African Studies Review

African Studies Review is a multi-disciplinary scholarly journals that publishes original research and analyses of Africa three times annually. African Studies Review also includes book reviews.

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 3, December

Africa in International Politics: External Involvement on the Continent
lan Taylor and Paul Williams, eds. Africa in International Politics: External Involvement on the Continent. New York: Routledge, 2004. xi + 225 pp. Index. $105.00. Cloth. $36.95. Paper.The editors of this useful volume begin from the premise that, despite...
African Philosophy: The Analytic Approach
Barry Malien. African Philosophy: The Analytic Approach. Trenton, N.J.: African World Press, 2006. vii + 361 pp. Photographs. Bibliography. Index. $34.95. Paper.Barry Hallen argues that the analysis of how concepts are used in ordinary language is an...
African Politics in Comparative Perspective
Goran Hyden. African Politics in Comparative Perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. viii + 297 pp. References. Index. $24.99. Paper.This is a well-developed assessment of important themes in the study of African politics. With one very...
Africa-US Relations: Strategic Encounters
Donald Rothchild and Edmond J. Keller, eds. Africa-US Relations: Strategic Encounters. Boulder, CoIo: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006. vi + 299 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $55.00. Cloth.Pity the poor U.S. government. It can't do anything right in...
Agricultural Biotechnology Reconsidered: Western Narratives and African Alternatives
Noah Zerbe. Agricultural Biotechnology Reconsidered: Western Narratives and African Alternatives. Trenton, N.J.: African World Press, 2005. x + 238 pp. Graphs. Bibliography. Index. $29.95. Paper.Ostensibly, this is a book focusing on agricultural biotechnology...
A Hill among a Thousand: Transformations and Ruptures in Rural Rwanda
Danielle de Lame. A Hill among a Thousand: Transformations and Ruptures in Rural Rwanda. Translated by Helen Arnold. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press/Tervuren: The Royal Museum of Central Africa, 2005. xix + 540 pp. Works Cited. Map. Photographs....
Aminata Sow Fall: Oralité et Société Dans L'oeuvre Romanesque
Médoune Guèye. Aminata Sow Fall: Oralité et société dans l'oeuvre romanesque. Paris: l'Harmattan, 2005. 197 pp. Entretien avec la romancière. Bibliographie. Table des matières. euro17,50. Papier.L'étude de Médoune Guèye est le brillant résultat, à n'en...
An Economic History of South Africa: Conquest, Discrimination and Development
Charles H. Feinstein. An Economic History of South Africa: Conquest, Discrimination and Development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xxiii + 302 pp. Footnotes. Bibliography. Index. $32.99. Paper. $75.00. Cloth.The late Charles Feinstein...
Apartheid South Africa and African States: From Pariah to Middle Power, 1961-1994
Roger Pfister. Apartheid South Africa and African States: From Pariah to Middle Power, 1961-1994. London: Tauris Academic Studies, 2005. xvi + 248 pp. Map. Appendixes. Bibliography. Index. $69.50. Cloth.Political scientists have long questioned whether...
Autobiography and Independence: Selfhood and Creativity in North African Postcolonial Writing in French
Debra Kelly. Autobiography and Independence: Selfhood and Creativity in North African Postcolonial Writing in French. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2005. Distributed by the University of Chicago Press, v + 400 pp. Bibliography. Index. $85.00....
Becoming an African University: Makerere 1922-2000
Carol Sicherman. Becoming an African University: Makerere 1922-2000. Trenton N.J.: Africa World Press, 2005. xxii + 416 pp. Appendixes. Bibliography. Index. $34.95. Paper.When I first came to Makerere as external examiner in late 1986, the Department...
Black Poachers, White Hunters: A History of Hunting in Colonial Kenya
Edward I. Steinhart. Black Poachers, White Hunters: A History of Hunting in Colonial Kenya. Oxford, James Currey/Athens: Ohio University Press, 2006. East African Studies series, viii + 248 pp. Photographs. Bibliography. Index. $49.95. Cloth. $26.95....
Bogolanfini Mud Cloth
Sam HiIu and Irwin Mersey. Bogolanfini Mud Cloth Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2005. 160 pp. Photographs. Bibliography. $49.95. Cloth.This beautifully produced, large-format volume presents one of the most comprehensive visual documentations...
Chocolate on Trial: Slavery, Politics and the Ethics of Business
HISTORY Lowell J. Satre. Chocolate on Trial: Slavery, Politics and the Ethics of Business. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2005. xii +308 pp. Photographs. Bibliography. Index. $24.95. Paper.Chocolate on Trial examines the libel case brought in 1908 by...
Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History
Frederick Cooper. Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. xii + 327. Index. $19.95. Paper.With what could be called his "state of colonial historiography address," Frederick Cooper offers historians,...
Concubines and Power: Five Hundred Years in a Northern Nigerian Palace
Heidi Nast. Concubines and Power: Five Hundred Years in a Northern Nigerian Palace. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005. 288 pp. Maps. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $68.95. Cloth. $22.95. Paper.We have Orientalism to thank for...
Creative Writing: Translation, Bookkeeping, and the Work of Imagination in Colonial Kenya
Derek R. Peterson. Creative Writing: Translation, Bookkeeping, and the Work of Imagination in Colonial Kenya. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 2004. Social History of Africa Series, xiii + 289 pp. Maps. Photographs. Bibliography. Index. $63.95. Cloth. $27.95....
Dar Fur: The Ambiguous Genocide
LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS Gérard Prunier. Dar Fur: The Ambiguous Genocide. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2005. xxiii + 212 pp. Glossary. Map. Table. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Cloth. $24.00.While Dar Fur in western Sudan is fast disappearing as...
Debt Relief Initiatives and Poverty Alleviation: Lessons from Africa
ECONOMICS & DEVELOPMENTMunyae Mulinge and Pempelani Mufane, eds. Debt Relief Initiatives and Poverty Alleviation: Lessons from Africa. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa, 2003. Distributed by African Books Collective, Unit 13 Kings Meadow,...
Decisions in the Shade: Political and Juridicial Processes among the Oromo-Borana
Cynthia Salvador!. Decisions in the Shade: Political and Juridicial Processes among the Oromo-Borana. Translated by Marco Bassi. Trenton, NJ.: Red Sea Press, 2005. (Originally published as / Borana: Una Sociétà Assembleare dell'Etiopia. Milan: Franco...
Democracy Compromised: Chiefs and the Politics of the Land in South Africa/Developmental Local Government: A Case Study of South Africa
Lungisile Ntsebeza. Democracy Compromised: Chiefs and the Politics of the Land in South Africa. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers, 2005. x + 326 pp. Maps. Bibliography. Index. $38.00. Paper.Jaap DeVisser. Developmental Local Government:...
Desire and Decline: Schooling amid Crisis in Tanzania
EDUCATION Frances Vavrus. Desire and Decline: Schooling amid Crisis in Tanzania. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2003. xv + 168 pp. Maps. Photographs. Tables. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $24.95. Paper.This monograph is the thirteenth in the series...
Displacement Risks in Africa
ltaru Ohta and Yntiso D. Gebre, eds. Displacement Risks in Africa. Kyoto: Kyoto University Press/Victoria: Trans Pacific Press, 2005. Distributed by International Specialized Book Services, 920 NE 58th Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, Ore. 97213. xv + 394...
Disposable Cities: Garbage, Governance and Sustainable Development in Urban Africa
Garth Andrew Myers. Disposable Cities: Garbage, Governance and Sustainable Development in Urban Africa. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing, 2005. xv + 187 pp. Maps. Photographs. Cartoons. Tables. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. $89.95. Cloth.This book...
Empire in Africa: Angola and Its Neighbors
David Birmingham. Empire in Africa: Angola and Its Neighbors. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2006. vii + 174 pp. Endnotes. Further Reading. Index. $22.00. Paper.David Birmingham's Empire in Africa: Angola and Its Neighbors is a lucid, readable account...
Engendering Human Rights: Cultural and Socioeconomic Realities in Africa
Obioma Nnaemeka and Joy Ezeilo, eds. Engendering Human Rights: Cultural and Socioeconomic Realities in Africa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. xii + 314 pp. Index. $65.00. Cloth.This edited volume on the health, educational, religious, legal, and...
Every Step of the Way: The Journey to Freedom in South Africa
Michael Morris. Every Step of the Way: The Journey to Freedom in South Africa. Cape Town: Ministry of Education and Human Sciences Research Council, 2004. x + 333 pps. Figures. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. $19.95. Paper.This book was commissioned...
Farmers and the State in Colonial Kano: Land Tenure and the Legal Imagination
Steven Pierce. Farmers and the State in Colonial Kano: Land Tenure and the Legal Imagination. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005. xii + 272 pages. Figures. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $55.00. Cloth.Farmers and State in Colonial Kano makes for...
Farmers, Traders, Warriors, and Kings: Female Power and Authority in Northern Igboland, 1900-1960
Nwando Achebe. Farmers, Traders, Warriors, and Kings: Female Power and Authority in Northern Igboland, 1900-1960. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 2005. Glossary. Index. Bibliography. No price reported. Paper.This study of female power among northern Igbo...
Food Aid after Fifty Years: Recasting Its Role
Christopher B. Barrett and Daniel G. Maxwell. Food Aid after Fifty Years: Recasting Its Role. London: Routledge, 2005. 314 pp. Illustrations. Glossary. Notes. Bibliography. Index. No price reported. Paper.Although he died four years before the U.S. Agricultural...
Food, Culture, and Survival in an African City
Karen Coen Flynn. Food, Culture, and Survival in an African City. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. xvii + 211 pp. Figures. Tables. Photographs. Bibliography. Index. $22.95. Paper.Karen Coen Flynn's study of day-to-day activities of food vendors, producers,...
From Enslavement to Environmentalism: Politics on a Southern African Frontier
David McDermott Hughes. From Enslavement to Environmentalism: Politics on a Southern African Frontier. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2006. Maps. Bibliography. Index. No Price Reported. Cloth.In From Enslavement to Environmentalism, David Hughes...
Genocide in Cambodia and Rwanda
Susan E. Cook, ed. Genocide in Cambodia and Rwanda. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 2005. xi + 311 pp. Notes. References. Index. $49.95. Cloth. $24.95. Paper.This intriguing collection can best be described as a collage of disparate chapters,...
Grains from Grass: Aging, Gender, and Famine in Rural Africa
Lisa Cliggett. Grains from Grass: Aging, Gender, and Famine in Rural Africa. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2005. xvii + 193 pp. Photographs. Maps. Figures. Tables. Notes. References. Index. $19.95. Paper.About three months after her arrival...
Guerilla Government: Political Changes in the Southern Sudan during the 1990s
Øystein H. Rolandsen. Guerilla Government: Political Changes in the Southern Sudan during the 1990s. Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikaninstitutet, 2005. 201 pp. Bibliography. Index. SEK 200, euro20, £25.95, $27.50. Paper.While working as an international newspaper...
His Master's Voice: Mass Communication and Single Party Politics in Guinea under Sékou Touré
MEDIA Mohamed Saliou Camara. His Master's Voice: Mass Communication and Single Party Politics in Guinea Under Sékou Touré. Trenton, NJ.: Africa World Press, 2005. xvi +217 pp. Index. $24.95. Paper.Focusing on party politics and mass communication in...
Imperial Gullies: Soil Erosion and Conservation in Lesotho
GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT. DEMOGRAPHY Kate B. Showers. Imperial Gullies: Soil Erosion and Conservation in Lesotho. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2005. xxix + 346 pp. Photographs. Maps. Figures. Tables. Diagrams. Bibliography. Index. No price reported....
Institutions and Ethnic Politics in Africa
Daniel Posner. Institutions and Ethnie Politics in Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xv + 337 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $70.00. Cloth. $26.99. Paper.There is certainly no dearth of studies that examine the nature of ethnicity...
Invisible Hands: Child Labor and the State in Colonial Zimbabwe
Beverly Carolease Grier. Invisible Hands: Child Labor and the State in Colonial Zimbabwe. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann. Social History of Africa series. 219 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $29.95. Paper.Beverly Grier's study is a welcome addition to the...
Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town
Benjamin F. Scares. Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005. xiv + 306 pp. Maps. Photographs. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. $29.95. Paper.Islam and the frayer Economy is an...
Kaxumba kaNdola: Man and Myth. the Biography of a Barefoot Soldier/Armed Liberation Struggle: Some Accounts of PLAN's Combat Operations
Ellen N. Namhila. Kaxumba kaNdola: Man and Myth. The Biography of a Barefoot Soldier. Basel: Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 2005. Lives, Legacies, Legends Series no. 2. xi + 157 pp. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. CHF 50.00. Paper.Oswin O....
Kola Is God's Gift: Agricultural Production, Export Initiatives and the Kola Industry in Asante and the Gold Coast C. 1820-1950
Edmund Abaka. Kola Is God's Gift: Agricultural Production, Export Initiatives and the Kola Industry in Asante and the Gold Coast c. 1820-1950. Athens: Ohio University Press/Oxford: James Currey/Accra: Woeli Publishing, 2005. xv + 173 pp. Maps. Appendixes....
Kwasi Wiredu and Beyond: The Text, Writing and Thought in Africa
SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY Sanya Osha. Kwasi Wiredu and Beyond: The Text, Writing and Thought in Africa. Dakar, Senegal: CODESRIA, 2005. Distributed by Michigan State University Press and by African Books Collective, Oxford, UK. xxvi + 209 pp. Bibliography....
Le Malentendu Colonial (Colonial Misunderstanding)
Le Malentendu Colonial (Colonial Misunderstanding). Produced and directed by Jean-Marie Teno. 73 minutes. Cameroon, 2004. VHS and DVD. In French, German, and English with English subtitles. Distributed by California Newsreel. $195.00.How does one explain...
Liberal Democracy and Its Critics in Africa: Political Dysfunction and the Struggle for Social Progress
Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo, ed. Liberal Democracy and Its Critics in Africa: Political Dysfunction and the Struggle for Social Progress. Dakar: CODESRIA, 2005. Distributed by Zed Books, xviii + 213 pp. Tables. Notes. References. Index. $59.95. Cloth. $19.95....
Liberia: The Violence of Democracy
Mary H. Moran. Liberia: The Violence of Democracy. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006. 190 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $49.95. Cloth.Mary Moran, an anthropologist, did fieldwork in the southeast of Liberia in 1982-83. Since that...
Local Violence, National Peace? Postwar "Settlement" in the Eastern D.R. Congo (2003-2006)
Abstract:This article develops a conceptual analysis of the dynamics of violence during the transition from war to peace and democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo between 2003 and 2006. I locate the sources, at the local, national, and regional...
Managing Mobility in African Rangelands: The Legitimization of Transhumance
Maryam Niamir-Fuller, ed. Managing Mobility in African Rangelands: The Legitimization of Transhumance. London: Intermediate Technology Publications, 1999. xiv + 314. Bibliography. Index. $29.95. Paper.Published seven years ago, this volume remains relevant...
Maryse Condé et Ahmadou Kourouma: Griots De L'indicible
Jean Ouédraogo. Maryse Condé et Ahmadou Kourouma: Griots de l'indicible. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2004. 192 pp. Bibliography. $61.95. Paper.Jean Ouédraogo's Maryse Condé et Ahmadou Kourouma: Griots de l'indicible is a comparative study of two...
Muslim Civic Cultures and Conflict Resolution: The Challenge of Democratic Federalism in Nigeria/Islam and Colonialism: Intellectual Responses of Muslims of Northern Nigeria to British Colonial Rule
John N. Paden. Muslim Civic Cultures and Conflict Resolution: The Challenge of Democratic Federalism in Nigeria. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2005. xiii + 303 pp. Maps. Tables. Index. $32.95. Paper.Muhammad S. Umar. Islam and Colonialism:...
Ouidah: The Social History of a West African Slaving "Port," 1727-1892
Robin Law. Ouidah: The Social History of a West African Slaving "Port," 1727-1892. Athens: Ohio University Press/Oxford: James Currey, 2004. vii + 308 pp. Maps. Tables. Bibliography. Index. $49.95. Cloth. $29.95. Paper.Robin Law's Ouidah, the latest...
Politics in Southern Africa: State and Society in Transition
Gretchen Bauer and Scott D. Taylor. Politics in Southern Africa: State and Society in Transition. Boulder, CoIo.: Lynne Rienner, 2005. 403 pp. Tables. Map. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $65.00. Cloth. $26.50. Paper.Politics in Southern Africa: State and...
Popular Culture and Public Space in Africa: The Possibilities of Cultural Citizenship
Abstract:Popular culture in Africa is increasingly intertwined with the public space of nations. Drawing on contemporary scholarship on popular culture, citizenship, and identity in transnational and global contexts, this article analyzes the phenomenal...
Praising the Subject: New South African Autobiography
Judith Lütge Coullie, ed. The Closest of Strangers: South African Women's Life Writing. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 2004. 386 pp. Maps. Glossary. Sources. Index. $29.95. Paper.Azaria J. C. Mbatha. Within Loving Memory of the Century....
Re-Living the Second Chimurenga: Memories from the Liberation Struggle in Zimbabwe/What Happens after Mugabe?
Fay Chung. Re-living the Second Chimurenga: Memories from the Liberation Struggle in Zimbabwe. Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute, 2006. 358 pp. Appendixes. Name index. No price reported. Paper.Geoff Hill. What Happens after Mugabe? Cape Town: Zebra, 2005....
Research and Development on Dryland Husbandry in Ethiopia/Dryland Husbandry in Uganda: Community Participation and Development/Dryland Husbandry for Sustainable Development in the Southern Rangelands of Kenya/Dryland Husbandry in the Sudan: Grassroots Experience and Development
Mitiku Haile, Diress Tsegaye, and Tegegne Teka, eds. Research and Development on Dryland Husbandry in Ethiopia. Addis Ababa: Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern African (OSSREA), 2004. Distributed by African Books Collective...
Risk Management in a Hazardous Environment: A Comparative Study of Two Pastoral Societies
Michael Bollig. Risk Management in a Hazardous Environment: A Comparative Study of Two Pastoral Societies. New York: Springer, 2006. Photographs. Maps. Tables. Bibliography. Index. $125.00. Cloth.Michael Bollig takes an interdisciplinary approach to...
South Africa's Weapons of Mass Destruction
Helen E. Purkitt and Stephen E. Burgess. South Africa's Weapons of Mass Destruction. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005. 322 pp. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. $24.95. Paper.Helen Purkitt and Stephen Burgess's excellent study of South Africa's...
Still Beating the Drum: Critical Perspectives on Lewis Nkosi
Lindy Stiebel and Liz Gunner, eds. Still Beating the Drum: Critical Perspectives on Lewis Nkosi. Cross/Cultures 81. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005. xxxv + 375 pp. Photographs. Notes. Bibliography. Index. No price reported. Cloth.Critics and avid readers of...
Suffering for Territory: Race, Place, and Power in Zimbabwe
ANTHROPOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY Donald S. Moore. Suffering For Territory: Race, Place, and Power in Zimbabwe. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2005. 424 pp. Photographs. Maps. Bibliography. Index. $23.95. Paper.Suffering for Territory is one of those...
Talk Left, Walk Right: South Africa's Frustrated Global Reforms
Patrick Bond. Talk Left, Walk Right: South Africa's Frustrated Global Reforms Scottsville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2004. 266 pp. Figures. Tables. Cartoons. Notes. References. Index. $31.95. Paper.In Talk Left, Walk Right Patrick...
The Assertion of Rights to Agro-Pastoral Land in North Cameroon: A Cascade to Violence?
Ruth Noorduyn. The Assertion of Rights to Agro-pastoral Land in North Cameroon: A Cascade to Violence? Leiden: African Studies Centre, 2005. Research Report 76. xv + 408 pp. Photographs. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. No price reported. Paper.Publié...
The Beat of My Drum: An Autobiography
LITERATURE & THE ARTS Babatunde Olatunji, with Robert Atkinson. The Beat of My Drum: An Autobiography. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005. vii + 247 pp. Photographs. Index. $68.50. Cloth. $23.95. Paper.The Beat of My Drum is not focused...
The Dark Webs: Perspectives on Colonialism in Africa
Toyin Falola, ed. The Dark Webs: Perspectives on Colonialism in Africa. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2005. ix + 486 pp. Photographs. Notes. References. Index. $45.00. Paper.Toyin Falola has been examining European colonialism in Africa since...
The Discerning Eye: African Art from the Collection of Carl and Wilma Zabel/Artists and Patrons in Traditional African Cultures: African Sculpture from the Gary Schulze Collection
Charles Bordogna. The Discerning Eye: African Art from the Collection of Carl and Wilma Zabel. Tenafly, NJ.: The African Art Museum of the SMA Fathers, 2005. 36 pp. Photographs. Map. Bibliography. $15.00. Paper.Donna Page. Artists and Patrons in Traditional...
The Evangelization of Slaves and Catholic Origins in East Africa
Paul V. Kollman. The Evangelization of Slaves and Catholic Origins in East Africa. New York: Orbis Maryknoll, 2005. xxviii + 356 pp. Photographs. Bibliography. Index. $25.00. Paper.In this highly informative study, Paul Kollman, a professor of church...
The Evolution of Deadly Conflict in Liberia: From 'Paternaltarianism' to State Collapse/Beyond Plunder: Toward Democratic Governance in Liberia
Jeremy I. Levitt. The Evolution of Deadly Conflict in Liberia: From 'Paternaltarianism' to State Collapse. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2005. xvi + 257 pp. Maps. Notes. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. $45.00. Cloth.Amos Sawyer. Beyond Plunder:...
The Religious Traditions of Africa: A History
RELIGION Elizabeth lsichei. The Religious Traditions of Africa: A History. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2004. xii + 409 pp. Maps. Bibliography. Guide to Further Reading. Index. No price reported. Cloth.The 1960s and 1970s were a remarkable period for African...
Towards a New Map of Africa
Ben Wisner, Camilla Toulmin, and Rutendo Chitiga, eds. Towards a New Map of Africa. London: Earthscan, 2005. xxiii + 352 pp. Maps. Figures. Tables. Notes. Index. $135.00. Cloth. $35.00. Paper.Towards a New Map of Africa is composed of contributions by...
Trading Down: Africa, Value Chains, and the Global Economy
Peter Gibbon and Stefano Ponte. Trading Down: Africa, Value Chains, and the Global Economy. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005. 272 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $21.95. Paper.Trading Down is a revolutionary text about agriculture in Africa....
White Lies: Canon Collins and the Secret War against Apartheid/Anti-Apartheid: A History of the Movement in Britain. A Study in Pressure Group Politics
Denis Herbstein. White Lies: Canon Collins and the Secret War against Apartheid. Cape Town: HSRC Press/Oxford: James Currey Publishers, 2004. xxi + 386 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. £14.95. Paper.Roger Fieldhouse. Anti-Apartheid: A History of the Movement...
Why the Boers Lost the War
Leopold Scholtz. Why the Boers Lost the War. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. xiv + 202. Maps. Bibliography. Index. $80.00. Cloth.Even posing the question of why the Afrikaners (Boers) of the twin republics of the Transvaal and Orange Free State in...
Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere
WOMEN & GENDER Oyeronke Olajubu. Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003. Bibliography. Index. $49.50. Cloth. $16.95. Paper.This work is an exploration of the interplay of gender and power relations...
Zero Tolerance: Public Sector Corruption in Ghana
POLITICS Iddrisu Haruna. Zero Tolerance: Public Sector Corruption in Ghana. Accra: I. Haruna, 2003. xv + 130 pp. No price reported. Paper.In a book to be lauded for its bravery and outspokenness, lddrisu Haruna attacks the open secret of high and deep...