The International African Institute (IAI) aims to promote the scholarly study of Africa's history, societies and cultures. The institute realizes its aims primarily by means of scholarly publishing. Read more about us.
The IAI publishes the long established and prestigious journal, Africa, the annual Africa Bibliography, the International African Library series, the African Arguments series; and the Readings in… series, for use in tertiary level teaching of African studies.
Holly Porter book launch - 9 May, 6pm
Holly Porter will launch her book 'After Rape: Violence, Justice, and Social Harmony in Uganda' at the LSE on Tuesday 9 May. Click for details.
Letters from Liberia
The International African Institute, Centre of African Studies and SOAS sponsored the publication of the late J.D.Y. Peel's Letters from Liberia (ISBN 978-0-72860-407-0, 68pp, June 2016). We are pleased to make the full pdf available online here.
Letters from Liberia were semi-public documents which J.D.Y. Peel wrote regularly over a period of several years to his family and friends during visits to be with his wife, Anne Ogbigbo Peel on her UN-posting in the Grand Cape Mount region of Liberia, which also coincided with the Ebola episode. This book represents a late publication from this leading scholar of Africa with ethnographic insights into this little-written-about about country.
IAI/AFRICA at ECAS 2017
The IAI is sponsoring and convening the following panels at the ECAS 2017 conference.
- Disability and Technology in Urban and Rural Settings
- The Social Life of identity documents in Africa
- Why Is Research from Africa Invisible?
- Social Sciences Research Institutions in Post-independence Africa as subjects of research
International African Library series - call for proposals
The Institute and series editors welcome new proposals for this series. Please see further details at The International African Library page.
African Arguments - Getting Somalia Wrong? now available in Somali
Mary Harper's Getting Somalia Wrong? Faith, war and hope in a shattered state is now available in a Somali translation as a free download. See details at: zedbooks.net/blog/posts/free-somali-ebook-getting-somalia-wrong/
Ethnographic Survey of Africa
We are proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with Routledge. The series, originally published between 1950 and 1977, collected information on the peoples of Africa, using all available sources: archives, memoirs and reports as well as ethnographic research. Access the series at Routledge >>
Maxim Bolt wins BSA/BBC ethnography award
We are delighted that Maxim Bolt's book Zimbabwe's Migrants and South Africa's Border Farms: the roots of impermanence has won the 2016 British Sociological Association/BBC Thinking Allowed Ethnography Award. See www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b076mmlc