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Issue 3

ISSN: 215-2448

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Highlights: Senegal, Female Migrants, Agrian Clientelism, Hip Hop as Social Commentary, Resource Conflict and “Former Sovereignties” in Nigeria, History of South Africa


Becoming Local Citizens: Senegalese Female Migrants and Agrarian Clientelism in The Gambia
Pamela Kea | Abstract | Full Text: PDF (1-21)

Hip Hop as Social Commentary in Accra and Dar es Salaam
Msia Kibona Clark | Abstract | Full Text: PDF (23-46)

The Nation State, Resource Conflict, and the Challenges of “Former Sovereignties” in Nigeria
Ikechukwu Umejesi | Abstract | Full Text: PDF (47-66)

Review Article

Radical History and the Struggle Revisited: The Cambridge History of South Africa

Carolyn Hamilton, Bernard K. Mbenga and Robert Ross (eds.). 2010. The Cambridge History of South Africa, Volume 1, From Early Times to 1885. Cambridge, UK and New York, New York: Cambridge University Press. xx, 467 pp.

Robert Ross, Anne Kelk Mager and Bill Nasson (eds.). 2011. The Cambridge History of South Africa, Volume 2, 1885-1994. Cambridge, UK and New York, New York: Cambridge University Press. xi, 724 pp. 

Aran MacKinnon | Full Text: PDF (67-71)

Book Reviews

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Mohamed Adhikari. 2010. The Anatomy of a South African Genocide: The Extermination of the Cape San Peoples. Athens: Ohio University Press. 120 pp.
Review by Piet Erasmus (72-73)

Eric Allina. 2012. Slavery by Any Other Name: African Life under Company Rule in Mozambique. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. 255 pp.
Review by Guy Lancaster   (73-74)

Boatema Boateng. 2011. The Copyright Thing Doesn’t Work Here: Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana. Minneapolis: University of Minneapolis Press. 216 pp. 
Review by Michelle Guittar   (74-75)

Daniel Branch. 2011. Kenya: Between Hope and Despair, 1963-2011. New Haven: Yale University Press. 366 pp. 
Review by Rasul Ahmed Minja   (76-77)

Lothar Brock, Hans-Henrik Holm, Georg Sørensen and Michael Stohl. 2012. Fragile States: Violence and the Failure of Intervention. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. 194 pp. 
Review by Norman Clark Capshaw   (78-79)

J. Calvitt Clarke III. 2011. Alliance of the Colored Peoples: Ethiopia and Japan before World War II. Oxford, UK: James Currey for the International African Institute. 198 pp. 
Review by Seifudein Adem   (79-81)

Scarlett Cornelissen, Fantu Cheru, and Timothy M. Shaw (eds.). 2012. Africa and International Relations in the 21st Century. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. 248 pp. 
Review by George Allan Phiri   (81-82)

Toyin Falola and Nana Akua Amponsah. 2012. Women’s Roles in Sub-Saharan Africa. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, LLC. 232 pp. 
Review by Ester Serra Mingot   (82-84)

John T. Friedman. 2011. Imagining the Post-Apartheid State—An Ethnographic Account of Namibia. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books. xii. 328 pp. 
Review by Ina Jahn   (84-86)

Julia Gallagher. 2011. Britain and Africa Under Blair: In Pursuit of the Good State. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press. 166 pp. 
Review by Uzoechi Nwagbara   (86-87)

Jan-Bart Gewald, Marja Hinfelaar, and Giacomo Macola (eds.). 2011. Living the End of Empire: Politics and Society in Late Colonial Zambia. Leiden: Brill. 333 pp. 
Review by Esther Uzar   (87-88)

Nigel Gibson. 2011. Fanonian Practices in South Africa from Steve Biko to Abahlali baseMjondolo. Scottsville, South Africa: University of Kwazulu-Natal Press. 312 pp. 
Review by Ama Biney   (89-90)

Rebecca Ginsburg. 2011. At Home With Apartheid: The Hidden Landscapes of Domestic Service in Johannesburg. University of Virginia Press. 229 pp. 
Review by Rasa Balockaite   (90-92)

Iman Hashim and Dorte Thorsen. 2011. Child Migration in Africa. London: Zed Books Ltd. 150 pp. 
Review by Uchenna Onuzulike   (92-94)

Miles Larmer. 2011. Rethinking African Politics: A History of Opposition in Zambia. Burlington: Ashgate Publishing Company. xvii, 321 pp. 
Review by Brian Nonde CMM   (94-95)

Sabine Marschall. 2010. Landscape of Memory: Commemorative Monuments, Memorials and Public Statuary in post-Apartheid South-Africa. Boston: Brill. xiv, 407 pp. 
Review by Natalie Swanepoel   (95-97)

Mike McGovern. 2011. Making War in Côte d’Ivoire. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. xxv, 238 pp. 
Review by Benedikt Erforth   (97-98)

Amanda Kay McVety. 2012. Enlightened Aid: U.S. Development as Foreign Policy in Ethiopia. New York: Oxford University Press. ix, 312 pp. 
Review by Phil Muehlenbeck   (98-100)

Thomas Patrick Melady and Margaret Badum Melady. 2011. Ten African Heroes: The Sweep of Independence in Black Africa. New York: Orbis Books. xviii, 205 pp. 
Review by Lt Col Mark E. Grotelueschen   (100-101)

Kennedy Agade Mkutu. 2008. Guns and Governance in the Rift Valley: Pastoralist Conflict and Small Arms. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. xxi, 178 pp. 
Review by Donald Woolley   (102)

Retief Müller. 2011. African Pilgrimage: Ritual Travel in South Africa`s Christianity of Zion. Farnham/Burlington: Ashgate. viii, 213 pp. 
Review by Andreas Heuser   (103-104)

Martin J. Murray. 2011. City of Extremes: The Spatial Politics of Johannesburg. London: Duke University Press. xxix, 470 pp. 
Review by Geertrui Vannoppen   (104-105)

Mwenda Ntarangwi. 2010. Reversed Gaze: An African Ethnography of American Anthropology. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. xvi, 320 pp. 
Review by Brandon D. Lundy   (105-107)

Patricia de Santana Pinho. 2010. Mama Africa: Reinventing Blackness in Bahia. Durham: Duke University Press. 266 pp.
Review by Kenneth Williamson   (107-108)

Mariza de Carvalho Soares. 2011. People of Faith: Slavery and African Catholics in Eighteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro. Durham & London: Duke University Press. xiii, 321 pp. 
Review by Vanessa S. Oliveira   (108-109)

Simon Turner. 2010. Politics of Innocence: Hutu Identity, Conflict and Camp Life. New York: Berghahn Books. viii. 185 pp. 
Review by Tony Waters   (109-111)

Michael K. Walonen. 2011. Writing Tangier in the Postcolonial Transition: Space and Power in Expatriate and North African Literature. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. xi, 163 pp. 
Review by Araceli González-Vázquez   (111-112)