Crossing Places

New Research in African Studies

Charlotte Baker & Zoe Norridge



Crossing Places: New Research in African Studies brings together the work of twelve international research students, united by their interest in Africa. This new generation of scholars is questioning existing disciplinary frameworks and looking for new academic approaches to African history and culture in the twenty-first century. The volume explores the themes of crossing through time and space, encounters across generations and the renegotiation of identity for the future. Incorporating insights from the worlds of literary theory, history, anthropology and philosophy, the collection offers a sample of new research in African Studies with a wide geographical range, from Algeria to South Africa, from Cameroon to Zimbabwe.


An exciting collection which brings together new directions in African studies. Theoretically sharp and empirically rich, this book provides useful snapshots of a diverse and complex field that has much to contribute to current understandings of globalization. -Francoise Lionnet


Dr Charlotte Baker is a Senior Lecturer in European Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University.

Dr Zoe Norridge joined King’s College London in September 2012. Prior to King’s she was a Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of York.