The Heat Is On!
A Letter from the General Editor of the Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora:
In this United Nations recognized International Year for People of African Descent, it is fitting that the Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora, a collaboration between Africa World Press and the Harriet Tubman Institute at York University, announces the publication of several new books that are devoted to the dissemination of new knowledge about Africa, the African Diaspora and people of African descent.
The Harriet Tubman Series, explores the African Diaspora and the implications and influences on Africa in historical and contemporary times. It is named after Harriet Tubman (c.1820-1913), who as a young woman fled slavery in Maryland and subsequently helped others escape slavery and racial oppression in the United States. The Harriet Tubman Series, named in recognition of the "Moses" of her people, 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 the Diaspora as revealed in history, literary studies, culture, and the performing arts. The Series is centered on Africa, and encompasses the Indian Ocean and the Islamic world crossing the Sahara from the Mediterranean to West Africa. Contributions in the Series are intended to promote dialogue along and across regional, religious, cultural, and political frontiers.
Manuscripts and proposals for inclusion in the Tubman Series are welcome and can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul E. Lovejoy
Harriet Tubman Series General Editor