Bayreuth African Studies presents essays and monographs on African
literature, linguistics, musicology, sociology and religion.
Bayreuth African Studies endeavours to promote cooperation with African research
institutions and African scholars. Its publications are an attempt to open up critical
dialogue between scholars of the South and the North and, considering the limited
facilities for publication in Africa, to provide a platform for critical views from
Africa in the first place.
Bayreuth African Studies is an independent publication venture, financed
exclusively through sales and adverts. It is not subsidised or sponsored in any way.
This is one of the reasons that Bayreuth African Studies has so far not satisfactorily
succeeded in bringing the books to where they are most needed: in the libraries of the
African universities. The problems, which African universities have in providing for
the basic needs of students and researchers are well known. Understocking with
critical and scholarly publications is due to lack of funds, lack of foreign exchange,
due to soft currency.
What the critics say
"Bayreuth African Studies produces a stream of texts on African cultural issues
that few British or American publishers appear able to rival... I wish to applaud the
result of the endeavour" - Jane Plastow in African Theatre Playwrights and
"Une collection riche en publications de grande qualité" - Abdourahman
Waberi in Hommes & Migration
We need your help
The book famine or the book drought are much talked about. We wish to
propose a personal remedial initiative in the form of a book donation to an African
university or public library of your choice. For this donation scheme, we offer all
titles of Bayreuth African Studies at a 30% discount.
For your book donation, please give the following information:
- name and address of the library
- name of the librarian in charge or the chief librarian (if possible)
- the titles and the number of the copies you wish to donate
After receipt of payment we provide:
- a tax deductable invoice
- shipping of the books free of charge
- a covering letter to the librarian, stating the name and address of the donor
After having received your donation, the librarian will acknowledge receipt in a
personal letter to you. If you should wish to enter a subscription on all new titles
as a donation for an African university or public library, it is understood that the
30% donation discount will be deducted from the already reduced subscription price.
For further information and orders, please write to:
Eckhard Breitinger, Bayreuth African Studies,
Universität Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, GERMANY
Fax: (0)921-55 3627 or e-mail: