Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa

Islamic Africa: a peer-reviewed journal

Cover of Islamic Africa journalIslamic Africa is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, academic journal launched at Northwestern in 2009 by Muhammad Sani Umar. The journal was a collaborative publishing project between the Program of African Studies and Northwestern University Press seeded by the Mellon Foundation. It incorporated the earlier journal Sudanic Africa, published by John Hunwick and R.S. O’Fahey between 1990 and 2007.

Brill Academic Publishers (Leiden) took over publication of Islamic Africa in 2015. The journal publishes original research concerning Islam in Africa from the social sciences and the humanities, as well as primary source material and commentary essays related to Islamic Studies in Africa.

Submissions can be made through the online portal of the Brill website