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Issue 4

ISSN: 215-2448

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Highlights: Climate Change, Food Production, Power Sharing, Civil Security Relations, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Federalism


At Issue: More Ominous than Climate Change? Global Policy Threats to Africa Food Production
Andrew Mushita and Carol Thompson | Abstract | Full Text: PDF (1-25)

Securing Reform? Power Sharing and Civil-Security Relations in Kenya and Zimbabwe
Alexander Noyes | Abstract | Full Text: PDF (27-52)

Unmpiring Federalism in Africa: Institutional Mosaic and Innovations
Adem Kassie Abede | Abstract | Full Text: PDF (53-79)

Review Essay

Sins of Omission: Public Health and HIV/AIDS in Africa 
Alex Rödlach | Full Text: PDF (81-87)

Authentic Rendition of Kelefa Saane or Same Old Thing? 
Siendou Konaté | Full Text: PDF (89-94)

Book Reviews

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David Attwell and Derek Attridge (eds.). 2012. The Cambridge History of South African Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xvii, 877 pp.
Review by Simon Keithe Lewis (95-98)

Maddalena Camrioni and Patrick Noack (eds). 2012. Rwanda Fast Forward: Social, Economic, Military and Reconciliation Prospects. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 283 pp.
Review by Jonathan R. Beloff   (98-99)

Jerry Dávilla. 2010. Hotel Trópico. Brazil and the Challenge of African Decolonization, 1950-1980. Duke University Press. 312 pp. 
Review by Tendai Chiguware   (100-101)

Lynda Day. 2012. Gender and Power in Sierra Leone: Women chiefs of the Last Two Centuries. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 229 pp. 
Review by Ogunleye Adetunbi Richard  (101-103)

Ashwin Desai. 2012. Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island. Pretoria: UNISA Press. xiv, 129 pp.
Review by Tony Voss   (103-104)

Gail Fincham. 2012. Dance of Life: The Novels of Zakes Mda in Post-apartheid South Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press. 182 pp. 
Review by Robert Cancel   (104-106)

Marie-Soleil Frère. 2011. Elections and the Media in Post-Conflict Africa: Votes and Voices for Peace? London: Zed Books Ltd. хi, 289 pp.
Review by Oluwaseun Bamidele   (106-107)

Toby Green. 2012. The Rise of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa, 1300-1589. New York: Cambridge University Press. 366 pp. 
Review by Andrew Barsom  (107-109)

Iyorwuese Hagher. 2011. Nigeria: After the Nightmare. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. 165 pp. 
Review by Aaron King   (109-110)

Joseph Hellweg. 2011. Hunting The Ethical State: The Benkadi Movement of Cote d’lvoire. Chicago and London: The Chicago Press. 291 pp. 
Review by Sunday Awoniyi  (111-112)

Dorothy L. Hodgson. 2011. Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous: Postcolonial Politics in a Neoliberal World. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 265 pp. 
Review by David Livingstone   (112-113)

Paul Hopper. 2012. Understanding Development: Issues and Debates. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. 332 pp. 
Review by Ifunanya Nwokedi  (113-116)

Andrew Ivaska. 2011. Cultured States: Youth, Gender, and Modern Style in 1960s Dar es Salaam. Durham: Duke University Press. 288 pp. 
Review by Beatrice Mkenda   (116-117)

Messay Kebede. 2011. Ideology and Elite Conflicts: Autopsy of the Ethiopian Revolution. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. 388 pp. 
Review by Zerihun Berhane Weldegebriel  (117-118)

Paul S. Landau. 2010. Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400-1948. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xvi, 300 pp. 
Review by Hlonipha Mokoena  (119-121)

Julie Livingston. 2012. Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic. Durham: Duke University Press. 228 pp. 
Review by Zachary Obinna Enumah   (121-122)

Michael R. Mahoney. 2012. The Other Zulus: The Spread of Zulu Ethnicity in Colonial South Africa. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 292 pp.
Review by Sara C. Jorgensen   (122-124)

Johnson W. Makoba. 2011. Rethinking Development Strategies in Africa: The Triple Partnership as an Alternative Approach: The Case of Uganda. Africa in Development Vol. 5. Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York; Wien: Peter Lang. 269 pp. 
Review by Julia Büchele   (124-125)

Jenny S. Martinez. 2012. The Slave Trade and The Origins of International Human Rights Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 254 pp. 
Review by John Rankin   (125-127)

Volker Matthies. 2012. The Siege of Magdala: The British Empire against the Emperor of Ethiopia. Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers. 207 pp. 
Review by Bahru Zewde   (127-129)

Philip Muehlenbeck. 2012. Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy’s Courting of African Nationalist Leaders. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 333 pp.
Review by Ogechi Anyanwu   (129-130)

Garth Myers. 2011. African Cities: Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and Practice. London: Zed Books. 242 pp. 
Review by Carlos Nunes Silva   (131-132)

Beatrice Nicolini. 2012. The First Sultan of Zanzibar: Scrambling for Trade in the Nineteenth-Century Indian Ocean. Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener Press. xxvii, 179 pp. 
Review by Tony Waters  (132-133)

Gloria Nne Onyeoziri. 2011. Shaken Wisdom: Irony and Meaning in Postcolonial African Fiction. Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press. 178 pp. 
Review by Oguntoyinbo Deji   (134-135)

Philip M. Peek (ed.). 2011. Twins in African and Diaspora Cultures: Double Trouble, Twice Blessed. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 376 pp. 
Review by Kwame Essien   (135-136)

Marleen Renders. 2012. Considering Somaliland: State-Building with Traditional Elders and Institutions. Leiden: Brill. 281 pp. 
Review by Mohamed Haji Ingiriis   (137-140)

Lorelle D. Semley 2011. Mother is Gold, Father is Glass: Gender and Colonialism in a Yoruba Town. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 235 pp. 
Review by Grace Adeniyi Ogunyankin   (140-141)

Jean-Michel Severino and Olivier Ray. 2012. Africa’s Moment. David Fernbach (transl.). Malden, MA: Polity Press. 317 pp. 
Review by Amanda B. Edgell   (142-143)

Matthew G. Stanard. 2012. Selling the Congo: A History of European Pro-Empire Propaganda and the Making of Belgian Imperialism. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 408 pp. 
Review by Ilunga Tchoma Kitenge   (143-145)

Timothy Stapleton. 2011. African Police and Soldiers in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1923-80. Rochester: University of Rochester Press. xiv, 313 pp. 
Review by Andrew Novak   (145-146)

Guy Vanthemsche. 2012. Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 289 pp. 
Review by Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja   (146-148)

Nina Wilen. 2012. Justifying Interventions in Africa: (De)stabilizing Sovereignty in Liberia, Burundi and the Congo. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. xi, 225 pp. 
Review by Christopher R. Cook  (148-149)