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Volume 19, Issue 3-4

SSN: 2152-2448

Special Issue: China-Africa Relations: The Belt and Road Initiative and Its Impact on Africa

Guest Editor: Agnes Ngoma Leslie

Guest Co-editor: R. Hunt Davis, Jr.

Table of Contents

Highlights: Special Issue, China-Africa Relations


China-Africa Relations: The Belt and Road Initiative and its Impact on Africa
Agnes Ngoma Leslie |  Full Text: PDF (1-7)

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Africa, Debt Risk and New Dependency: The Case of Ethiopia
István Tarrósy | Abstract |  Full Text: PDF (9-28)

Kenya’s New Lunatic Express: The Standard Gauge Railway
Ian Taylor  | Abstract Full Text: PDF (29-52)

China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Intra-Regional Dynamics in Africa
Oscar Meywa Otele  | Abstract Full Text: PDF (53-74)

Africa Cooperation: FDI, Informal Institutions, BRI, and Guanxi
Abdoulkadre Ado  | Abstract Full Text: PDF (75-94)

Power or Influence? Making sense of China’s evolving party-to-party diplomacy in Africa
Lina Benabdallah  | AbstractFull Text: PDF (95-114)

Outlining African Agency Against the Background of the Belt and Road Initiative
Cobus van Staden, Chris Alden and Yu-Shan Wu  | AbstractFull Text: PDF (115-134)

Review Essay

Mobility, Migration, Credit, and Slavery in the Indian Ocean World
Evan C.  Rothera (135-139)

Book Reviews

Abena Ampofo Asare. 2018. Truth Without Reconciliation: A Human Rights History of Ghana. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 243 pp.
Review by: Timothy Adivilah Balag’kutu (140-141)

Felicitas Becker. 2019. The Politics of Poverty: Policy-Making and Development in Rural Tanzania. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 366 pp.
Review by: Szabolcs Pasztor (141-143)

Judith Casselberry and Elizabeth A. Pritchard (eds.). 2019. Spirit on the Move: Black Women and Pentecostalism in Africa and the Diaspora. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 248 pp.
Review by: Samuel Kofi Darkwa (143-144)

Rachel Demotts. 2017. The Challenges of Transfrontier Conservation in Southern Africa: The Park Came After Us. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 180 pp.
Review by: Neil B. Maheve  (145-146)

Lotje de Vries, Pierre Engelbert, and Mareike Schomerus (eds.). 2019. Secession in African Politics: Aspiration, Grievance, Performance, Disenchantment. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 501 pp.
Review by: Victor Chidubem Iwuoha (146-147)

Sten Hagberg, Ludovic O. Kibora, and Gabriella Körling (eds.). 2019. Democratie par le bas et Politique Municipal au Sahel. Uppsala: Uppsala Universitet. 209 pp.
Review by: Michael Kevane (147-150)

Hannah Hoechner. 2018. Quranic Schools in Northern Nigeria: Everyday Experience of Youth, Faith and Poverty. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 269 pp.
Review by: Sven Botha (150-151)

Abdulbasit Kassim and Michael Nwankpa (eds.) 2018. The Boko Haram Reader: From Nigerian Preachers to the Islamic State. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 529 pp.
Review by: Ifeanyi Onwuzuruigbo (151-152)

Sara Beth Keough and Scott M. Youngstedt. 2019. Water, Life, and Profit: Fluid Economies and Cultures of Niamey, Niger. New York: Berghahn Books. 178 pp.
Review by: Priya Dahiya (152-155)

Mahdu Krishnan. 2018. Writing Spatiality in West Africa: Colonial Legacies in the Anglophone/Francophone Novel. Martlesham, UK: James Currey. 215 pp. 
Review by: Voudina Ngarsou (155-156)

Jonas Kreienbaum. 2019. A Sad Fiasco: Colonial Concentration Camps in Southern Africa, 1900-1908. Translated from the German by Elizabeth Janik. New York/Oxford: Berghahn. 
Review by: Tony Voss (156-157)

Timothy R. Landry. 2019. Vodún: Secrecy and the Search for Divine Power. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 201 pp.
Review by: D. Dmitri Hurlbut  (157-159)

Daniel Mains. 2019. Under Construction: Technologies of Development in Urban Ethiopia. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 240 pp.
Review by: Fasika Gedif (159-160)

Kara Moskowitz. 2019. Seeing Like a Citizen: Decolonization, Development, and the Making of Kenya, 1945 – 1980. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 322 pp. 
Review by Nathan Dobson (160-162)

Seth Markle. 2017. A Motorcycle on Hell Run: Tanzania, Black Power, and the Uncertain Future of Pan-Africanism, 1964-1974. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press. 296 pp.
Review by: Ian Taylor (162-164)

Joseph Mujere. 2019. Land, Migration and Belonging: A History of the Basotho in Southern Rhodesia c. 1890-1960s. Martlesham, UK: James Curry. 176 pp.
Review by: Moliehi Motseki-Mokhothu (164-165)

Jacob Mundy. 2018. Libya. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. 293 pp.
Review by: Adfer Rashid Shah (166-167)

Øystein H. Rolandsen and Martin W. Daly. 2016. A History of South Sudan: From Slavery to Independence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 200 pp.
Review by: Dexter Story (167-168)

Landry Signé. 2018. African Development, African Transformation: How Institutions Shape Development Strategy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  190 pp.
Review by: Alexander B. Makulilo (168-169)

Mobolanle Ebunoluwa Sontunsa and Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso (eds.). 2017. Gender, Culture and Development in Africa. Austin, TX: Pan-African University Press. 651 pp.
Review by: George Allan Phiri (170-172)

Paul Stacey. 2019. State of Slum: Precarity and Informal Governance at the Margins of Accra. London: Zed Books. 219 pp.
Review by: Irit Eguavoen (172-173)

Theodore Trefon and Noël Kabuyaya. 2018. Goma: Stories of Strength and Sorrow from Eastern Congo. London: Zed Books. 230 pp.
Review by: Christina Lauren Quigley (173-175)

Clara Usiskin. 2019. America’s Covert War in East Africa: Surveillance, Rendition, and Assassination. London: Hurst Publishers. 282 pp.
Review by: E. Ofori Bekoe (175-177)

 Iain Walker. 2019. Islands in a Cosmopolitan Sea: A History of the Comoros. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 293 pp.
Review by: Tawfiq Alhamedi (177-178)