as the world's premier scholarly journal devoted to the publication of peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of the literatures of Africa, both oral and written. RAL is open to a wide range of critical and theoretical approaches. Kwaku Larbi Korang serves as editor and is assisted by associate editor Adeleke Adeeko and managing editor Molly Reinhoudt. The journal is published quarterly by Indiana University Press and is an official journal of both the African Literature Association and the African Literatures Division of the Modern Language Association.

Established at the University of Texas by Bernth Lindfors in 1970, the editorial office of RAL was brought to The Ohio State University by the late Richard Bjornson in 1989, when Indiana University Press became the journal's publisher. Later, under the editorships of F. Abiola Irele and the late John Conteh-Morgan, RAL broadened its focus to include African literatures considered with other forms of cultural expression, African literatures in an international context, and the relationship between African literatures and those of the metropole and of the recent and historical African diaspora. RAL frequently publishes special issues on topics of timely interest as well as a lively forum, and each issue contains reviews of the latest scholarly works in the field.

Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men

Spectrum is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary research journal published semiannually by Indiana University Press. The journal's articles focus on issues related to aspects of Black men's experiences, including such topics as gender, masculinities, and race/ethnicity. Reflecting the multidisciplinary focus of the journal, Spectrum is edited by Judson L. Jeffries, of the Department of African American and African Studies. The editor is also assisted by book review editor Omari L. Dyson and managing editor Molly Reinhoudt.