African Historical Review

The African Historical Review is the successor to Kleio: A Journal of Historical Studies from Africa, which was published by the Department of History at the University of South Africa (Unisa) for more than thirty-five years. It therefore has a long and distinguished history. Originally conceived as a research and teaching forum for histories taught in the Department and to promote the work of students and staff, the journal has more recently been transformed into a publication in which high quality articles on a wide variety of historical subjects have appeared. The outstanding level of professional research and writing displayed in the journal has been recognised internationally, and from 2004 it became an accredited academic journal in South Africa, earning subsidy from the Department of Education. It is being relaunched as the African Historical Review in order to attract both a broader readership and contributor base and to showcase scholarship beyond southern Africa thus emphasising its intention to articulate southern African studies with continental African scholarship.

The African Historical Review is distinguished from other southern African historical journals in being independent of any professional society or association, thus encouraging a wider range of content and diversity of opinion, topic and authorship. Its mission, as befits its base in Africa and its new name, is to be transdisciplinary, responsive to theoretical developments in research relating to the the continent of Africa and within fields closely linked to historical and heritage studies (including teaching) more generally. We welcome contributions from both established and younger scholars on themes from or in Africa, and would like to encourage innovative writing and research on a variety of topics and with an array of theoretical frameworks.

Biannual.

Publisher: 
Routledge
ISSN (print): 
17532523
ISSN (online): 
17532531

Latest articles

Volume 49 (2)

Coloured Cabinets: A Reflection on Material Culture as a Marker of Coloured Identity in Cloetesville, South Africa
vol. 49 (2): 1-21
Legacy Underplayed or Ignored? Tsietsi Mashinini: The Forgotten Warrior of South Africa's Liberation Struggle
vol. 49 (2): 22-47
Thabo Mbeki: Understanding a Philosopher of Liberation
vol. 49 (2): 48-71
“Comrade Mzala”: Memory Construction and Legacy Preservation
vol. 49 (2): 72-101
The Mothers of South African Anthropology
vol. 49 (2): 102-109
As the Crow Flies: My Bushman Experience with 31 Battalion
vol. 49 (2): 110-111
Imperiale Somer: Suid-Afrika tussen Oorlog en Unie, 1902–1910
vol. 49 (2): 112-114
Understanding Zimbabwe: From Liberation to Authoritarianism
vol. 49 (2): 115-118
Making Sense of Somali History: Volume One
vol. 49 (2): 119-122

Volume 49 (1)

Europe’s First Settler Colonial Incursion into Africa: The Genocide of aboriginal Canary Islanders
vol. 49 (1): 1-26
Europe’s First Settler Colonial Incursion into Africa: The Genocide of aboriginal Canary Islanders
vol. 49 (1): 1-26
Narratives in Anecdotes, Memory and Interlocutors: An Early Engagement with Neville Alexander’s Story
vol. 49 (1): 27-45
Narratives in Anecdotes, Memory and Interlocutors: An Early Engagement with Neville Alexander’s Story
vol. 49 (1): 27-45
The Idea of a Good and Bad Gemeinschaft in William Bloke Modisane’s Autobiography, Blame Me on History
vol. 49 (1): 46-67
The Idea of a Good and Bad Gemeinschaft in William Bloke Modisane’s Autobiography, Blame Me on History
vol. 49 (1): 46-67
Free and Fair? Rhodesians Reflect on the Elections of 1979 and 1980
vol. 49 (1): 68-90
Free and Fair? Rhodesians Reflect on the Elections of 1979 and 1980
vol. 49 (1): 68-90
“By Whatever Means Necessary!”: Surviving in Post-2000 Zimbabwe
vol. 49 (1): 91-103
“By Whatever Means Necessary!”: Surviving in Post-2000 Zimbabwe
vol. 49 (1): 91-103
Solidarity Road: The Story of a Trade Union in the Ending of Apartheid
vol. 49 (1): 104-105