Benjamin Lawrance is new Editor-in-Chief of ASR

The Executive Board of the African Studies Association has selected Benjamin N. Lawrance as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Africa Studies Review. Joining him as Editorial Board members are two other GSA members: Akosua Adomako Ampofo and Ben Talton. “Dr. Lawrance is a prize-winning historian of social justice who studies comparative historical and contemporary slavery,…

Kwame Essien launches book at Brazilian Embassy, Accra

Ambassador Laudemar Goncalves de Aguiar Neto, Charge d’Affaires, Brazilian Embassy in Ghana invited Professor Kwame Essien to launch his book Brazilian-African Diaspora in Ghana: The Tabom, Slavery, Dissonance of Memory, Identity, and Locating Home at the Brazilian Embassy in Accra, Ghana. The book is about ex-slaves from Brazil and how they resettled in Gã Mãŋ, Accra from the 1820s after…

GSA Year in Review – 2016

At last, the GSA’s Year in Review (2016) is finally here! Viewing our many accomplishments from the distance that February affords makes them appear all the more impressive! GSA members have published new books and innovative articles in leading journals, while also editing a dynamic range of special issues and edited collections.  Our brilliance and…