World-renowned historian Professor Robert Maxon’s book published in time for 2011 ASA annual meeting

Cambria Press is proud to announce the publication of Britain and Kenya’s Constitutions, 1950–1960 by renowned historian, Robert Maxon. Professor Maxon’s valuable contributions to the field of African history are widely known and lauded. In fact, his accomplishments have led to the establishment of a prestigious African history scholarship in his name by West Virginia University– the Robert M. Maxon Graduate Scholarship in Modern African History.

His latest scholarly book by Cambria Press will no doubt be just as well received as his previous publications. Professor Maxon will be presenting at the 2011 African Studies Association ( ASA) annual meeting and the following is a short Q&A session as a prelude to his book. This latest title in African Studies by Cambria Press will be on display at the Cambria Press booth (#418) in the book exhibit hall.

As a prelude, here is the Q&A session with Professor Maxon on his book and the other areas of research on which he believes more work should be done.

Ethiopian Journal of Health Development Book Review: Water Resources Management in Ethiopia

Congratulations to Drs. Helmut Kloos and Worku Legesse on the rave review of their book, Water Resources Management in Ethiopia: Implications for the Nile Basin in the Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, which commends it for being “admirable” and “a highly valuable contribution.”

The African Professor Who Speaks Fluent Cantonese and Mandarin

Adams Bodomo, author of Africans in China

Adams Bodomo, the African professor who speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin among other languages, is impressive not only for his multilingual prowess but also for his unique research. While there are numerous studies on the Chinese presence in Africa, there are only a handful of articles that focus on the African presence in China.

Breaking new ground on Africa’s newest Diaspora, Professor Bodomo is the author of the first book-length study on Africans in China. In his forthcoming book, he addresses the crucial question: What is it like to be an African in China?

In his foreword to the book, noted sociologist Kwesi Kwaa Prah, Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS), states that “the issues covered in this book are remarkable. The lucidity and ease with which the narrative runs is masterly. Bodomo expresses himself and raises issues with simplicity and analytical candour.”

About the author: Adams Bodomo is the director of the African Studies Program at the School of Humanities, University of Hong Kong. Dr. Bodomo has been an invited lecturer at several leading institutions, including Yale University, SOAS, and Peking University. He is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University.

Africans in China: A Sociocultural Study and Its Implications on Africa-China Relations is scheduled to be published in the late spring/early summer of 2012.

Professor Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania) launches Cambria Sinophone World Series

Cambria Press is proud to announce a new series that has evolved from an earlier one, the Culture, Literature, & Religion in Greater China Book Series.

The series will now be known as the Cambria Sinophone World Series to herald its new leadership and vision.

The Sinophone world refers to Sinitic-language cultures and communities born of colonial and postcolonial histories on the margins of geopolitical nation-states all across the world.

Professor Victor H. Mair (University of Pennsylvania) is the series editor.

The members of the editorial board are:

• Ann Huss (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

• Xiaofei Kang (George Washington University)

• Jianmei Liu (University of Maryland)

• Haun Saussy (University of Chicago)

• Tansen Sen (Baruch College)

• Shu-mei Shih (UCLA)

• Jing Tsu (Yale University)

• David Der-wei Wang (Harvard University)

Download the Cambria Sinophone World Series Flier.

Manuscript proposals are welcome.

All inquiries should be directed to sinophone@cambriapress.com.

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