Volume 17, Issue 2 (June 2017)

Highlights:Representation of informal workers, Agriculture and poverty, Settler women’s memoirs, Vegetation change.

Articles

Organization and Representation of Informal Workers in São Tomé and Príncipe: State Agency and Sectoral Informal Alternatives
Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues and Magdalena Bialoborska |  Abstract | Full Text: PDF (1-22)


Public Spending on Agriculture and Poverty in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Simbarashe Ndhleve, Ajuruchukwu Obi and M.D.V. Nakin | Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (23-46)


The “Terrible Loneliness”: Loneliness and Worry in Settler Women’s Memoirs from East and South-Central Africa, 1890-1939 
Julia Wells  |  Abstract | Full Text: PDF (47-64)


Using Repeat Photography to Observe Vegetation Change Over Time in Gorongosa National Park
Hannah V. Herrero, Jane Southworth, Erin Bunting, and Brian Child | Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (65-82)


Book Reviews

Amar S. Baadj. 2015. Saladin, the Almohads and the Banu Ghaniya: The Contest for North Africa (12th and 13th Centuries). Boston: Brill. 250 pp.
Review by Kenneth W. Meyer (83-84)


Alice Bellagamba, Sandra E. Greene, and Martin A. Klein (eds.). 2016. African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade: Volume 2, Essays on Sources and Methods. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. x, 206 pp.
Review by Kwame Essien (84-86)


Iris Berger et al. (eds.). 2015.  African Asylum at a Crossroads:  Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Rights.  Athens:  Ohio University Press.  272 pp. Catherine Besteman. 2016. Making Refuge: Somali Bantu Refugees in Lewiston, Maine. Durham and London: Duke University Press. 336 pp.
Review by Cristina Ramos (86-87)


Antoinette Burton. 2016. Africa in the Indian Imagination: Race and the Politics of Postcolonial Citation. Durham: Duke University Press. 200 pp.
Review by Luca Raimondi (87-89)


Jeffrey James Byrne. 2016. Mecca of Revolution: Algeria, Decolonization, and the Third World Order. New York: Oxford University Press. 388 pp.
Review by Jeffrey S. Ahlman (89-90)


Ray Costello. 2015. Black Tommies: British Soldiers of African Descent in the First World War. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. 216 pp.
Review by Brett A. Berliner (90-92)


Robert A. Dowd. 2015. Christianity, Islam and Liberal Democracy: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa. New York: Oxford University Press. 224 pp.
Review by Nwankwo T. Nwaezeigwe (92-93)


Paul Gifford. 2016. Christianity, Development, and Modernity in Africa. New York: Oxford University Press. 187 pp.
Review by Benson Babatunde Adedibu (94-95)


Kjell Havnevik, Terje Oestigaard, and Eva Tobisson (eds.). 2015. Framing African Development: Challenging Concepts. Leiden, Boston: Brill. 203 pp.
Review by Nathan Andrews (95-96)


Alexi P. Kireyev (ed.). 2016. Building Integrated Economies in West Africa: Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility. Washington, DC: International Monetary Fund. 385 pp.
Review by Anne Mook (97-98)


Julie Laplante. 2015. Healing Roots: Anthropology in Life and Medicine. New York and Oxford: Berghahn. 289 pp.
Review by Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu (98-100)


Charles Laurie. 2016. The Land Reform Deception: Political Opportunism in Zimbabwe’s Land Seizure Era. New York: Oxford University Press. 398 pp.
Review by Ryan Gibb (100-101)


Christopher J. Lee. 2015. Frantz Fanon: Toward a Revolutionary Humanism. Ohio: Ohio University Press. 233 pp.
Review by Oluchi J. Igili (101-103)


Giacomo Macola. 2016. The Gun in Central Africa: A History of Technology and Politics. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University
Review by Quentin Holbert (103-104)


Emily Margaretten. 2015. Street Life Under a Roof: Youth Homelessness in South Africa. Urbana, Chicago and Springfield: University of Illinois Press. 213 pp. 
Review by Paul Stacey (104-105)


Jamie Miller. 2016. An African Volk. The Apartheid Regime and Its Search for Survival. New York: Oxford University Press. 439 pp.
Review by Chris Saunders (106-107)


Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni. 2016. The Decolonial Mandela: Peace, Justice and the Politics of Life. New York: Berghahn Books. 162 pp.
Review by Gordon Alley-Young (107-108)


Ebenezer Obadare. 2016. Humor, Silence, and Civil Society in Nigeria. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press. 177 pp.
Review by Fisayo Ajala (108-110)


Jennifer Riggan. 2016. The Struggling State: Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of Eritrea. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 243 pp.
Review by Zerihun Berhane Weldegebriel (110-111)


Mark Sanders. 2016. Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa. Princeton, NJ: University of Princeton Press. 198 pp.
Review by Shirley Mthethwa-Sommers (111-114)


Sharon Sliwinski. 2016. Mandela’s Dark Years: A Political Theory of Dreaming. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 45 pp.
Review by Felix Kumah-Abiwu (114-115)


Noah Tiska. 2015. Nollywood Stars: Media and Migration in West Africa and the Diaspora. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 348 pp.
Review by Comfort S. Bulus (116-117)


Andrew Walker. 2016. ‘Eat the Heart of the Infidel’: The Harrowing of Nigeria and the Rise of Boko Haram. London: Hurst and Company. 281 pp.
Review by Simon Odion Ehiabhi (117-118)


Tom Young. 2015. Readings in the International Relations of Africa. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 370 pp. 
Review by Sankalp Gurjar (118-120)