Volume 15, Issue 3 (June 2015)

ISSN: 2152-2448

Special Issue: Kongo Atlantic Dialogues

Guest Editors: Robin Poynor, Susan Cooksey, and Carlee Forbes

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Highlights: Special Issue, Kongo, Folk Art, Black Brotherhoods, Festivals, Science, Traditions

Articles

Introduction — Kongo Atlantic Dialogues
Robin Poynor, Susan Cooksey, and Carlee Forbes |  Full Text: PDF (1-9)


“We Wear the Mask”: Kongo Folk Art and Ritual in South Carolina
Jason Young  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (11-18)


Black Brotherhoods in North America: Afro-Iberian and West-Central African Influences 
Jeroen Dewulf |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (19-38)


Kongo King Festivals in Brazil: From Kings of Nations to Kings of Kongo
Marina de Mello e Souza  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (39-45)


Science and Spirit in Postcolonial North Kongo Health and Healing
John M. Janzen   |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (47-63)


Book Reviews

Claire L. Adida. 2014. Immigrant Exclusion and Insecurity in Africa: Coethnic Strangers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 175 pp.
Review by Jennifer C. Boylan and Emily Goethe (65-66)


Oswald Almasi, Michael David Fallon, and Nazish Pardhani Wared. 2014. Swahili Grammar for Introductory and Intermediate Levels. New York: University Press of America, Inc. 452 pp.
Review by Rose Sau Lugano (66-67)


Edward A. Alpers. 2009. East Africa and the Indian Ocean. Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers. 242 pp. 
Review by Ryan Z. Good (68-69)


Pascal Buresi and Hicham El Allaoui. 2013. Governing the Empire: Provincial Administration in the Almohad Caliphate (1224-1269). Leiden: Brill. 538 pp.
Review by Justin A. Hoyle (69-70)


John A. Chesworth and Franz Kogelmann, eds. 2014. Shari’a in Africa Today: Reaction and Response. Leiden: Brill. 281 pp.
Review by Dauda Abubakar (70-72)


Scott Fitzsimmons. 2013. Mercenaries in Asymmetric Conflicts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 340 pp.
Review by Sean McClure (72-73)


Jörg Gertel, Richard Rottenburg and Sandra Calkins, eds. 2014. Disrupting Territories: Land, Commodification & Conflict in Sudan. Suffolk: James Currey. 255 pp.
Review by Azza Dirar (73-75)


Georgina Holmes. 2014. Women and War in Rwanda: Gender, Media and the Representation of Genocide. New York: I.B. Taurus & Co. 323 pp.
Review by Jennie E. Burnet (75-76)


David Uru Iyam. 2013. Matriarchy and Power in Africa. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan. 196 pp.
Review by Chesney McComber (76-78)


Christopher LaMonica and J. Shola Omotola, eds. 2014. Horror in Paradise: Frameworks for Understanding the Crisis of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Durham: Carolina Academic Press. 303 pp.
Review by Adria Tinnin (78-79)

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A. Carl LeVan. 2015. Dictators and Democracy in African Development: The Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 282 pp.
Review by Uzoechi Nwagbara (80-81)


Gregory Mann. 2015. From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahel: The Road to Nongovernmentality. New York: Cambridge University Press. 281 pp.
Review by Jeremy Rich (81-82)


Stuart A. Marks. 2014. Discordant Village Voices: A Zambian Community-Based Wildlife Programme. Braamfontein, SA: University of South Africa Press. 325 pp.
Review by Andrew Noss (82-84)


Marc Matera, Misty L. Bastian, and Susan Kingsley Kent. 2013. The Women’s War of 1929: Gender and Violence in Colonial Nigeria. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. 292 pp.
Review by Andrew G. Barsom (84-85)


Patricia A. Romero. 2015. African Women: An Historial Panorama. Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener Publishers. 359 pp.
Review by Mar Rodríguez (85-86)


Shobana Shankar. 2014. Who Shall Enter Paradise? Christian Origins in Muslim Northern Nigeria, ca. 1890-1975. Athens: Ohio University Press. 209 pp.
Review by D. Dmitri Hurlbut (87-88)


Mary-Alice Waters. 2013. Cuba & Angola: Fighting for Africa’s Freedom and Our Own. Atlanta, GA: Pathfinder Press. 144 pp.
Review by Raymond Cohen and Justin Cohen (88-89)


Michael J. Willis. 2014. Politics and Power in Maghreb: Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco from Independence to the Arab Spring. New York: Oxford University Press. 410 pp.
Review by Victor Chidubem Iwuoho (89-91)


Anika Wilson. 2013. Folklore, Gender and AIDS in Malawi. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan. 190 pp.
Review by Sahai Burrowes (91-92)


Elizabeth Wrangham. 2013. Ghana During the First World War: The Colonial Administration of Sir Hugh Clifford. Durham: Carolina Academic Press. 310 pp.
Review by Justin Williams (92‑94)