Volume 12, Issue 2 (Winter 2011)

ISSN 215-2448

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Highlights: Eritrea, Micropolitics of Mining, Zambia, Coup d’État in Africa


Personal Rule in Africa: The Case of Eritrea 
Petros B. Ogbazghi | Abstract  | Full Text: PDF (1-25)

The Micropolitics of Mining and Development in Zambia: Insights from the Northwestern Province
Rohit Negi  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (27-44)

Debunking the Myth of the “Good” Coup d’État in Africa 
Andrew C. Miller  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (45-70)

Book Reviews

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Peter Alegi. Laduma! Soccer, Politics and Society in South Africa, from its Origins to 2010. Scottville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2010. xi, 230 pp.
Review by Alex Laverty  (71-72)

Tim Allen and Koen Vlassenroot (eds). The Lord’s Resistance Army: Myth and Reality. London: Zed Books, 2010. xxi, 356 pp.
Review by Mark E. Grotelueschen  (72-75)

G. Thomas Burgess. Race, Revolution and the Struggle for Human Rights on Zanzibar: The memories of Ali Sultan Issa and Seif Sharif Hamad. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2009. xii,333 pp.
Review by Charlie Wilson  (75-76)

Gaurav Desai (ed.) Teaching the African Novel. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. ix, 429 pp.
Review by Charlotte Baker  (76-78)

Kwame Essien and Toyin Falola. Culture and Customs of the Sudan. Westport, CT: ABC-CLIO/ Greenwood Press, 2008. xix, 193 pp.
Review by Waseem-Ahmed Mitchell  (78-80)

Paul Wenzel Geissler and Ruth Jane Prince. The Land is Dying: Contingency, Creativity and Conflict in Western Kenya. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010. xix, 423 pp.
Review by Melissa Graboyes  (80-81)

Bayo Holsey. Routes of Remembrance: Refashioning the Slave Trade in Ghana. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2008. 272 pp .
Review by Kwame Essien  (81-84)

Lise Morjé Howard. UN Peacekeeping in Civil Wars. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 416 pp.
Review by Ioannis Mantzikos  (84-86)

David McDermott Hughes. Whiteness in Zimbabwe: Race, Landscape, and the Problem of Belonging. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. xx, 204 pp.
Review by Tony Voss (86-88)

Curtis Keim. Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind. Boulder: Westview Press, 2009. xiii, 234 pp.
Review by Dan Mitchell (88-89)

Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo. Japan-Africa Rеlаtiοnѕ. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. xv, 277 pp.
Review by Ilunga Tchoma Kitenge (89-91)

Kimani Njogu and John Middleton (eds). Media and Identity in Africa. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009. xvii, 333 pp.
Review by Ken Walibora Waliaula (91-93)

Victor Oguejiofor Okafor (ed). Nigeria’s Stumbling Democracy and its Implications for Africa’s Democratic Movement. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2008. xvi, 190 pp.
Review by Cynthia C. Ugwuibe (93-94)

Augustine S. O. Okwu. Igbo Culture and the Christian Missions 1857-1957: Conversion in Theory and Practice. Lanham: University Press of America, 2010. xi,  329 pp.
Review by Adaeze Nnamani (95-96)

David Peimer (ed). Armed Response: Plays from South Africa. New York: Seagull Books, 2009. xviii, 216 pp.
Review by J. Coplen Rose (96-97)

Jan Vansina. Being Colonized: The Kuba Experience in Rural Congo, 1880-1960. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2010. xiii, 342 pp.
Review by Joseph C. Miller (97-99)

Kerry Ward. Networks of Empire: Forced Migration in the Dutch East India Company. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 340 pp.
Review by Adel Manai (99-101)