Revival paperback cover

Derek R. Peterson, Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival: A History of Dissent (Cambridge University Press, 2012). 


Derek R. Peterson, Creative Writing: Translation, Bookkeeping, and the Work of Imagination in Colonial Kenya (Heinemann Publishers, 2004). 

Derek R. Peterson and Richard Vokes, eds., The Unseen Archive of Idi Amin: Photographs from the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (Munich: Prestel Publishing, 2021).

APC cover

African Print Cultures: Newspapers and their Publics in Modern Africa, edited by Derek R. Peterson, Emma Hunter and Stephanie Newell (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2016).

Politics of Heritage

Derek R. Peterson, Kodzo Gavua, and Ciraj Rassool, eds., The Politics of Heritage in Africa: Economies, Histories, and Infrastructures (Cambridge University Press, 2015). 

Abolition cover

Derek R. Peterson, ed., Abolitionism and Imperialism in Britain, Africa and the Atlantic (Ohio University Press, 2010). 

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Derek R. Peterson and Giacomo Macola, eds., Recasting the Past: History Writing and Political Work in Modern Africa (Ohio University Press, 2009). 

Writing for Kenya cover

Wangari Muoria-Sal, Bodil Folke Frederiksen, John Lonsdale, and Derek R. Peterson, eds., Writing for Kenya: The Life and Works of Henry Muoria (Brill Publishers, 2009). 

Invention of Religion

Derek R. Peterson and Darren Walhof, eds., The Invention of Religion: Rethinking Belief in Politics and History (Rutgers University Press, 2002).