Patrick Chabal (29 April 1951 – 16 January 2014) was a leading Africanist of the late 20th and early 21st century. He had a long career in academics. Patrick Chabal's latest position was Chair in African History & Politics at King's College London. He published numerous books, book chapters and articles about Africa. He was one of the founders of AEGIS (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies) and was a board member for many years.
- Amílcar Cabral. Revolutionary leadership and people's war (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1983)
- with Jean-Pascal Daloz: Africa Works: disorder as political instrument (Oxford, Currey, 1999)
- with Jean-Pascal Daloz: Culture Troubles: politics and the interpretation of meaning (London, Hurst, 2006)
- with Ulf Engel & Leo de Haan (eds): African Alternatives (2007)
- Africa: the politics of suffering and smiling (2009)
- The end of Conceit: Western rationality after postcolonialism (2012)