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Issues 2 & 3

ISSN 215-2448

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Highlights: Globalization, Labor Markets, Union Democracy, Ghana, Stakeholder Participatory Processes, Mazowe River Catchmen, Zimbabwe, Medicine and Anthropology in 20th Century Africa, Governance, Ndebele State, Colonialism, Great Britain, Francophone Sports, Niger


The Challenge of Globalization, Labor Market Restructuring and Union Democracy in Ghana
Akua O. Britwum and Pim Martens  |  Abstract  |  PDF (1-25)

Stakeholder Participatory Processes and Dialogue Platforms in the Mazowe River Catchment, Zimbabwe
Claudious Chikozho  |  Abstract  |  PDF (27-44)

Medicine and Anthropology in Twentieth Century Africa: Akan Medicine and Encounters with Medical Anthropology
Kwasi Konadu  |  Abstract  |  PDF (45-69)

Who Ruled by the Spear? Rethinking the Form of Governance in the Ndebele State
Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni  |  Abstract  |  PDF (71-94) 

Colonialism within Colonialism: The Hausa-Caliphate Imaginary and the British Colonial Administration of the Nigerian Middle Belt
Moses Ochonu  |  Excerpt  |  PDF (95-127) 

The 5th Francophonie Sports and Arts Festival: Niamey, Niger Hosts a Global Community
Scott M. Youngstedt  |  Abstract  |  PDF (129-151)

Book Reviews

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Beyond Words: Discourse and Critical Agency in Africa. Andrew Apter. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. 169 pp.
Niyi Afolabi  |  PDF (153-154)

Political Liberation and Decolonization in Africa: Lessons from Country Experiences. Julius Omozuanvbo Ihonvbere and John Mukum Mbaku. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003. 373 pp.
Pade Badru  |  PDF (154-158)

Political Islam in West Africa: State-Society Relations Transformed. W. F. S. Miles ed. London: Lynne Rienner, 2007. 221 pp.
M. H. A. Bolaji  |  PDF (158-160)

Brown Water of Africa: Portuguese Riverine Warfare 1961-1974. John P. Cann. St. Petersburg, FL: Hailer Publishing, 2007. 248 pp.
Todd Cleveland  |  PDF (160-162)

Women’s Organizations and Democracy in South Africa: Contesting Authority. Shareen Hassim. University of Wisconsin Press, 2006. 355 pp.
Erika N. Cornelius  |  PDF (162-164)

One Hundred Days of Silence: America and the Rwanda Genocide. Jared A. Cohen. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2006. 232 pp.
Michael H. Creswell  |  PDF (164-166)

Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal. Ferdinand De Jong. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 2005. 216 pp.
Mark Davidheiser  |  PDF (166-168)

Makishi: Mask Characters of Zambia. Manuel Jordán. Los Angeles: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 2006. 84 pp.
Olawole F. Famule  |  PDF (168-170)

The Internet and the Construction of the Immigrant Public Sphere: The Case of the Cameroonian Diaspora. Kehbuma Langmia. University Press of America, Inc., 2008. 97 pp.
Nancy J. Hafkin  |  PDF (170-172)

Intimate Enemy: Images and Voices of the Rwandan Genocide. Scott Straus and Robert Lyons. Brooklyn, NY: Zone Books, 2006. 192 pp.
Madelaine Hron  |  PDF (172-174)

The African Manufacturing Firm: An Analysis Based on Firm Surveys in Seven Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dipak Mazumdar and Ata Mazaheri. New York: Routledge, 2003. 451 pp.
Varinder Jain  |  PDF (174-176)

Schooling and Difference in Africa: Democratic Challenges in a Contemporary Context. George Sefa Dei, Alireza Asgharzadeh, Sharon Bahador and Riyad Shahjahan. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2006. 331 pp.
Yatta Kanu  |  PDF (176-181)

Law and Disorder in the Postcolony. Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. 357 pp.
Walter J. Kendall III  |  PDF (181-184)

Performance and Politics in Tanzania: The Nation on Stage. Laura Edmondson. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007. 175 pp.
Henry Kippin  |  PDF (184-186)

Vanguard or Vandals: Youth, Politics and Conflict in Africa. Jon Abbink and Ineke van Kessel, eds. Leiden, Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill, 2005. 300 pp.
Ben Knighton  |  PDF (186-188)

Transforming Museums: Mounting Queen Victoria in a Democratic South Africa. Steven C Dubin. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. 339 pp.
Yves Laberge  |  PDF (188-190)

The Oral and Beyond: Doing Things with Words in Africa. Ruth Finnegan. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. 320 pp.
T. Spreelin MacDonald  |  PDF (190-192)

African Art and the Colonial Encounter: Inventing a Global Commodity. Sidney Littlefield Kasfir. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2007. 381 pp.
Adel Manai  |  PDF (192-194)

Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa. Richard C. Keller. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. 294 pp.
Shane McCorristine  |  PDF (194-196)

Yoruba Bata Goes Global: Artists, Culture Brokers, and Fans. Debra L. Klein. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2007. 220 pp.
Olatunji Ojo  |  PDF (196-198)

The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria. Andrew Apter. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2005. 334 pp.
Rasheed Olaniyi  |  PDF (198-200)

Africa: A Guide to Reference Material (2nd edition). John McIlwaine. Lochcarron, Scotland: Hans Zell Publishing, 2007. 
Dan Reboussin  |  PDF (200-203)

Domesticating the World: African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Consumerism. Jeremy Prestholdt. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. 272 pp. 
Jeremy Rich  |  PDF (203-205)

An Economic History of South Africa: Conquest, Discrimination and Development. Charles Feinstein. London: Cambridge University Press, 2005, 326 pp.
Gerardo del Cerro Santamaría  |  PDF (205-208)

States of Violence: Politics, Youth, and Memory in Contemporary Africa. Edna G. Ray and Donald L. Donham, eds. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press. 268 pp.
Lisa Sharlach  |  PDF (208-210)

Xhosa Beer Drinking Rituals: Power, Practice and Performance in the South African Rural Periphery. Patrick A. McAllister. Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, 2006. 355 pp.
Andrew Smith  |  PDF (210-212)

Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America. Sylviane A. Diouf. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. 340 pp.
Anthony J. Stanonis  |  PDF (212-213)

Slavery and the Birth of an African City: Lagos, 1760-1900. Kristin Mann. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2007. 473 pp.
Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani  |  PDF (213-214)

The Silence of Great Zimbabwe: Contested Landscapes and the Power of Heritage. Joost Fontein. New York, NY: UCL Press, 2006. 246 pp.
Jonathan R. Walz  |  PDF (215-216)