- From the Editors
With this issue we are very pleased to welcome John Lemly as the Book Review Editor for the African Studies Review. We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration as all the editors seek to publish the very best scholarship on Africa in our journal.
John Lemly is a professor of English and African studies and Chair of the English Department at Mount Holyoke College. From 2002 to 2006 he directed the Five College African Scholars Program with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The program brought young scholars to the Five Colleges from the continent for semester-long fellowships to work on research and writing projects. Trained in British and American drama, John shifted his own professional focus after Fulbright sabbaticals in Ghana in the 1990s and more recently at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa. He writes on drama and fiction in West and southern Africa. [End Page iii]