This project was funded by a British Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grant obtained by Dr Toby Green (AH/N004485/1, King’s College London, Money, Slavery and Political Change in Precolonial West Africa).

The authors of the present textbook had their first meeting during a writing workshop which took place in Freetown, Sierra Leone in May 2017. The workshop was funded by the African Studies Association United Kingdom (ASAUK) and King’s College London (Arts and Humanities Faculty).

The book was launched in Banjul, Gambia on 25 March 2018.