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African Identities: Past and Present is a distinctive new book series which publishes cutting-edge work on the multivalent processes through which collective identities in Africa have come into being, the work they are made to do, and the varied investments that historical and contemporary actors have made in them. Books in this series unpack the contingent, flexible, fluid, and interactive nature of collective African identities, while also exploring how the boundaries of these identities are circumscribed, expanded, or otherwise challenged in ways that emphasize their constructed nature. Fostering critical conversations about the epistemological dilemmas and intellectually fraught politics of writing about such contingent categories of being in Africa is a key aim of the series.

  • General Editors: Toyin Falola, University of Texas, Austin, Carina Ray, University of Michigan