Readings in African Studies

This series seeks to make the best and most exciting works in Africanist social sciences and humanities available to students by publishing a representative collection of essays on a given topic--especially in areas where standard textbooks have been lacking. Definitive works are merged with significant new writings to represent all regions of Africa and forward the best in contemporary scholarship. The emphasis of the series is on newly emerging fields and cross-disciplinary topics. Inquiries may be addressed to Dee Mortensen, Editorial Director,

Jocelyn Alexander and David Pratten, editors

Readings in Modernity in Africa

Edited by Peter Geschiere, Birgit Meyer and Peter Pels

Paperback  $24.95