Volume 11, Issue 4 (Summer 2010)

ISSN 215-2448

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Highlights: Decentralization & conflict in Uganda, Transnationalization, Darfur, Gangsterism, Urban Water Politics, Ghana, Putin’s Russia, G8, Rwanda, Gender


Decentralization and Conflict in Uganda: Governance Adrift
Terrell G. Manyak and Issac Wasswa Katono  |  Abstract  |  Full Text:  PDF (1-24)

Is War Contagious? The Transnationalization of Conflict in Darfur
Jennifer L. De Maio   |   Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (25-44)

Breaking with Township Gangsterism: The Struggle for Place and Voice
Doria Daniels and Quinton Adams   | Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (45-57)

Urban Water Politics and Water Security in Disadvantaged Urban Communities in Ghana
Kweku G. Ainuson   |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (59-82)

A Bridge Between the Global North and Africa? Putin’s Russia and G8 Development Commitments
Pamela A. Jordan   |  Abstract   |  Full Text: PDF (83-115)

Book Reviews

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Julius O. Adekunle. Culture and Customs of Rwanda. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press, 2007. xix, 164 pp.
Review by Uchendu Eugene Chigbu (117-118)

Peter Alegi. African Soccerscapes: How a Continent Changed the World’s Game. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2010. xvi, 179 pp.
Review by Tamba E. M’bayo (118-121)

David Baronov. The African Transformation of Western Medicine and the Dynamics of Global Cultural Exchange. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2008. x, 248 pp.
Review by Karen Flint  (121-123)

Daniel Branch. Defeating Mau Mau, Creating Kenya: Counterinsurgency, Civil War, and Decolonization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xx, 250 pp.
Review by Eric M. Moody (123-124)

Judith A. Byfield, LaRay Denzer, and Anthea Morrison (eds). Gendering the African Diaspora: Women, Culture, and Historical Change in the Caribbean and Nigerian Hinterland. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. xiv, 329 pp.
Review by Tosin Funmi Abiodun (124-127)

José Cossa. Power, Politics and Higher Education in Southern Africa. New York: Cambria Press, 2008. xxii, 226 pp.
Review by Mousumi Mukherjee (127-129)

Erik Doxtader and Philippe Salazar (eds). Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: The Fundamental Documents. Cape Town: Institute of Justice and Reconciliation, 207. Xviii, 478 pp.
Review by Muhammed Haron (129-131)

Henry John Drewal (ed). Sacred Waters: Arts for Mami Wata and Other Divinities in Africa and the Diaspora. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008. xxii, 681 pp.; Henry John Drewal. Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and its Diasporas. Los Angeles: Fowler Museum, 2008. 227 pp.
Review by Dan Jakubowski (131-135)

Peter Geschiere, Peter Pels, and Birgit Meyer (eds). Readings in Modernity in Africa. London International African Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies, 2008. ix, 226 pp.
Review by Ngade Ivo and Elong Eric Ebolo (135-136)

Joseph Hanlon and Teresa Smart. Do Bicycles Equal Development in Mozambique. Woodbridge, Suffolk: James Currey imprint Boydell and Brewer, 2008. xiv, 242 pp.
Review by Carol Summers (136-138)

Axel Harneit-Sievers. Constructions of Belonging: Igbo Communities and the Nigerian State in the Twentieth Century. Rochester. University of Rochester Press, 2006. x, 389 pp.
Review by Uchendu Eugene Chigbu (138-140)

John C. Hawley (ed). India in Africa, Africa in India: Indian Ocean Cosmopolitanisms. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008. xxx, 312 pp.
Review by Emad Mirmotahari (140-141)

Jonathan Lawley. Beyond the Malachite Hills: a Life of Colonial Service and Business in the New Africa. London/New York: I.B.Tauris, 2010. xii, 304 pp.
Review by Tony Voss (142-144)

Alamin Mazrui. Swahili Beyond the Boundaries: Literature, Language and Identity. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2007. x, 206 pp.
Review by Charlie Wilson (144-146)

Abdul Raufa Mustapha and Lindsay Whitfield (eds). Turning Points in African Democracy. Suffolk, UK: James Currey, 2009. xix, 235 pp.
Review by Peter VonDoepp (146-148)

Mwenda Ntarangwi, David Mills, and Mustafa Babiker (eds). African Anthropologies: History, Critique and Practice. Dakar: CODESRIA, 2006. xiv, 274 pp.
Review by Brandon D. Lundy (148-150)

Filip Reyntjens. The Great African War: Congo and Regional Geopolitics, 1996-2006. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xi, 327pp.
Review by Ioannis Mantzikos (150-151)

Ronald Bruce St. John. Historical Dictionary of Libya. 4th ed. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2006. lxiii, 403 pp.
Review by Steven Stottlemyre (151-152)

Jeremy Sarkin (ed). Human Rights in African Prisons. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2008. (first published in South Africa by HSRC Press, Cape Town). 254 pp.
Review by Madelaine Hron (152-154)

William A. Schabas. Genocide in International Law: The Crime of Crimes. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xviii, 741p.
Review by Paul J. Magnarella (154-157)

Falguni A. Sheth. Toward a Political Philosophy of Race. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2009. xiii, 178 pp.
Review by Andy Lamey (157-161)

Olufemi Taiwo. How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africa. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2010. xii, 352 pp.
Review by Adel Manai (162-163)

Meine Pieter van Dijk (ed.). The New Presence of China in Africa. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2009. 224 pp.
Review by Joseph Tse-Hei Lee (164-166)