Ohio University Press

Incorporated in 1947 and formally organized in 1964 by Ohio University president Vernon Alden, Ohio University Press is the oldest scholarly publisher in Ohio. Since its founding, the Press (including its trade imprint, Swallow Press) has developed into a leading publisher of books about AfricaAppalachiaSoutheast Asia, and the Midwest, as well as on many other topics. From academic monographs to regional guides to internationally acclaimed literary works, its books have established the Press as an essential member of its many communities: scholarly, literary, and geographic.

The Press publishes between forty-five and fifty books a year. Distributed worldwide, its books are regularly covered by prominent national and international news and review media; in countless academic journals; and in a wide variety of literary and cultural outlets.

Key subject areas

African Studies

Indian Ocean Studies

Global Health

Victorian Studies

Environment & Agriculture


Literature, Fiction & Poetry


Ohio Catalogues

Ohio Featured Titles

The Actual True Story of Ahmed and Zarga

Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Larry Siems

23 February 2021

Fine Boys

A Novel

Eghosa Imasuen

11 November 2021

Becoming a Place of Unrest

Environmental Crisis and Ecophenomenological Praxis

Robert Booth

7 September 2021

English Lit


Bernard Clay

21 December 2021

Sports in Africa, Past and Present

Todd Cleveland, Tarminder Kaur, Gerard Akindes

30 July 2021

Kwame Nkrumah

Visions of Liberation

Jeffrey S. Ahlman

23 April 2021

A History of Tourism in Africa

Exoticization, Exploitation, and Enrichment

Todd Cleveland

23 February 2021

Women’s Perspectives on Human Security

Violence, Environment, and Sustainability

Richard Matthew, Patricia A. Weitsman, Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Nora Davis, Tera Dornfeld

10 November 2020

Mozambique’s Samora Machel

A Life Cut Short

Allen F. Isaacman, Barbara S. Isaacman, Albie Sachs

8 September 2020

Female Monarchs and Merchant Queens in Africa

Nwando Achebe

14 July 2020

The Cape Cod Bicycle War

and Other Stories

Billy Kahora

24 March 2020

The Phenomenology of Pain

Saulius Geniusas

21 February 2020

Ohio Featured Series

Ohio Short Histories of Africa

Series editors: Daniel Magaziner, Michelle R. Moyd & Moses Ochonu

Ohio Short Histories of Africa is a series of informative and concise guides, lively biographies, and succinct introductions to important topics in African history.

Series in Continental Thought

Series editor: Dr. Hanne Jacobs

The Series in Continental Thought publishes scholarship that critically engages and extends twentieth- and twenty-first-century European thought, especially phenomenology. The series provides a forum for innovative interpretations of influential figures within this tradition, such as Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Levinas, and Derrida. In addition, the series publishes contemporary work in phenomenology that enters into dialogue with other philosophical traditions and fields, including cognitive science, moral psychology, feminist theory, critical race theory, and environmental studies.

U.S. & Canada orders

If you are ordering from the U.S. or Canada, please visit www.ohioswallow.com