- 2006: Prisoners of Freedom: human rights and the African poor. Berkeley: University of California Press.
- 2004 (co-edited with Francis B. Nyamjoh): Rights and the Politics of Recognition in Africa. London: Zed Books.
- 2002: From War to Peace on the Mozambique-Malawi Borderland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press for the International African Institute.
- 2002 (ed.): A Democracy of Chameleons: politics and culture in the new Malawi. Uppsala: The Nordic Africa Institute.