Volume 18, Issue 4 (October 2019)
Highlights: Constructions of Bantustans, Homophobia in Senegal, Restructuring in Nigeria.
New Clamour for “Restructuring” in Nigeria: Elite Politics, Contradictions, and Good Governance
Dele Babalola and Hakeem Onapajo | Full Text: PDF (41-56)
Alexius Amtaika (ed.). 2017. Socio-Economic Development in Africa: Challenges and Dimensions. Austin, Texas: Pan-African University Press. 461 pp.
Review by Adeniyi S. Basiru (57-58)
Beyene Atakilte (ed.). 2018. Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia: State Policy and Smallholder Farming. London: Zed Books. 192 pp.
Review by Gift Wasambo Kayira (58-59)
Christopher Ballantine, Michael Chapman, Kira Erwin and Gehard Mare (eds.). 2017. Living Together, Living Apart? Social Cohesion in a Future South Africa. Pietermaritzburg: University of Kwazulu-Natal Press. 197 pp.
Review by Babatunde Aderemi Adedibu (59-60)
Herman L. Bennett. 2019. African Kings and Black Slaves; Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 226 pp.
Review by Adel Manai (61-62)
Kathleen Bickford Berzock. (ed.). 2019. Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa. Evanston: Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University and Princeton: Princeton University Press. 312 pp.
Review by Steven Gish (62-63)
S. Elizabeth Bird and Rosina Umelo. 2018. Surviving Biafra: A Nigerwife’s Story. London: Hurst Publishers. 238 pp.
Review by Cyril-Mary Pius Olatunji and Mojalefa J.L. Koenane (63-64)
Crystal Biruk. 2018. Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World. Durham: Duke University Press. 277 pp.
Review by Amy Crofford (64-65)
Vicki L. Brennan. 2018. Singing Yoruba Christianity: Music, Media, and Morality. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. 210 pp.
Review by Oti Alaba Rotimi (65-66)
Jonas B. Bunte. 2019. Raise the Debt: How Developing Countries Choose their Creditors. New York: Oxford University Press. 276 pp.
Review by Segun Oshewolo (66-67)
Jeffrey Butler. 2017. Cradock: How Segregation and Apartheid Came to a South African Town. Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press. 256 pp.
Review by Oliver Aiken (67-69)
Nathan R. Carpenter and Benjamin N. Lawrance (eds.). 2018. Africans in Exile: Mobility, Law, and Identity. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. 337 pp.
Review by Henri Oripeloye (69-70)
Lukas Engelmann. 2018. Mapping AIDS: Visual Histories of an Enduring Epidemic. New York: Cambridge University Press. 254 pp.
Review by Sonal Sathe (70-71)
Rosalind Fredericks. 2018. Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal. Durham and London: Duke University Press. 200 pp.
Review by Adebisi Alade (71-72)
Zachary Kagan Guthrie. 2018. Bound for Work: Labour, Mobility and Colonial Rule in Central Mozambique, 1940-1965. Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press. 225 pp.
Review by Perseverence Muguti (72-73)
Anne Heffernan. 2019. Limpopo’s Legacy: Student Politics & Democracy in South Africa. Johannesburg: Wits University Press. 254 pp.
Review by Utsav Kumar Singh (73-75)
Cajetan Iheka. 2018. Naturalizing Africa: Ecological Violence, Agency and Postcolonial Resistance in African Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 211 pp.
Review by Theophilus Okunlola (75-76)
Cajetan Iheka and Jack Taylor (eds.). 2018. African Migration Narratives: Politics, Race and Space. Rochester: University of Rochester Press. 310 pp.
Review by Theophilus Okunlola (76-77)
Damascus Kafumbe. 2018. Tuning the Kingdom: Kawuugulu Musical Performance, Politics, and Storytelling in Buganda. Rochester: University of Rochester Press. 151 pp.
Review by Christina Quigley (77-79)
Emmanuel Katongole. 2017. The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for New Creation in Africa. New York: Orbis Books. 189 pp.
Review by Benson Ohihon Igboin (79-80)
Michael Keating and Matt Waldman (eds.). 2019. War and Peace in Somalia: National Grievances, Local Conflict and Al-Shabaab. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 607 pp.
Review by William A. Taylor (80-81)
Mick Moore, Wilson Prichard, and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad. 2018. Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development. London: Zed Books Ltd. 276 pp.
Review by Emmanuel Botlhale (81-82)
Eric Morier-Genoud, Michel Cahen, and Domingos do Rosário (eds.). 2018. The War Within: New Perspectives on the Civil War in Mozambique, 1976-1992. Rochester, New York: James Currey. 268 pp.
Review by Nelly Leblond (82-84)
José-María Muñoz. 2018. Doing Business in Cameroon: An Anatomy of Economic Governance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 242 pp.
Review by Shanee Cohen (84-85)
Nyabola Nanjala. 2018. Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Politics in Kenya. London: Zed Books. 273 pp.
Review by Oluwayemisi Adebanjo (85-86)
Obi Nwakanma. 2017. Christopher Okigbo: Thirsting for Sunlight. Rochester, NY: James Currey. 276 pp.
Review by Joshua Ondieki (87-88)
Ebenezer Obadare. 2018. Pentecostal Republic: Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria. London: Zed Books. 214 pp.
Review by Patrick Chukwudike Okpalaeke (88-89)
Adebayo Oyedabe and Gashawbeza Bekele. 2017. The Long Struggle: Discourses on Human and Civil Rights in Africa and the African Diaspora. Austin, Texas: Pan-African University Press. 225 pp.
Review by Ola Oladipo (89-90)
Kate Philip. 2018. Markets on the Margins: Mineworkers, Job Creation & Enterprise Development. Woodbridge, Suffolk: James Currey. 222 pp.
Review by Rinki Dahiya (90-92)
Mohammed Bashir Salau. 2018. Plantation Slavery in the Sokoto Caliphate: A Historical and Comparative Study. Rochester: University of Rochester Press. 236 pp.
Review by Olajide Damilare Daniel (92-93)
Elizabeth Schmidt. 2018. Foreign Intervention in Africa After the Cold War: Sovereignty, Responsibility and the War on Terror. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 462 pp.
Review by Olivier Walther (93-94)
Hennie Van Vuuren. 2019. Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit. Hurst Publishers. 611 pp.
Review by Monish Borah (95-96)
Sarbani Vengadasalam. 2019. New Postcolonial Dialectics: An Intercultural Comparison of Indian and Nigerian English Plays. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 243 pp.
Review by Elizabeth Brewer Redwine (96-97)
Federic Volpi. 2017. Revolution and Authoritarianism in North Africa. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 232 pp
Review by Kenneth Meyer (97-98)