Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies

Since 1970

About Us

Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies is an interdisciplinary journal of African Studies. Named after the Swahili word for comprehension, understanding or being, Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies is committed views about social issues, addressing both the general reader and the scholar. Since its establishment in 1970, Ufahamu continues to challenge and correct misconceptions about Africa, thereby creating relevant criteria for African Studies. It publishes material supportive of the African revolution and socially significant works of African history, politics, economics, sociology, anthropology, law, planning and development, literature and other topics about the continent and the African Diaspora.


2015-2016 Editorial Board

(read more about the Ufahamu team here)


Nana Osei-Opare & Jeremy Jacob Peretz

Senior Editors

Amanda Domingues and Janice Levi

Art & Exhibition Editor

Lauren Taylor


Chelsi Dimm

Domale Tube Keys

Makeda Njoroge

Elaine Sullivan

Madina Thiam

Amber Withers


Claire Pfitzinger

Emeritus & Contributing Editors

Emily Milstein

Sanyu R.K. Mulira