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Issue 4

ISSN 215-2448

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Highlights: Farming, Southern Zimbabwe, 2005 Ethiopian Parliamentary Election, 2007 General Election in Lesotho


‘We Want to Belong to Our Roots and We Want to be Modern People’: New Farmers, Old Claims Around Lake Mutirikwi, Southern Zimbabwe
Joost Fontein  |  Abstract  |  PDF (1-35)

Alternative Electoral Systems and the 2005 Ethiopian Parliamentary Election
John Ishiyama  |  Abstract  |  PDF (37-56)

The 2007 General Election in Lesotho: The Application and the Challenges of the Electoral System
Fako Johnson Likoti  |  Abstract  |  PDF (57-69) 

Book Reviews

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Kwasi Konadu. Indigenous Medicine and Knowledge in African Society. New York: Routledge, 2007.
Review by Sandra Amponsah  |  PDF (71-73)

Donald A. Yerxa (ed.). Recent Themes in the History of Africa and the Atlantic World: Historians in Conversation. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2008.
Review by Sandra Amponsah  |  PDF (73-75)

Roy Armes. African Filmmaking: North and South of the Sahara. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2006.
Review by Helena Cantone  |  PDF (75-77)

Sara Dorman, Daniel Hammett, and Paul Nugent (eds.). Making Nations, Creating Strangers: States and Citizenship in Africa. Boston: Brill, 2007.
Review by Heidi G. Frontani and Kristine Silvestri  |  PDF (77-79)

Preben Kaarsholm (ed). Violence, Political Culture & Development in Africa. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2006.
Review by Detlev Krige  |  PDF (79-81)

Michael Ba Banutu-Gomez. Africa: We Owe it to Our Ancestors, Our Children, and Ourselves. Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books, 2005.
Review by Linda Lilian  |  PDF (81-83)

Alfred Nhema and Paul Zeleza, (eds). The Roots of African Conflicts: The Causes & Costs. Oxford, UK: James Currey (in association with OSSREA), 2008.
Review by Linda Lilian  |  PDF (83-85)

Stephanie E. Smallwood. Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora. Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2007.
Review by Saneta Maiko  |  PDF (85-86)

Alvin O. Thompson. Economic Parasitism: European Rule in West Africa, 1880-1960. Barbados, West Indies: University of West Indies, 2006. 
Review by Okechukwu Edward Okeke  |  PDF (87-88)

Kathleen Bickford Berzock. Hesi how BENIN: Royal Arts of a West African Kingdom. The Art Institute of Chicago. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.
Review by Yomi Okunowo  |  PDF (88-90)

Patrick Harries. Butterflies and Barbarians: Swiss Missionaries and Systems of Knowledge in South-East Africa. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2007.
Review by Jeremy Rich  |  PDF (90-92)

A. E. Afigbo. The Abolition of the Slave Trade in Southeastern Nigeria, 1885-1950. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2006.
Review by Assan Sarr  |  PDF (92-94)

Fyle C. Magbaily. Historical Dictionary of Sierra Leone. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2006.
Review by William Augustus Sawyerr, Jr.  |  PDF (94-96)

George O. Ndege. Culture and Customs of Mozambique. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007.
Review by Frank Vollmer  |  PDF (96-98)