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University of Bradford academic publishes second book

8 November 13

Dr David Harris, a leading expert in African Studies, is to launch his latest book at the University of Bradford on Tuesday 12 November.

Sierra Leone: A Political History, published by Hurst Publishers, closely examines 225 years of Sierra Leone’s history and further explores fifty years of independence.

Formerly at the School of Oriental and African Studies and now a Lecturer in African Studies, Department of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, Dr Harris specialises in West African politics and in particular Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Dr Harris, who will host the event alongside the chair, Professor David Francis, will offer a brief presentation about the book as well as taking a look at his most recent work and research findings. He said: “The book endeavours to be academically rigorous but written in a language more widely accessible. It also aims to place the country in a global context, to be a new contribution to the debate for those who already know Sierra Leone and a solid point of entry for those who wish to know.”

The event is free to attend and will include a drinks reception at the University of Bradford's Re:centre at 5pm on 12 of November. The author will be available to sign any book which is purchased on the evening, at a specially-reduced price.

For more information on Dr David Harris visit his profile: DrDavidHarris/about

8 November 13

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Out of office hours call 07879 437996. Alternatively, e-mail or fax on (01274) 236280.