In addition to full participation in ASWAD, paid membership entitles you to subscribe to the journal CONTOURS at $21 a year, a 30% discount from the regular rate of $30. CONTOURS, a relatively new journal of the African Diaspora, is the endorsed journal of ASWAD.

Please send subscription orders to:

Business Office
University of Illinois Press
1325 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820-6930

Or phone: 866-244-0626 (toll free)

Or visit the website at:, where you can view full texts.

We also want to encourage you to submit your own manuscripts to CONTOURS for possible publication.

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