Wise is a writer, translator, and editor of books, many that focus on the Sahelian West Africa. He is especially interested in Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Niger, Jordan, and Palestine.

The Manuscripts of Timbuktu
The Manuscripts of Timbuktu

Jean-Michel Djian, author Christopher Wise, translation

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A la recherche du Yambo Ouologuem
A la recherche du Yambo Ouologuem

Paris: Les Èditions Philae, 2018

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Sorcery, Totem, and Jihad
Sorcery, Totem, and Jihad

New York: Bloomsbury, 2017

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In Search of Yambo Ouologuem
In Search of Yambo Ouologuem

Vlaeberg, South Africa: Chimurenga, 2011

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Archive of the Umarian Tijaniyya
Archive of the Umarian Tijaniyya

Washington DC: Sahel Nomad, 2017

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The Timbuktu Chronicles
The Timbuktu Chronicles

Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2011

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Zongo, The Parachute Drop
Zongo, The Parachute Drop

Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2004

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Yambo Ouologuem Reader
Yambo Ouologuem Reader

Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2008

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Chomsky & Deconstruction
Chomsky & Deconstruction

New York: Palgrave, 2011

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