We recently sold SLAVES FOR PEANUTS by Jori Lewis to The New Press! A journalist based in Senegal, in her first book Lewis will explore the history of peanut cultivation in West Africa, and how its rise in the nineteenth century—to meet a growing demand for peanut oil used in making soap for Europeans with a new enthusiasm for bathing—served to prolong slavery in Africa into the early twentieth century. Lewis’ work has been featured on PRI’s The World, NPR’s “Marketplace,” “Nova Next” (PBS), Salon.com and more.