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Volume 13, Issues 1 & 2
Spring  2012

ISSN: 2152-2448


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Articles from Current Issue

When Necessity Begets Ingenuity: E-Waste Scavenging as a Livelihood Strategy in Accra, Ghana
Martin Oteng-Ababio | Abstract | Full Text: PDF (1-21)

Africa to the World! Nkrumah-era Philatelic Images of Emerging Ghana and Pan-Africanism, 1957-1966
Kenneth Wilburn   | Abstract|   Full Text: PDF (23-54)

The Transformation of the US-Based Liberian Diaspora from Hard Power to Soft Power Agents
Osman Antwi-Boateng | Abstract|  Full Text: PDF (55-74)

Sons of the Soil and Conquerors Who Came on Foot: The Historical Construction of a West African Border Region
Olivier Walther | Abstract|   Full Text: PDF (75-92)

The Challenges of Transnational Human Trafficking in West Africa
Wilfried Relwende Sawadogo | Abstract|  Full Text: PDF (93-113)

Book Reviews

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Review Essay
Gail M. Gerhart and Clive L. Glaser. From Protest to Challenge. Volume 6: A Documentary History of African Politics in South Africa, 1882-1990, Challenge and Victory 1980-1990. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. xxxiv, 778 pp.

Sean Jacobs| Full Text: PDF (114-119)

Nwando Achebe. The Female King of Colonial Nigeria Ahebi Ugbabe. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. xiii, 305 pp.
Review by Anne Jebet Waliaula  (120-121)

Heike Behrend. Resurrecting Cannibals: The Catholic Church, Witch-Hunts, and the Production of Pagans in Western Uganda. Suffolk: James Currey, 2011. 214 pp.
Review by Richardson Addai-Mununkum   (121-123)

Elisabeth Bekers. Rising Anthills: African and African American Writing on Female Genital Excision 1960-2000. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2010. 262 pp.
Review by Sabine Iva Franklin  (123-127)

Megan Biesele and Robert K. Hitchcock. The Ju/’hoan San of Nyae Nyae and Namibian Independence: Development, Democracy and Indigenous Voices in Southern Africa. New York: Berghahn Books, 2011. 269 pp.
Review by Shylock Muyengwa   (127-128)

Graham Bradshaw and Michael Neill (eds). J.M.Coetzee’s Austerities. Farnham, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2010. 272 pp.
Review by Mark Diachkov   (129-130)

Padraig Carmody. The New Scramble for Africa. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2011. xi, 194 pp.
Review by Emmanuel Botlhale   (130-131)

Stephen Chan. Southern Africa: Old Treacheries and New Deceits. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. 302 pp.
Review by Elizabeth Williams  (132-134)

Alison Liebhafsky des Forges. Defeat is the Only Bad News: Rwanda under Musinga, 1896-1931. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. 306 pp.
Review by Ilunga Tchoma Kitenge  (134-136)

Mamadou Diawara, Bernard Lategan, and Jörn Rüsen. Historical Memory in Africa: Dealing with the Past, Reaching for the Future in an Intercultural Context. New York: Beghahn Books, 2010. vi, 248 pp.
Review by Jan Bender Shetler  (136-137)

Donald L. Donham. Violence in a Time of Liberation: Murder and Ethnicity at a South African Gold Mine, 1994. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011. xiv, 237 pp.
Review by Shirley Mthethwa-Sommers   (137-138)

David. T. Doris. Vigilant Things: On Thieves, Yoruba Anti-Aesthetics, and the Strange Fates of Ordinary Objects in Nigeria. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011. 420 pp.
Review by Yomi Ukonowo   (138-140)

Toyin Falola and Saheed Aderinto. Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History. Rochester: Rochester University Press, 2010. xiii, 333 pp.
Review by John Olushola Magbadelo  (140-142)

Timothy Derek Fernyhough. Serfs, Slaves and Shifta: Modes of Production in Pre-Revolutionary Ethiopia. Addis Ababa: Shama Books, 2010. 344 pp.
Review by Terje Østebø   (142-143)

Jonathan Glassman. War of Words, War of Stones: Racial Thought and Violence in Colonial Zanzibar. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011. xii, 398 pp.
Review by Katrina Demulling   (144-145)

Robert A. Hill and Edmond J. Keller (eds). Trustee for the Human Community: Ralph J. Bunche, the United Nations, and the Decolonization of Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2010. 205 pp.
Review by Myra Ann Houser   (145-146)

Douglas H. Johnson. The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars: Peace or Truce? Suffolk: James Currey, 2011. xix, 236 pp.
Review by Sonny Lee   (147-148)

Michelle T. Kuenzi. Education and Democracy in Senegal. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. xiii, 190 pp.
Review by Anne Jebet Waliaula   (148-149)

Janie L. Leatherman. Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict. Cambridge and Oxford, UK, and Boston: Polity Press, 2011. 242 pp.
Review by Nafisatu Koroma   (150-151)

Simon Lewis. British and African Literature in Transnational Context. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011. 257 pp.
Review by Adel Manai   (151-152)

JoAnn McGregor. Crossing the Zambezi: The Politics of Landscape on a Central African Frontier. Suffolk: James Currey, 2009. 237 pp.
Review by Olga Sicilia   (153-154)

Elias Mpofu (ed). Counseling People of African Ancestry. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. xix, 332 pp.
Review by Omar Ahmed and Grant J. Rich  (154-157)

Mara Naaman. Urban Space in Contemporary Egyptian Literature: Portraits of Cairo. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2011. Xxv, 227 pp.
Review by Michael K. Walonen   (157-158)

Krijn Peters. War and the Crisis of Youth in Sierra Leone. London and Cambridge: International African Institute and Cambridge University Press, 2011. xvi, 274 pp.
Review by Sverker Finnström   (158-160)

William Reno. Warfare in Independent Africa: New Approaches to African History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 271 pp.
Review by Nicholas D. Knowlton   (160-161)

Mahir Saul and Ralph A. Austen (eds). Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Art Films and the Nollywood Video Revolution. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2010. 237pp.
Review by Lorien R. Hunter   (161-163)

Symphony Way Pave Dwellers. No Land! No House! No Vote! Voices from Symphony Way. Cape Town: Pambazuka Press, 2011. xvii, 141 pp.
Review by Uchendu E. Chigbu   (163-164)

Aili Mari Tripp. Museveni’s Uganda: Paradoxes of Power in a Hybrid Regime. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010. 222 pp.
Review by Moses Kibe Kihiko   (164-166)

Peter VonDoepp. Judicial Politics in New Democracies: Cases from Southern Africa. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009. vii, 185 pp.
Review by Danielle Resnick   (166-167)

Elke Zuern. The Politics of Necessity: Community Organizing and Democracy in South Africa. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. xvii, 242pp.
Review by Ròisìn Hinds   (168-169)