Princeton University Press, 2015, translation with Michael Kleiner
The first English translation of the earliest-known book-length biography of an African woman.
Winner of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women award for the best Scholarly Edition in Translation of 2015.
Oxford University Press, 2012
Highlights the lasting influence of an African people on the famous eighteenth-century English author Samuel Johnson.
SAGE publications, 2009
The best-selling workbook on transforming classroom essays, conference papers, and dissertation chapters in the humaniites and social science into publishable articles.
Addresses seven centuries of the circulation and influence of a medieval Ethiopian legend about the Queen of Sheba on European and American arts and literature.
Selected Latin Letters of the Jesuits in Ethiopia (1609-1641), translation with Jessica Wright, Leon Grek, and Leonardo Cohen (in progress)
The Glory of the Monarchs Sheba and Solomon: A Translation of the Medieval Ethiopian Text of the Kebra Nagast, with Michael Kleiner (in progress)
E. P. Dutton, 1988
A memoir about returning for a year at the age of 20 in 1982 to the West African country of Ghana where I spent part of my childhood.