Volume 12, Issue 3 (Summer 2011)

iSN 215-2448

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Highlights: Coal & Economic Diversification, Nigeria, Oil Extraction, Uganda, Environmental legacies, Women’s Resistance, Cameroon, Nigeria, Democratization

Articles

Coal Sector Revitalization, Community Memory, and the Land Question in Nigeria: A Paradox of Economic Diversification?
Ikechukwu Umejesi  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (1-21)


Oil Extraction and the Potential for Domestic Instability in Uganda
Jacob Kathman & Megan Shannon  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (23-45 )


Environmental Legacies of Major Events: Solid Waste Management and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Uganda
Mersharch W. Katusiimeh & Arthur P. J. Mol  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (47-65)


Women’s Resistance in Cameroon’s Western Grassfields: The Power of Symbols, Superb Organization and Leadership, 1957-1961
Henry Kam Kah  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (67-91)


Nigeria’s Fourth Republic and the Challenge of a Faltering Democratization
Dhikru Adewale Yagboyaju  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (93-106)


Book Reviews

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Tosha Grantham. 2009. Darkroom: Photography and New Media in South Africa since 1950. Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 150 pp.

Erin Haney. 2010. Photography and Africa. London: Reaktion Books. 192 pp.
Review by Todd Leedy  (107-109)


Sefi Atta. News from Home. Northampton, Massachusetts: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporation, 2010. 293 pp. 
Review by Rosetta Codling  (109-110)


Ivan Bargna. Africa. Translated by Rosanna M. Giammanco. Book series “Dictionaries of Civilization Series.” N° 6. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2008. 385 pp. 
Review by Yves Laberge  (110-112)


Ama Biney and Adebayo Olukoshi. Speaking Truth to Power: Selected Pan-African Postcards. Cape Town: Pambazuka Press, 2010. ix, 248 pp.
Review by Kelli N. Moore  (112-113)


Barbara Bompani and Maria Frahm-Arp. Development and Politics from Below: Exploring Religious Spaces in the African State. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. xiii, 257pp. 
Review by Lady Jane Acquah  (113-115)


Babacar Camara. Reason in History: Hegel and Social Changes in Africa. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011. 135 pp. 
Review by Robert Munro  (115-117)


Peter Cunliffe-Jones. My Nigeria: Five Decades of Independence. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, 2010. 238 pp.
Review by Kawu Bala  (117-118)


Irit Eguavoen. The Political Ecology of Household Water in Northern Ghana. Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2008. xi, 309 pp. 
Review by Heidi G. Frontani  (119-120)


Linda K. Fuller. African Women’s Unique Vulnerabilities to HIV/Aids: Communication Perspectives and Promises. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. iv, 309 pp. 
Review by Ridwa Abdi (120-122)


Sandra E. Greene. West African Narratives of Slavery: Texts from Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Ghana. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011. ix, 300 pp.
Review by Toni Pressley-Sanon (122-123)


Larry Grubbs. Secular Missionaries: Americans and African Development in the 1960’s. Amherst, Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts Press, 2009. vii, 243 pp. 
Review by Farah Abdi (124-126)


John W. Harbeson and Donald Rothchild (eds.). Africa in World Politics: Reforming Political Order. Boulder: Westview Press, 2009. xvi, 408 pp.
Review by Percyslage Chigora  (126-127)


Kassim Mohammed Khamis. Promoting the African Union. Washington, DC: Lilian Barber Press, Inc., 2008. 421 pp.
Review by Antonia Witt (127-129)


Stephen J. King. The New Authoritarianism in the Middle East and North Africa. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2009. 290 pp. 
Review by Steven Stottlemyre (129-130)


Herbert S. Klein. The Atlantic Slave Trade. 2nd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xx, 242 pp.
Review by A.T. Gorton  (130-131)


Kofi Oteng Kufuor. The African Human Rights System: Origin and Evolution. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2010. vii. 182 pp.
Review by Eric M. Moody (132-133)


John McAleer. Representing Africa, Landscape, Exploration and Empire in Southern Africa, 1780-1870. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2010. 241 pp.
Review by Adel Manai (133-134)


Hassimi Oumarou Maïga. Balancing Written History with Oral Tradition: The Legacy of the Songhoy People. New York: Routledge, 2010. xi, 206 pp.
Review by Helena Cantone (135-136)


Cedric Mayson. Why Africa Matters. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2010. 217 pp. 
Review by Lily Sofiani  (136-137)


Janet McIntosh. The Edge of Islam: Power, Personhood, and Ethnoreligious Boundaries on the Kenya Coast. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. xi, 325 pp.
Review by Terje Østebø (137-138)


Augustine S. O. Okwu. Igbo Culture and the Christian Missions: Conversion in Theory and Practice, 1857-1957. New York: University Press of America, Inc., 2010. x, 336 pp. 
Review by Jason Bruner (139-140)


Tejumola Olaniyan and James Sweet. The African Diaspora and the Disciplines. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. viii, 363 pp.
Review by Ken Walibora Waliaula (140-142)


Brett L. Shadle. “Girl Cases:” Marriage and Colonialism in Gusiiland, Kenya, 1890-1970. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2006. x, 256 pp. 
Review by Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué (142-144)


Elinami Veraeli Swai. Beyond Women’s Empowerment in Africa: Exploring Disclocation and Agency. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2010. xv, 189 pp. 
Review by Emmanuel Botlhale (144-146)


United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. African Governance Report II 2009. New York: Oxford University Press. xii, 274 pp.
Review by Uchendu Eugene Chigbu (146-147)


Michael Vickers. A Nation Betrayed: Nigeria and the Minorities Commission of 1957. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press. 2010. xxvii, 324 pp. 
Review by Okechukwu Edward Okeke (147-149)


Cherryl Walker, Anna Bohlin, Ruth Hall, and Thembela Kepe (eds.). Land, Memory, Reconstruction, and Justice: Perspectives on Land Claims in South Africa. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2010. xiv, 335 pp. 
Review by Harvey M. Feinberg  (149-152)