African Identities has now published a double issue that I have guest-edited on the intersections between Marxism and African literatures. Inspired by George M. Gugelberger’s well-known 1985 volume, Marxism and African Literature, the issue aims to explore and highlight the myriad connections between Marxist thought and the field of African literary studies.
It has been wonderful to work on this project over the last two years with a number of terrific scholars and I’m really pleased with the final result. In addition to my introduction, the issue includes essays by John Masterson, Hayley Toth & Brendon Nicholls, Peter Maurits, Amy Riddle, Adam Mayer, Thomas Waller, Mugo Muhia, Brahim El Guabli, and Aaron Bartels-Swindells. Neil Lazarus also contributed a very insightful Afterword. You can find the full issue on the African Identities website here.