'George "Sam" Shepperson, Mandala, and Me', Society of Malawi Journal, 74, 3 (2021), pp.40-45.

'Lewis Nkosi at the University of Zambia, 1979-87', in Astrid Starck-Adler & Dag Henrichsen (eds.), Lewis Nkosi: The Black Psychiatrist/Flying Home! Texts, Perspectives, Homage (Basel, Switzerland: Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 2021), pp. 256-64.

'Oliver Tambo and Kenneth Kaunda: A brief history', in Vladimir Shubin and Daria Zelenova (eds,), South Africa: Pages of History and Contemporary Politics, (Moscow: Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Science, 2018), pp. 8-14.

'Obituary: Landeg White, 1940-2017', Journal of Southern African Studies, 44, 3, April 2018, pp. 531-5. 

'Obituary: Remembering Landeg White (1940-2017)', Society of Malawi Journal, 71, 1 (2018), pp. 46-53.

'Plus Ca Change?: Mining in South Africa in the last 30 years - an overview', Review of African Political Economy, 152, 2017, pp. 272-91.

‘Epilogue, 1999-2016' in  Macmillan and Shapiro, Zion in Africa,  2017, pp. 294-325.

'"Past History Has Not Been Forgotten" - the ANC/ZAPU alliance - the second phase, 1978-80', in Journal of Southern African Studies, 43, 1, January 2017, pp. 179-93.

'"We used to work together": Life & Times of a Caretaker in Sea Point', Bulletin of the National Library of South Africa, 70, 1, June 2016, pp. 63-74, with Lucy Graham.

 'Debating the ANC's external links during the struggle against apartheid', Africa, 85, 1, 2015, with Ellis, Lissoni etc.

‘The University of Zambia and the Liberation of Southern Africa, 1966-94’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 40, 5, October 2014, pp. 943-59.
‘After Morogoro: the Continuing Crisis in the African National Congress (of South Africa) in Zambia, 1969-71’, in Hilary Sapire and Christopher Saunders (eds.), Southern African Liberation Struggles: New Local, Regional and Global Perspectives (Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press, 2013), pp. 76-95; an earlier version was  published in Social Dynamics, 35, 2, September 2009, pp. 295-311.
‘Mining, Housing and Welfare in South Africa and Zambia: An Historical Perspective’, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 30, 4, 2012, pp. 539-50, special issue edited by Deborah Bryceson and Danny MacKinnon, also published as book, Bryceson and Mackinnon (eds.), Mining and African Urbanisation: Population, Settlement and Welfare Trajectories (London: Routledge, 2013).
 ‘Shishita – a Crisis in the African National Congress in Exile in Zambia’, in Arianna Lissoni and others (eds.), One Hundred Years of the ANC – Debating Liberation Histories Today (Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2012), pp. 233-53.  
‘“The Great Coloured Question and the Cosmopolitan”: Fiction, History and Politics in David’s Story’, Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, 12, 3 & 4, July-October, 2011, pp. 331-47, with Lucy Graham.
 ‘The African National Congress of South Africa in Zambia: the Culture of Exile and the Changing Relationship with Home, 1964-90’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 35, 2, June 2009, pp. 303-29.
‘The “Hani Memorandum”: introduced and annotated’, Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa, 69, 2009, pp. 106-29.
‘The Story of a House, 250 Zambezi Road, Roma Township, Lusaka – the Simons, the ANC and Oxfam’, in R. Palmer (ed.), A House in Zambia: Recollections of the ANC and Oxfam at 250 Zambezi Road, Lusaka, 1967-97 (Lusaka: Bookworld Publishers, 2008), pp. 9-26.

 ‘The Devil You Know: the Impact of the Mulungushi Economic Reforms on Retail Trade in Rural Zambia with Special Reference to Susman Brothers & Wulfsohn, 1968-80’, in J-B. Gewald, M. Hinfelaar and G. Macola (eds.), One Zambia, Many Histories: Towards a History of Post-Colonial Zambia (Leiden: Brill, 2008), pp. 187-212. 

 'One of Merton's First Rhodes Scholars:William Miller Macmillan (1903)', Postmaster and the Merton Record, 2003, pp. 61-5.

‘From Race to Ethnic Identity: South Central Africa, Social Anthropology and the Shadow of the Holocaust’, in Patrick Harries and Megan Vaughan (eds.), ‘Essays in Commemoration: Leroy Vail’, Social Dynamics, 26, 2, 2000, pp. 87-115.
‘The Life and Art of Stephen Kappata’, African Arts, winter 1997, pp. 20 - 31, 93 – 4.
‘Tradition, Tribes, Chiefs and Change in Southern Africa’, in E. Osaghae (ed.), Traditional Leadership in Southern Africa (Johannesburg: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung), 1997, pp. 135-45.
‘More Thoughts on the Historiography of Transition on the Zambian Copperbelt’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 22, 2, June 1996, pp. 309 – 12.
‘Administrators, Anthropologists and “Traditionalists” in Colonial Swaziland – the Case of the amaBhaca Fines’, Africa, 65, 4, December 1995,  pp. 546 – 64.
‘Return to the Malungwana Drift: Max Gluckman, the Zulu Nation and the Common Society’, African Affairs, 94, 374, January 1995, pp. 39 – 65.
‘Postgraduate Research in History at the University of Zambia, 1972-93: an historiographical Sketch’, Zambia Journal of History, 8, 1995, pp. 63 – 70.

‘The Historiography of Transition on the Zambian Copperbelt – Another View’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 19, 4, December 1993, pp. 681 – 712.

‘Economists, Apartheid and the “Common Society”’, Social Dynamics, 17, June 1991, pp. 78 – 100.
'Peasants and Poverty in Malawi, a review article', Zambia Journal of History, 3, 1990, pp. 46-57.

‘A Nation Divided?  The Swazi in Swaziland and the Transvaal, 1865 – 1986’, in Leroy Vail (ed.), The Creation of Tribalism in Southern Africa (London: James Currey, 1989), pp. 289 – 323.
‘Introduction’, pp. 7 – 34, and
‘“Paralyzed Conservatives”: W M Macmillan, the Social Scientists and the “Common Society”, 1923-48’, pp. 72-90, in Macmillan and Marks, Africa and Empire, as above.

'Inside the Hippo, a review article', Zambia Journal of History, 2, 1989, pp. 78-92.
‘Swaziland: Decolonization and the Triumph of “Tradition”’, Journal of Modern African Studies, 32, 4, 1985, pp. 643–66. 

'The East Africa Royal Commission, 1953-5', in D.A Low and Alison Smith (eds.), History of East Africa (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976), pp. 554-7.

'The African Lakes Company and the Makololo, 1878-84', in Roderick J. Macdonald (ed.), From Nyasaland to Malawi (Nairobi: East African Publishing House, 1975), pp. 65-85.

'Notes on the Origins of the Arab War', in B. Pachai (ed.), The Early History of Malawi (London: Longman, 1972), pp. 263-82.

Fifteen contributions to the New Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-8), an annually updated article on the ‘Recent History of Swaziland/Eswatini’ for Africa South of the Sahara,  (Europa Publications, 2001-23), and contributions to the Bulletin and Record, Cape TimesGuardianIndependent, Leadership Magazine, Mail and Guardian, Times Higher Education Supplement, and Times of Zambia, and about fifty book reviews in academic journals including: Acta Scientiarum: Language and CultureAfrica, African Affairs, African Social Research, Development and ChangeEnglish Historical Review, HistoriaHistory in ZambiaJournal of African History, Journal of Contemporary African StudiesJournal of Development Studies, Journal of Southern African Studies, Overseas PensionerSlavery and Abolition, Society of Malawi JournalTransformation, Zambia Journal of History.