Volume 13, Issue 1-2 (Spring 2012)

ISSN: 2152-2448

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Highlights: Globalization, Pan-Africanism, West Africa, Human Trafficking, Colonial Nigeria, Liberian Diaspora


When Necessity Begets Ingenuity: Scavenging for Survival in a Globalizing City
Martin Oteng-Ababio | Abstract | Full Text: PDF (1-21)

Africa to the World! Nkrumah-era Philatelic images of Emerging Ghana and Pan-Africanism
Kenneth Wilburn | Abstract | Full Text: PDF (23-54)

The Transformation of the US-based Liberian Diaspora from Hard Power to Soft Power Agents
Osman Antwi-Boateng | Abstract | Full Text: PDF (39-58)

Sons of the soil and conquerors who came on foot: The historical construction of a West African border region
Olivier Walther | Abstract | Full Text: PDF (59-75)

The Challenges of Transnational Human Trafficking in West Africa
Wilfried Relwende Sawadogo | Abstract | Full Text: PDF (77-99)

Review Article

Gail M. Gerhart and Clive L. Glaser. From Protest to Challenge. Volume 6: A Documentary History of Africa Politics in South Africa, 1882-1990, Challenge and Victory 1980-1990. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 2010. xxxiv, 778 pp.
Sean Jacobs | Full Text: PDF (101-106)

Book Reviews

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Nwando Achebe. The Female King of Colonial Nigeria Ahebi Ugbabe. Bloomington Indiana University Press, 2010. xiii, 305 pp.
Review by Anne Jebet Waliaula  (107-108)

Heike Behrend. Resurrecting Cannibals: The Catholic Church, Witch-Hunts, and the Production of Pagans in Western Uganda. Suffolk: James Currey, 2011. 214 pp.
Review by Richardson Addai-Mununkum   (108-110)

Elisabeth Bekers. Rising Anthills: African and African American Writing on Female Genital Excision 1960-2000. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2010. 262 pp. 
Review by Sabine Iva Franklin  (110-114)

Megan Biesele and Robert K. Hitchcock. The Ju/’hoan San of Nyae Nyae and Namibian Independence: Development, Democracy and Indigenous Voices in Southern Africa. New York: Berghahn Books, 2011. 269 pp. 
Review by Shylock Muyengwa   (114-115)

Graham Bradshaw and Michael Neill (eds.). J.M.Coetzee’s Austerities.Farnham, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2010. 272 pp. 
Review by Mark Diachkov   (115-116)

Padraig Carmody. The New Scramble for Africa, Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2011. Xi, 194 pp. 
Review by Emmanuel Botlhale   (117-118)

Stephen Chan. Southern Africa: Old Treacheries and New Deceits. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. 302 pp. 
Review by Elizabeth Williams  (118-120)

Alison Liebhafsky des Forges. Defeat is the Only Bad News: Rwanda under Musinga, 1896-1931. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. 306 pp. 
Review by Ilunga Tchoma Kitenge  (120-122)

Mamadou Diawara, Bernard Lategan and Jörn Rüsen. Historical Memory in Africa: Dealing with the Past, Reaching for the Future in an Intercultural Context. New York: Beghahn Books, 2010. vi, 248 pp. 
Review by Jan Bender Shetler  (122-123)

Donald L. Donham. Violence in a Time of liberation: Murder and Ethnicity at a South African Gold Mine, 1994. Duke University Press, 2011. xiv, 237 pp. 
Review by Shirley Mthethwa-Sommers   (123-124)

David. T. Doris. Vigilant Things: On Thieves, Yoruba Anti-Aesthetics, and the Strange Fates of Ordinary Objects in Nigeria. Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2011. 420 pp. 
Review by Yomi Okunowo   (124-126)

Toyin Falola and Saheed Aderinto. Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History. Rochester: Rochester University Press, 2010. xiii, 333pp. 
Review by John Olushola Magbadelo  (126-128)

Timothy Derek Fernyhough. Serfs, Slaves and Shifta: Modes of Production in Pre-Revolutionary Ethiopia. Addis Ababa: Shama Books, 2010. 344 pp. 
Review by Terje Østebø   (128-129)

Jonathan Glassman. War of Words, War of Stomes: Racial Thought and Violence in Colonial Zanzibar. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011. xii, 398 pp. 
Review by Katrina Demulling   (129-130)

Robert A. Hill and Edmond J. Keller, eds. Trustee for the Human Community: Ralph J. Bunche, the United Nations, and the Decolonization of Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2010. 205 pp. 
Review by Myra Ann Houser   (131-132)

Douglas H. Johnson. The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars: Peace or Truce? Suffolk: James Currey, 2011. xix, 236 pp. 
Review by Sonny Lee   (132-133)

Michelle T. Kuenzi. Education and Democracy in Senegal. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. xiii, 190 pp. 
Review by Anne Jebet Waliaula   (134-135)

Janie L. Leatherma. Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict. Cambridge and Oxford, UK, and Boston: Polity Press 2011. 242 pp. 
Review by Nafisatu Koroma   (135-136)

Simon Lewis. British and African Literature in Transnational Context. Gainesville: Florida University Press, 2011. 257 pp. 
Review by Adel Manai   (136-138)

JoAnn McGregor. Crossing the Zambezi. The Politics of Landscape on a Central African Frontier. Suffolk: James Currey, 2009. 237 pp. 
Review by Olga Sicilia   (138-139)

Elias Mpofu, ed. Counseling People of African Ancestry. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. xix, 332 pp. 
Review by Omar Ahmed and Grant J. Rich  (139-142)

Mara Naaman. Urban Space in Contemporary Egyptian Literature: Portraits of Cairo. Palgrave McMillan, 2011. Xxv, 227 pp. 
Review by Michael K. Walonen   (142-143)

Krijn Peters. War and the Crisis of Youth in Sierra Leone. London and Cambridge: International African Institute and Cambridge University Press, 2011. xvi, 274 pp. 
Review by Sverker Finnström   (143-145)

William Reno. Warfare in Independent Africa: New Approaches to African History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 271 pp. 
Review by Nicholas D. Knowlton   (145-146)

Mahir Saul and Ralph A. Austen (eds.). Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Art Films and the Nollywood Video Revolution. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2010. 237pp. 
Review by Lorien R. Hunter   (146-147)

Symphony Way Pave Dwellers. No Land! No house! No Vote! Voices from Symphony Way. Cape Town: Pambazuka Press, 2011. xvii, 141 pp. 
Review by Uchendu E. Chigbu   (147-149)

Aili Mari Tripp. 2010. Museveni’s Uganda: Paradoxes of Power in a Hybrid Regime. Boulder: LynneRienner Publishers. 222 pp. 
Review by Moses Kibe Kihiko   (149-150)

Peter VonDoepp. Judicial Politics in New Democracies: Cases from Southern Africa. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009. vii, 185 pp. 
Review by Danielle Resnick   (150-152)

Elke Zuern. The Politics of Necessity: Community Organizing and Democracy in South Africa. Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. xvii, 242 pp. 
Review by Ròisìn Hinds   (152-153)