Specialty Group


The Africa Specialty Group’s mission is to enhance geographic research and scholarship on matters relating to Africa by encouraging effective communication of knowledge and information and supporting innovative approaches to geographic education on Africa.


Regular: $15
Student: $5


Samuel Adu-Prah, PhD
LDB Geography & Geology
Sam Houston State University
PO Box 2148
Huntsville, TX 77341-2027
Email: sxa054@shsu.edu

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African Geographical Review

The African Geographical Review is the journal of the AAG Africa Specialty Group. It provides a medium for the publication of geographical material relating to Africa, seeks to enhance the standing of African regional geography, and to promote a better representation of African scholarship. Articles cover all sub-fields of geography, and can be theoretical, empirical or applied in nature.

Members of the AAG’s Africa Specialty Group receive a complimentary online subscription to the journal. If you are interested in receiving this journal, consider adding a membership of the African Specialty Group to your AAG membership for just $15 per year ($5 for students). African Specialty Group members are granted an access code by the journal publisher. More information about individual and institutional subscription rates can be obtained from Taylor and Francis.


The journal seeks to enhance the standing of African regional geography and to promote a better representation of African scholarship.

The journal was founded in 1963 by the Ugandan Geographical Society at Makerere University and then called the East African Geographical Review. During the 1980s and early 1990s, publication of the journal was interrupted by political instability in Uganda but resumed in 1997. In 2000 the Africa Specialty Group of the AAG took responsibility for the journal, renaming it the African Geographical Review and broadening its scope.

Article submission

Articles can be submitted to the African Geographical Review at any time. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through Manuscript Central. All are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors and, if found suitable for further consideration, to double blind peer review by at least two independent, anonymous expert referees.

For detailed instructions about article submission see:



Godwin Arku, Western University, Canada

Associate Editor

Benjamin Neimark, Lancaster University, UK

Social Media Editor

Michael Strong, Glendale Community College

Editorial Board

Cristina D’Alessandro, Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences-Po), France; University of Ottawa, Canada
Seth Appiah-Opoku, University of Alabama, USA
Julius Atlhopheng, University of Botswana, Botswana
Adrian Bailey, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Thomas Bassett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Padraig Carmody, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Susan Craddock, University of Minnesota, USA
Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo, State University of New York-Cortland, USA
Steven Jones, University of Alabama, USA
Brian King, Penn State University, USA
Isaac Luginaah, Western University, Canada
Brij Maharaj, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

William Moseley, Macalester College, USA
Jim Murphy, Clark University, USA
Benjamin Ofori-Amoah, Western Michigan University, USA
Joseph Oppong, University of North Texas, USA
Kefa Otiso, Bowling Green State University, USA
Narcisa Pricope, University of North Carolina, USA
Maano Ramutsindela, University of Capetown, South Africa
Julie A. Silva, University of Maryland, USA
David Simon, University of London, UK
Sarah Smiley, Kent State University, USA
Aondover Tarhule, University of Oklahoma, USA
Raphael Tshimanga, University of Kinshasa, DR Congo
Joseph Yaro, University of Ghana, Ghana
Ian Yeboah, Miami University, USA
Leo Zulu, Michigan State University, USA