The Africa Institute is thrilled to announce that the inaugural issue of “Monsoon: Journal of Indian Ocean Rim” is now available for free access until September 30, 2023.
Published by Duke University Press in collaboration with The Africa Institute, this interdisciplinary journal presents a remarkable opportunity for scholars and researchers to delve into the captivating world of the Indian Ocean region.
“Monsoon” features original and innovative research essays, as well as special thematic issues, that deeply analyze the cultural, historical, and political circumstances shaping the littoral societies of the Indian Ocean. This peer-reviewed, biannual publication aims to elevate the prominence of Indian Ocean studies and bring to light the research on societies, arts, and cultures within the basin.
Recognizing the need to bridge existing gaps in literature, “Monsoon” actively highlights the often-neglected African and Gulf societies within the Indian Ocean region. By exploring diverse environments and cultures fostered by the monsoon, the journal opens new pathways for understanding the intricate connections that transcend borders and influence global dynamics.
The Collaborative Force Behind “Monsoon”
“Monsoon: Journal of Indian Ocean Rim” is co-edited by esteemed scholars Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf, Professor of Anthropology at Georgetown University in Qatar, and Jeremy Prestholdt, Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. Their expertise ensures that the journal encompasses a wide range of perspectives and maintains a rigorous academic standard.
The collaboration between Duke University Press and The Africa Institute has brought forth a groundbreaking publication that propels Indian Ocean studies to the forefront of academic discourse. By fostering dialogue and engagement, “Monsoon” provides a valuable resource for scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts interested in exploring the multifaceted dynamics of the Indian Ocean region.
To access the journal and explore the first issue, visit the official website.
Monsoon Journal’s Editorial Office Manager
Associate Director, The Africa Institute