SERIES EDITORS: Besi Brillian Muhonja and Babacar M’Baye


Critical African Studies in Gender and Sexuality publishes innovative, interdisciplinary research on intersections of gender, sexuality, and other political, social, economic, cultural, and geographic identity markers. The series has particular interest in groundbreaking scholarship on herstories/histories, elements and politics of gender and sexuality that center critical African thought and philosophies within global contemporary theoretical debates across the disciplines. Thus, manuscripts exploring gender relationships, queer identities, sexualities, masculinities, and femininities within both Africa and its Diaspora in interdisciplinary contexts are highly encouraged.

We are actively seeking proposals for academic works that fit this series.


Besi Brillian Muhonja is associate professor of Africana Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and African Literatures and Cultures at James Madison University

Babacar M’Baye is associate professor of Black Diasporan and African Francophone literatures at Kent State University

Please address inquiries to:

Besi Brillian Muhonja

Babacar M’Baye


  • Nkiru Nzegwu, Binghamton University
  • Achola Pala, Plothatcher Institute
  • Melinda Adams, James Madison University
  • Binyavanga Wainaina, Independent Scholar
  • Ashley Currier, University of Cincinnati
  • Betty Wambui, State University of New York, Oneonta
  • Jane Rarieya, Aga Khan University
  • Olufemi Taiwo, Cornell University
  • Cheikh Thiam, Ohio State University


To submit a manuscript for consideration by Lexington Books, please send the following:

  • a prospectus (see below for details)
  • a detailed table of content
  • a sample chapter
  • your curriculum vitae

If you are proposing an edited collection, please include titles, affiliations, and brief resumes for each of the contributors. In lieu of sample chapters for an edited collection, we would prefer abstracts of each chapter.

The prospectus should include:

  1. description of the book, what makes it unique, and why you are qualified to write it?
  2. A description of your target audience (undergraduate or graduate students? scholars? professionals?).
  3. An analysis of competing or similar books (including publishers and dates).
  4. A list of courses in which your book might be used as a text or supplementary text.
  5. An indication of whether any part of your manuscript has been published previously, and if it is a doctoral dissertation, what changes you are proposing to prepare it for publication.
  6. The word count of the MS; and if the manuscript is not complete, an estimate of when it will be finished.
  7. The names of four to seven respected scholars in your field with whom you have no personal or professional relationship. Include their titles, affiliations, and e-mail addresses.
  8. An indication of whether the manuscript is under consideration by other publishers.

Please do not send your entire manuscript.

An acquisitions editor will contact you to request additional materials.

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