Nwando Achebe

Domaine de recherche


Pays de résidence

États-Unis d'Amérique


Jack & Margaret Sweet Endowed Professor of History; Editor-in-chief, Journal of West African History


Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Adresse électronique



Department of History
Michigan State University,
141D Old Horticulture
East Lansing, Michigan 48824 USA


phone: (517) 884-4875
fax: (517) 353-5599

Site de web

https://history.msu.edu/people/faculty/nwando-achebe/ ; https://nwandoachebe.com/

Pays de spécialisation



Nwando Achebe is an award winning scholar and the Jack and Margaret Sweet Endowed Professor of History at Michigan State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2000. She served as a Ford Foundation and Fulbright-Hays Scholar-in-Residence at The Hansberry African Studies Institute and History Department of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1996 and 1998.

Her research interests involve the use of oral history in the study of women, gender and power in West Africa.


She teaches survey and specialized courses in African History, West African History and African Women's/Gender History.


Female Monarchs and Merchant Queens in Africa ISBN 978-0821424070
‎Athens: Ohio University Press, 2020
Book web page: https://www.ohioswallow.com/author/Nwando+Achebe

History of West Africa E-Course Book. ISBN 978-9983960204
Book web-page: https://wasscehistorytextbook.com

A Companion to African History. ISBN 047065631X
Book web-page: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/A+Companion+to+African+History-p-9781119063506

Holding the World Together: African Women in Changing Perspective ISBN 9780299321109
Book web-page: https://books.google.com/books/about/Holding_the_World_Together.html?id=jN8zvQEACAAJ

The Female King of Colonial Nigeria: Ahebi Ugbabe. ISBN 0253222486
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2011.
Winner, 2013 Aidoo-Snyder Book Award;
Winner, 2012 Barbara "Penny" Kanner Book Award;
Winner, 2012 Gita Chaudhuri Book Award
Book web-page: http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=406796

Farmers, Traders, Warriors and Kings: Female Power and Authority in Northern Igboland, 1900-1960 Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2005. ISBN 0325070784
Book web-page: http://www.heinemann.com/products/E07078.aspx


oral history ; women studies ; gender ; power ; West Africa.