Volume 15, Issue 4 (September 2015)

ISSN: 2152-2448

Highlights:Afrocentrism and Conflict Resolution, The Okada War, Cosmopolitan Temporality, Male Circumcision.


Nigeria, Afrocentrism, and Conflict Resolution: After Five Decades—How Far, How Well?
Olumuyiwa Babatunde Amao and Ufo Okeke-Uzodike | Abstract |  Full Text: PDF (1-23)

The Okada War in Urban Ghana: A Polemic Issue or Policy Mismatch?
Martin Oteng-Ababio and Ernest Agyemang| Abstract |  Full Text: PDF (25-44)

My Name Will Not Be Lost: Cosmopolitan Temporality and Reclaimed History in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “The Headstrong Historian”
David Mikailu and Brendan Wattenberg| Abstract Full Text: PDF (45-58)

To Cut and Run: Donor Approaches to Male Circumcision in Southern Africa
Krista Johnson | Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (59-82)

Book Reviews

Sharon Alane Abramowitz. 2014. Searching for Normal in the Wake of the Liberian War. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 268 pp.
Review by Tamba E. M’bayo (83-84)

Wale Adebanwi. 2014. Yoruba Elites and Ethnic Politics in Nigeria: Obafemi Awolowo and Corporate Agency. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 295 pp.
Review by John Olushola Magbadelo (84-86)

Adekeye Adebajo, ed. 2014. Africa’s Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent. London: Zed Books. 330 pp.
Review by Heidi G. Frontani (86-87)

Afe Adogame, ed. 2014. The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diaspora: Imagining the Religious ‘Other.’ Surrey, UK, and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company. 300 pp.
Review by Gregory Crofford (87-90)

Richard B. Allen. 2014. European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1850. Athens: Ohio University Press. xviii, 378 pp.
Review by Matteo Salvadore (89-90)

W. Ascher and N. Mirovitskaya, eds. 2013. The Economic Roots of Conflict and Cooperation in Africa: Politics, Economics and Inclusive Development. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 276 pp.
Review by Elinah Nciizah (90-92)

William Beinhart and Karen Brown. 2013. African Local Knowledge and Livestock Health Treatment: Diseases and Treatments in South Africa. New York: James Curry. 304 pp.
Review by Chika Ezeanya (92-93)

Brigitta Busch, Lucijan Busch, and Karen Press, eds. 2014. Interviews with Neville Alexander: The Power of Languages against the Language of Power. Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. x, 342 pp.
Review by Tony Voss (93-94)

Bram Buscher. 2013. Transforming the Frontier: Peace Parks and the Politics of Neoliberal Conservation of Southern Africa. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 312 pp.
Review by Richard Mbatu (93-95)

Todd Cleveland. 2014. Stones of Contention: A History of Africa’s Diamonds. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 225 pp.
Review by Nkaze Chateh Nkengtego (95-97)

Laura L. Cochrane. 2013. Weaving through Islam in Senegal. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. xix+147 pp.
Review by Adfer Rashid Shah (97-98)

Claire Laurier Decoteau. 2013. Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Biopolitics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 344 pp.
Review by Natalie Dickson (98-99)

Toyin Falola and Jamaine Abidogun, eds. 2014. Education, Creativity and Economic Empowerment in Africa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 259 pp.
Review by Susann Ludwig (99-101)

Kristen J. Fisher. 2013. Transitional Justice for Child Soldiers; Accountability and Social Reconstruction in Post—Conflict Contexts. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 240 pp.
Review by Ramphal Sillah (101-102)

Felix Gerdes. 2013. Civil War and State Formation: The Political Economy of War and Peace in Liberia. Frankfurt, Germany: Campus. 291 pp.
Review by Hannah E. Acquaye 

Michael Gould. 2012. The Struggle for Modern Nigeria: The Biafran War 1967-1970. London: IB Tauris & Co Ltd. 258 pp.
Review by Domale Dube Keys (104-105)

Adam Habib. 2013. South Africa’s Suspended Revolution: Hopes and Prospects. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press [first published by Wits University Press]. xii, 307 pp.
Review by Tony Voss (105-106)

John Higgins 2014. Academic Freedom in a Democratic South Africa: Essays and Interviews on Higher Education and the Humanities. London: Bucknell University Press. 272 pp.
Review by Voudina Ngarsou (106-107)

Pernille Ipsen. 2015. Daughters of the Trade: Atlantic Slavers and Interracial Marriage on the Gold Coast. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania University Press. 269 pp.
Review by Adel Manai (108-109)

Mwangi S. Kimenyi and John Mukum Mbaku. 2015. Governing the Nile River Basin: The Search for a New Legal Regime. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press. 146 pp.
Review by Benjamin Arah (109-111)

Gĩchingiri Ndĩgĩrĩgĩ, ed. 2014. Unmasking the African Dictator: Essays on Postcolonial African Literature. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. 240 pp.
Review by Charlotte Baker (111-112)

Noor Nieftagodien. 2015. The Soweto Uprising. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 165 pp.
Review by Steven Gish (112-113)

Ebenezer Obadare and Wendy Willems, eds. 2014. Civic Agency in Africa: Arts of Resistance in the 21st Century. Martlesham, Suffolk: James Currey. 236 pp.
Review by Ciara McCorley (113-115)

Chukwemerije Okereke and Patricia Agupusi. 2015. Homegrown Development in Africa: Reality or Illusion? London and New York: Routledge. 190 pp.
Review by Ngozi Caleb Kamalu (115-117)

Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome, ed. 2013. State Fragility, State Formation, and Human Security in Nigeria. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 259 pp.
Review by Emeka Smart Oruh (118-119)

Rebecca Richards. 2014. Understanding Statebuilding: Traditional Governance and the Modern State in Somaliland. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Press. 220 pp.
Review by Berent LaBrecque (119-120)

Kimberly Wedeven Segall. 2013. Performing Democracy in Iraq and South Africa: Gender, Media, and Resistance. New York: Syracuse University Press. 290 pp.
Review by Chigozie Agatha Ugwoji (120-121)

James Stejskal. 2014. The Horns of the Beast: The Swakop River Campaign and World War I in South-West Africa, 1914-15. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, Ltd. 140 pp.
Review by P. Michael Phillips (121-122)

G. Bruce Strang, ed. 2013. Collision of Empires: Italy’s Invasion of Ethiopia and its International Impact. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company. 385 pp.
Review by Karsten Engelmann (123-124)

Ndongo S. Sylla. 2014. The Fair Trade Scandal: Marketing Poverty to Benefit the Rich. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 179 pp.
Review by Brad Crofford (124-125)

Cassandara Rachel Veney, ed. 2014. U.S.-Africa Relations: From Clinton to Obama. Lanham, Boulder, New York, and London: Lexington Books. 200 pp.
Review by Emmanuel Botlhale (125-126)

Joseph L. Venosa. Paths towards the Nation: Islam, Community, and Early Nationalist Mobilization in Eritrea, 1941-1961. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2014.
Review by Abraham T. Zere (127-128)

John M. Weatherby. 2012. The Sor or Tepes of Karamoja (Uganda): Aspects of their History and Culture. Salamanca: Ediciones Universidad Salamanca. 216 pp.
Review by Samuel Beer (128-129)

Leo Zeilig. 2013. Revolt and Protest: Student Politics and Activism in Sub-Saharan Africa. London: I.B. Tauris. 336 pp.
Review by Devon Knudsen Ochieng (130-131)