Africa

A scholarly journal devoted to the study of African societies and cultures. Editorial emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach to African studies by the inclusion of topics in social sciences, history, the environment, and life sciences. Each i

Articles from Vol. 73, No. 3, Summer

Alusine Jalloh and Toyin Falola (Eds), Black Business and Economic Power
Thus far, the study of African business and that of African American business have developed as separate fields. This edited collection contains papers from a conference that brought these fields of study together around the theme of black business...
Concluding Comments: Collective Identities in a Complex World
As I write, the United States and the United Kingdom have begun their invasion of Iraq. Thus, the most developed forms of violence are being brought into relationship with some of the world's most complexly layered local identities--all on global television....
Identification in Violent Settings and Situations of Rapid Change
The papers collected here all deal with North-East Africa or, politically speaking, with IGAD (1) countries. Within this geographical framework, they address subjects as diverse as new states and justifications for their existence, changes in an administrative...
Old Problems in New Conflicts: Some Observations on Eritrea and Its Relations with Tigray, from Liberation Struggle to Inter-State War
ABSTRACT This article examines the problematic relationship between Eritrea and Tigray as represented by the Eritrean and Tigray Peoples' Liberation Fronts. The EPLF won independence for Eritrea in 1991, at the same time as the TPLF seized power...
Rebounding Nationalism: State and Ethnicity in Wollega 1968-1976
ABSTRACT This article deals with the interrelationship of ethnic and national processes in a rural district in Wollega at the time of the Ethiopian revolution of 1974. It describes how the state policy of 'official nationalism' and Amharisation...
Redrawing the Map of the Horn: The Politics of Difference
ABSTRACT The paper examines the changing shapes of territories in the Horn of Africa and the discourses which legitimise these different shapes. It starts with the 'Horn' itself, the different ways to delineate it, and the interests behind these....
The State as Raider among the Karamojong: 'Where There Are No Guns, They Use the Threat of Guns'
ABSTRACT The article brings together archival material, past ethnography, and memory on the one hand, and up-to-date eye-witness and newspaper reports on the other, to set current traumatic events in the very long view. The presentism of contemporary...

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