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Issue 4

ISSN: 215-2448

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Highlights: Islam, Gambia, Ifeanyi Menkiti, Sierra Leone, Electoral Processes, Progress and Power in Africa


The Appropriation of Islam in a Gambian Village: Life and Times of Shaykh Mass Kah, 1827-1936
Bala S. K. Saho  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (1-21)

The (Mal) Function of “it” in Ifeanyi Menkiti’s Normative Account of Person
Bernard Matolino  |  Abstract  |   Full Text: PDF (23-37)

Sierra Leone’s 2007 Elections: Monumental and More of the Same
Kevin S. Fridy & Fredline A. O. M’Cormack-Hale  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (39-57)

At Issue

Towards Concert in Africa: Seeking Progress and Power through Cohesion and Unity
Sigfrido Burgos Cáceres  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (59-73)

Book Reviews

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Martin Atangana. The End of French Rule in Cameroon. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, Inc., 2010. xii, 131 pp. 
Review by Nkaze Chateh Nkengtego  (74-75)

Richard Benjamin and David Fleming. Transatlantic Slavery: An Introduction. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2010. 96 pp. 
Review by Nadine Hunt  (75-76)

John Campbell. Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011. xxii, 183 pp. 
Review by Benjamin O. Arah  (76-78)

Paul Deléage. End of a Dynasty: The Last Days of the Prince Imperial, Zululand 1879. Translated by Fleur Webb, introduction and notes by Bill Guest. Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2008. xx, 212 pp. 
Review by Tony Voss  (78-79)

Myriam Denov. Child Soldiers: Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xi, 234 pp. 
Review by Mark E. Grotelueschen  (79-81)

Myron Echenberg. Africa in the Time of Cholera: A History of Pandemics from 1817 to the Present. Cambridge University Press, 2011. xxxi, 208 pp. 
Review by Zindoga Mukandavire  (81-83)

Harri Englund (ed.). Christianity and Public Culture in Africa. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2011. 240 pp.
Review by Jeremy Rich  (83-84)

Jack Goody. Myth, Ritual, and the Oral. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 161 pp. 
Review by Mickie Mwanzia Koster   (84-86)

Sean Hanretta. Islam and Social Change in French West Africa: History of an Emancipatory Community. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 311 pp. 
Review by Siendou Konate (86-89)

Neil Kodesh. Beyond the Royal Gaze: Clanship and Public Healing in Buganda. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010. 280 pp.
Review by Jason Bruner (89-91)

M. Kathleen Madigan. Senegal Sojourn: Selections from One Teacher’s Journal. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010. xix, 231 pp. 
Review by Patrick Day (91-92)

Anne Kelk Mager. Beer, Sociability, and Masculinity in South Africa. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. viii, 232 pp.
Review by T.J. Tallie   (92-93)

William F. S. Miles. My African Horse Problem. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2008. xx, 173 pp.
Review by R. Hunt Davis, Jr. (93-95)

Michael Nest. Coltan. Cambridge, Polity, 2011. X, 220 pp. 
Review by Pádraig Carmody (95-96)

Malyn Newitt (ed). The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415-1670: A Documentary History. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xviii, 246 pp.
Review by Brandon D. Lundy   (96-98)

Michael F. O’Riley. Cinema in an Age of Terror: North Africa, Victimization, and Colonial History. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press. 2010. 198 pp.
Review by David Livingstone (98-99)

Lahoucine Ouzgane. Men in African Film and Fiction. UK: James Currey, 2011. x, 180 pp.
Review by Theresah P. Ennin (99-100)

Robert Anthony Waters, Jr. Historical Dictionary of United States-Africa Relations. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, 2009. lxx, 369 pp. 
Review by Steven Gish (101-102)

Daniel Zisenwine. The Emergence of Nationalist Politics in Morocco: The Rise of the Independence Party and the Struggle Against Colonialism After World War II. New York: I.B. Tauris Publishers, 2010. 224 pp. 
Review by Gary Khalil  (102-105)