A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Written by Daniel L. Schafer, author of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner, Revised and Expanded Edition   In 1806, at the public market in Rufisque, a coastal fishing village in Senegal, West Africa, a thirteen-year-old girl named Anta Madjiguène Ndiaye was sold as a slave to merchants from nearby Gorée … Continue reading A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Book Tour Recap: Dancing in Blackness

Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir By Halifu Osumare   Author Halifu Osumare has just concluded a three-month series of speaking engagements for her new book, Dancing in Blackness. Between March and June, Osumare traveled from California to New York to Barbados. She enjoyed reading from her book, talking about her experiences as a professional dancer who … Continue reading Book Tour Recap: Dancing in Blackness

New Edition: Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley

Florida Historical Society Charlton Tebeau Award   "A fascinating look at an extraordinary woman and the complexities of slavery beyond the common image of slavery in the South."—Booklist "Remarkable. . . . Put[s] a voice and face to slavery in Florida during Spanish and American rule."—American Historical Review "An absorbing account of Anna Madgigine Jai … Continue reading New Edition: Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley

Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

The University Press of Florida proudly presents our most recent award-winning titles and authors! . Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination by Rosamond King has won the 2015 Caribbean Studies Association Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Prize for the best book about the Caribbean. . . . . Simone James Alexander has won the 2015 … Continue reading Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

Celebrate National Arts Advocacy Day

Happy National Arts Advocacy Day, everyone! All over the nation today, individuals are celebrating the importance of every category of art--whether fine, visual, performing, or another artistic medium. To take part in this celebration, we've discounted some of our recent art books on our website. Simply visit http://www.upf.com/AAD15 and apply code AAD15 at checkout to take … Continue reading Celebrate National Arts Advocacy Day

Africa in Florida – Now in Paperback

In celebration of Black History Month, Africa in Florida and other titles are discounted. Use code BHM15 to take advantage of the sale. Filled with vibrant images of African beadwork, posters, drums, clothing, maps, and Seminoles, Africa in Florida: Five Hundred Years of African Presence in the Sunshine State offers readers a glimpse into the culture that has influenced not … Continue reading Africa in Florida – Now in Paperback