The Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora

Africa World Press

Publications in Association with

The Harriet Tubman Institute
for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples


Paul E. Lovejoy FRSC
Distinguished Research Professor
Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History
Harriet Tubman Institute
York University,
Toronto Canada

The Harriet Tubman Series explores the African Diaspora in historical and contemporary times. It is named after Harriet Tubman (c. 1820-1913), who as a young woman fled slavery to help others escape to Canada on the Underground Railroad and subsequently fought in the U.S. Civil War to end slavery. The Tubman Series examines all aspects of the global migrations of African peoples, whether under conditions of slavery, or more recently as a product of the postcolonial conditions of the global society. The Series addresses the quest for social justice and equitable conditions of life in Africa and diaspora as revealed in history, literary studies, culture, and the performing arts. The Series focuses on the enslavement of Africans in the racialized colonial context of the Americas and the place of slavery and abolition in various global contexts centered on Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the Islamic world encompassing the regions crossing the Sahara from the Mediterranean to West Africa. The Series offers a perspective on global multiculturalism emphasizing the centrality of African peoples. The contributions to the Tubman Series are intended to promote dialogue along and across regional, religious, cultural, and political frontiers.

Editorial Board

Edward Alpers, UCLA
Carolyn A. Brown, Rutgers
Rina Cáceres, Universidad de Costa Rica
Myriam Cottias, CNRS
Mohammed Ennaji, Université Muhammad V
Toyin Falola, University of Texas
Naana Opoku-Agyemang, University of Cape Coast
Elisée Soumonni, Université Nationale du Bénin
Ibrahima Thioub, Université Cheikh Anta Diop
Ehud Toledano, Tel Aviv University
David V. Trotman, York University


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