Books Available for Review


RAL welcomes scholars to contact us if they would be interested in reviewing one of our available books for review. We ask that potential reviewers request only one book at a time and also that all reviewers keep their reviews to around 500 words and send us their review in three to four months. Our available list of books is below:

August, Tyrone, Dennis Brutus: The South African Years 

Barrett, Paul, 'Membering Austin Clarke

Berrian, Brenda F., Race, Identity, and Privilege from the US to the Congo

Bishop, Stephen L., Scripting Shame in African Literature

Boswell, Barbara, And Wrote My Story Anyway: Black South African Women’s Novels as Feminism

Campbell, Bolaji, Fabric of Immortality: Ancestral Power, Performance, and Agency in Egungun Artistry

Dean, Andrew, Metafiction and the Postwar Novel

Diala, Isidore, Obumselu on African Literature: The Intellectual Muse

Diala, Isidore, The Politics and New Humanism of André Brink

Fraiture, Pierre-Philippe, Past Imperfect: Time and African Decolonization, 1945-1960

Gaudioso, Roberto, The Voice of the Text and its Body: The Continuous Reform of Euphrase Kezilahabi’s Poetics

Glover, Kaiama L., A Regarded Self:Caribbean Womanhood and the Ethics of Disorderly Being

Goldblatt, Cullen, Beyond Collective Memory: Structural Complicity and Future Freedoms in Senegalese and South African Narratives 

Hiddleston, Jane, and Khalid Lyamlahy, Abdelkébir Khatibi: Postcolonialism, Transnationalism, and Culture in the Maghreb and Beyond

Jackson, Jeanne-Marie, The African Novel of Ideas: Philosophy and Individualism in the Age of Global Writing 

Leman, Peter. Singing the Law: Oral Jurisprudence and the Crisis of Colonial Modernity in East African Literature

Lewis, Desiree, and Gabeba Baderoon (Eds.), Surfacing: On being black and feminist in South Africa

Muhonja, Brillian. Radical Utu: Critical Ideas and Ideals of Wangari Muta Maathai

Parker, John,  In My Time of Dying: A History of Death and the Dead in West Africa

Past, Mariana and Benjamin Hebblethwaite (Eds.), Stirring the Pot of Haitian History by Michel-Ralph Trouillot

Suhr-Sytsma, Nathan, Poetry, Print, and the Making of Postcolonial Literature

Tchumkam, Hervé, Precarious Lives and Marginal Bodies in North Africa

ten Kortenaar, Neil, Debt, Law, Realism: Nigerian Writers Imagine the State at Independence

Twidle, Hedley, Experiments with Truth: Narrative Non-Fiction and the Coming of Democracy in South Africa

Vincent, Kerry, An Introduction to the Literature of Eswantini

Willan, Brian, Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje, 1876-1932

Williams, Merle, Hospitalities: Transitions and Transgressions, North and South

Wolff, Ernest, Mongameli Mabona: His Life and Work

Yastremski, Slava I., Michael M. Naydan, and Maria Badanova (trans.), Nikolai Gumilev's Africa