ASC’s reception at the 2016 annual meeting of African Studies Association last December 2, featured the launch of the first volume in the new book series, African Perspectives, co-edited by U-M professors Kelly Askew and Anne Pitcher. The series' first volume, African Print Cultures: Newspapers and Their Publics in the Twentieth Century highlights the creative work of African newspaper editors and contributors to bring an African public culture into view.

The collection of broad-ranging essays spanning more than a century's worth of newspaper publishing practices across the continent was edited by Derek R. Peterson, Professor of History and African Studies at the University of Michigan; Emma Hunter, Lecturer in African History at the University of Edinburgh; and Stephanie Newell, Professor of English and Senior Research Fellow in International and Area Studies at Yale University. For more information, visit the book series page»