Volume 17, Issue 4 (February 2018)

SSN: 2152-2448

Special Issue: China- Africa Relations: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives on African “Migrants” in China

Guest Editors: Agnes Ngoma Leslie

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Highlights:African students in China, Pioneers to professionals, China’s African diaspora communities


Introduction – China-Africa Relations: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives on African “Migrants” in China
Agnes Ngoma Leslie | Full Text: PDF (1-4)

African Students in China: Research, Reality, and Reflection
Li Anshan | Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (5-44)

From Pioneers to Professionals: African Brokers in a Maturing Chinese Marketplace
Heidi Østbo Haugen |  Abstract | Full Text: PDF (45-62)

The Bridge is not Burning Down: Transformation and Resilience within China’s African Diaspora Communities 
Adams Bodomo | Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (63-84)

Transient: A Descriptive Concept for Understanding Africans in Guangzhou
Dong Niu | Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (85-100)

Review Essays

Recaptive Africans and U.S. Émigrés: Creating Communities and Journeying to Africa in the Nineteenth Century Atlantic World 
Evan C. Rothera |  Full Text: PDF (101-106)

The Practice of Politics in Postcolonial Southern Africa: Cases from Mozambique and Zimbabwe 
Clement Masakure |  Full Text: PDF (107-114)

Book Reviews

Semahagn Gashu Abebe. 2014. The Last Post-Cold War Socialist Federation: Ethnicity, Ideology and Democracy in Ethiopia. London: Routledge. 298 pp.
Review by Berihun Adugna Gebeye (115-116)

Tolu Babatunde Afolabi. 2017. The Politics of Peacemaking in Africa: Non-State Actors’ Role in the Liberian Civil war. London, U.K. James Currey. 203 pp.
Review by Emmanuel O. Oritsejafor (116-117)

Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong, Michael Johnson, and Hiroyuki Takeshima. 2016. The Nigerian Rice Economy: Policy Options for Transforming Production, Marketing, and Trade. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Xiv 300 pp.
Review by John Olushola Magbadelo (118-119)

Barbara Casciarri, Munzoul Assal, and François Ireton (eds.). 2015. Multidimensional Change in Sudan (1989-2011): Reshaping Livelihoods, Conflicts and Identities. Oxford: Berghahn. 374 pp.
Review by Stefano Turrini (119-120)

Mark Dike DeLancey. 2016. Conquest and Construction: Palace Architecture in Northern Cameroon. Boston: Brill. 298 pp.
Review by Syprien Christian Zogo (121-122)

Toyin Falola. 2016. Nigerian Political Modernity and Postcolonial Predicaments. Austin. Texas: Pan African University Press. 480 pp.
Review by Victor Jatula (122-123)

Debra Faszer-McMahon and Victoria L. Ketz (eds.). 2015. African Immigrants in Contemporary Spanish Texts: Crossing the Strait. Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. 282 pp.
Review by Anenechukwu Kevin Amoke (123-125)

Pamela Felman-Savelsverg. 2016. Mothers on the Move: Reproducing Belonging between Africa and Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 243 pp. 
Review by Olagbenro (Ola) Oladipo (125-126)

Linda Heywood. 2017. Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 320 pp.
Review by Heather Jordan (126-128)

Vincent Hiribarren. 2017. A History of Borno: Trans-Saharan African Empire to Failing Nigerian State. New York: Oxford University Press. 311 pp.
Review by Olivier J. Walther (128-129)

Ousmane Oumar Kane. 2016. Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 282 pp.
Review by Zekeria Ould Ahmed Salem (129-131)

Gaim Kibreab. 2017. The Eritrean National Service: Servitude for ‘the Common Good’ and the Youth Exodus. Rochester: James Currey Press. 207 pp.
Review by Dawit Woldu (131-132)

Mickie Mwanzia Koster, Michael Mwenda Kithinji, and Jerono P. Rotich (eds.). 2016. Kenya After 50: Reconfiguring Education, Gender and Policy. Palgrave Macmillan. 265 pp.
Review by Sheila N. Maingi (133-134)

Bea Lundt and Christopher Marx (Eds.). 2016. Kwame Nkrumah, 1909-1972: A Controversial Visionary. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. 208 pp.
Review by Kenneth Wilburn (134-136)

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko. 2016. Necessary Noise: Music, Film, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo. New York: Oxford University Press. Xiv 285 pp.
Review by Jeremy Rich (136-137)

Holly Porter. 2017. After Rape: Violence, Justice, and Social Harmony in Uganda. London: International African Institute and Cambridge University Press. 255 pp.
Review by Sverker Finnström (138-139)

Steven Press. 2017. Rogue Empires: Contracts and Conmen in Europe’s Scramble for Africa. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 371 pp.
Review by Adel Manai (139-140)

Richard Reid. 2017. A History of Modern Uganda. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 403 pp.
Review by Jonathon L. Earle (140-142)

Ksenia Robbe. 2015. Conversations of Motherhood: South African Women’s Writing Across Traditions. Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. 317 pp.
Review by Heidi Barends (142-143)

Robert I. Rotberg. 2017. The Corruption Cure: How Citizens and Leaders Can Combat Graft. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press. 384 pp.
Review by Benson Ohihon Igboin (143-145)

Lamin Sanneh. 2016. Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam. New York: Oxford University Press. 376 pp.
Review by Dauda Abubakar (145-146)

John Saul and Patrick Bond. 2014. South Africa: The Present as History from Mrs Ples to Mandela and Marikana. Johannesburg: Jacana Media. 312 pp.
Review by Claire-Anne Lester (147-148)

Luke Sinwell and Siphiwe Mbatha. 2016. The Spirit of Marikana. The Rise of Insurgent Trade Unionism in South Africa. London: Pluto Press. 208 pp.
Review by Seroala Tsoeu-Ntokoane (148-149)

Z. S. Strother. 2016. Humor and Violence: Seeing Europeans in Central African Art. Bloomington and Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. 344 pp.
Review by Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann (149-151)

Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins. 2017. A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 280 pp.
Review by Brad Crofford (151-152)

Theodore Trefon. 2016. Congo’s Environmental Paradox: Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty. London: Zed Books. 194 pp.                                                                      Review by Uchendu Eugene Chigbu (152-153)

Harry Villegas. 2017. Cuba and Angola: The War for Freedom. Edited by Martín Koppel and Mary-Alice Waters. New York: Pathfinder Press. 121 pp.
Review by Perseverence Muguti (153-155)

Tom Young (ed.). 2015. Readings in the International Relations of Africa. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 370 pp.
Review by Sankalp Gurjar (155-156)