Volume 12, Issue 1 (Fall 2012)

ISN: 215-2448

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Highlights: Urban communities, Ghana, Corruption, Nigeria, Migration, Rural Livelihoods, Zambia


Poor Urban Communities and Municipal Interface in Ghana: A Case Study of Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis
George Owusu & Robert Lawrence Afutu-Kotey  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (1-16)

Combating Corruption in Nigeria: The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
Emmanuel Obuah  |  Abstract |  Full Text: PDF (17-44 )

The Role of Labor Migration to Neighbouring Small Towns in Rural Livelihoods: A Case Study in Southern Province, Zambia
Chihiro Ito  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (45-72)

Book Reviews

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Peter Alexander (ed). Alan Paton, Selected Letters. Cape Town: Van Riebeeck Society for the Publication of Southern African Historical Documents, 2009. Second Series, No. 40. 496 pp.
Review by Kenneth Wilburn  (73-74)

William Ascher. Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2009. 328 pp. 
Review by Carlos Nunes Silva  (74-76)

Deborah Brautigam. The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. xv, 320 pp. 
Review by Emmanuel Botlhale  (76-78)

J. Millard Burr and Robert O. Collins. Sudan in Turmoil: Hasan al Turabai and the Islamist State. Princeton: Markus Weiner Publishers, 2010. 340 pp. 
Review by Sonny Lee  (78-79)

Wayne Dooling. Slavery, Emancipation and Colonial rule in South Africa. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press 2007: xi, 249 pp. (Ohio Research in International Studies, No. 87: first published by University of Kwazulu Natal Press, Scottville). 
Review by Tony Voss  (79-81)

Fikes, Kesha. Managing African Portugal: The Citizen-Migrant Distinction. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009. xxii, 195 pp.
Review by Brandon D. Lundy and Jessica Lopes  (81-82)

Lansana Gberie.(ed). Rescuing a Fragile State: Sierra Leone 2002-2008. Waterloo, Ontario: LCMSDS Press of Wilfrid Laurier University. 2009. 134 pp. 
Review by Rosetta Codling  (82-83)

William D. Grant. Zambia, Then and Now: Colonial Rulers and their African Successors. Oxford: Routledge, 2009. xv, 311 pp.
Review by Okechukwu Edward Okeke (83-85)

Messay Kebede. Radicalism and Cultural Dislocation in Ethiopia, 1960-1974. Rochester: Rochester University Press, 2008. xi, 235 pp.
Review by Elsa Gonzalez Aime (85-87)

Chima J. Korieh. The Land Has Changed: History, Society and Gender in Colonial Eastern Nigeria. University of Calgary Press, 2010. xix, 370pp.
Review by Uchendu Eugene Chigbu (87-89)

Henning Melber and John Y. Jones (eds). Revisiting the Heart of Darkness-Explorations into Genocide and Other Forms of Mass Violence. Development Dialogue 50 (December 2008). 302 pp.
Review by Guy Lancaster (89-90)

David Newbury, The Land Beyond the Mists. Essays on Identity and Authority in Precolonial Congo and Rwanda. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2009. 444 pp.
Review by Bogumil Jewsiewicki (91-92)

Kwaben Dei Ofori-Atah. Going to School in the Middle East and North Africa. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008. 133pp.
Review by Sonja Darlington (93-94)

Akinwumi Ogundiran and Toyin Falola. (eds). Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. xvii, 509 pp.
Review by Natalie Swanepoel (94-96)

Charles F. Peterson. DuBois, Fanon, Cabral: The Margins of Elite Anti-Colonial Leadership. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007. ix, 160 pp.
Review by Ofori Bekoe (97-99)

Chandra Lekha Sriram and Suren Pillay (eds). Peace versus Justice? The Dilemma of Transitional Justice in Africa . Oxford: James Currey, 2009. 387 pp.
Review by Tracy Fehr (99-101)

Peter Uvin. Life After Violence: A People’s Story of Burundi. London: Zed Books, 2009. 210 pp.
Review by Sean Fairchild (101-103)

Harry G. West. Ethnographic Sorcery. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. 132 pp. 
Review by Detlev Krige (104)

James Zug. The Guardian: The History of South Africa’s Extraordinary Anti-Apartheid Newspaper. EastLansing: Michigan State University Press/Pretoria: UNISA Press, 2007. xv, 371 pp. 
Review by Tony Voss (105-107)