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

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

Paris: Les Èditions Philae, 2018

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

New York: Bloomsbury, 2017

In Search of Yambo Ouologuem
In Search of Yambo Ouologuem

Vlaeberg, South Africa: Chimurenga, 2011

Archive of the Umarian Tijaniyya
Archive of the Umarian Tijaniyya

Washington DC: Sahel Nomad, 2017

The Timbuktu Chronicles
The Timbuktu Chronicles

Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2011

Zongo, The Parachute Drop
Zongo, The Parachute Drop

Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2004

Yambo Ouologuem Reader
Yambo Ouologuem Reader

Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2008

Chomsky & Deconstruction
Chomsky & Deconstruction

New York: Palgrave, 2011

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