Volume 14, Issues 1-2 (November 2013)

ISSN: 2152-2448

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Highlights: Ethnoecological Analysis, Akan Philosophy, Sudanese Independence, Land Title Formalization in Urban Ghana, Hungarian African Policy, African Agriculture

Articles from Current Issue

“What is in a Coconut? An Ethnoecological Analysis of Mining, Social Displacement, Vulnerability, and Development in Rural Kenya”
Willice Abuya  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (1-21)


“A Critique of the Concept of Quasi-Physicalism in Akan Philosophy”
Hasskei Mohammed Majeed  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (23-33)


Ethiopia’s Role in South Sudan’s March to Independence, 1955-1991
Belete Belachew Yihun  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (35-54)


Prognosis of Land Title Formalization in Urban Ghana: The Myth and Reality of Awareness and Relevance
Kwasi Gyau Baffour Awuah and Felix Nikoi Hammond  | Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (55-75)


Global Opening for Hungary — New Beginning for Hungarian African Policy?
István Tarrósy and Peter Morenth  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (77-96)


At Issue: What is the Matter with African Agriculture?
Henk J.W. Mutsaers and Paul W.M. Kleene  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (97-110)


Review Essays

“The “White House” of Judaism: Under Renovation, New Hues May Apply”
William F. S. Miles  |  Full Text: PDF (111-113)


Book Reviews

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Akin Adesokan. 2011. Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. xix, 230 pp.
Review by Brian C. Smithson (115-116)


Allan Aubrey Boesak and Curtiss Paul DeYoung. 2012. Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. x, 196 pp.
Review by Lyn S. Graybill   (116-118)


Sakhela Buhlungu. 2010. A Paradox of Victory: COSATU and the Democratic Transformation in South Africa. Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. xii, 210 pp.
Review by Ciara McCorley   (118-119)


Eric Charry, ed. 2012. Hip Hop Africa: New African Music in a Globalizing World. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 390 pp.
Review by Msia Kibona Clark  (119-121)


Robert Crawford. 2011. Bye the Beloved Country? South Africans in the UK, 1994-2009. Johannesburg: UNISA Press. 182 pp.
Review by Myra Ann Houser   (121-122)


Ashley Currier. 2012. Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 255 pp.
Review by Matthew Thomann   (122-123)


Souleymane Bachir Diagne. 2011. African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson and the Idea of Negritude. Calcutta: Seagull Books. vi, 210pp.
Review by Helena Cantone   (124-125)


Martin Evans. 2012. Algeria: France’s Undeclared War. Oxford: Oxford University Press. xxxv, 457 pp.
Review by Robert Nathan  (125-126)


Sandra J.T.M. Evers, Catrien Notermans and Erik van Ommering, eds. 2011. Not Just a Victim: The Child as Catalyst and Witness of Contemporary Africa. Leiden: Brill. 275 pp.
Review by Charlotte Baker   (126-128)


Zygmunt Frajzyngier and Erin Shay, eds. 2012. The Afroasiatic Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xix, 687 pp.
Review by Fiona McLaughlin  (128-129)


Diane Frost. 2012. From the Pit to the Market: Politics and the Diamond Economy in Sierra Leone. Oxford: James Curry. 226 pp.
Review by Maria Berghs  (129-131)


Kobena T. Hanson, George Kararach, and Timothy M. Shaw, eds. 2012. Rethinking Development Challenges for Public Policy: Insights from Contemporary Africa. Hampshire, England: Palgrave Macmillan. xviii, 293 pp.
Review by Emmanuel Bothale  (131-132)


David Harris. 2012. Civil War and Democracy in West Africa. Conflict Resolution, Elections and Justice in Sierra Leone and Liberia. London, New York: IB Tauris. 300 pp.
Review by Fredline A. O. M’Cormack-Hale   (132-134)


William J. Hemminger. 2012. The African Son. Lanham: University Press of America. 94 pp.
Review by Adfer Rashid Shah  (135-136)


Catherine Higgs. 2012. Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press. 230 pp.
Review by Chau Johnsen Kelly  (136-137)


Charles Hornsby. 2012. Kenya: A History Since Independence. London/New York: I.B. Tauris. xviii, 958 pp.
Review by Uchendu Eugene Chigbu   (137-138)


Abdourahmane Idrissa and Samuel Decalo. 2012. Historical Dictionary of Niger. 4th edition. Lanham, Maryland and London: The Scarecrow Press. 541 pp.
Review by Daniel Eizenga   (139-140)


Eldred Durosimi Jones. 2012. The Freetown Bond: A Life Under Two Flags. James Curry. 174 pp.
Review by Arthur Edgar E. Smith   (140-141)


James Kilgore. 2011. We Are All Zimbabweans Now. Athens: Ohio University Press. 259 pp.
Review by Susanna Iacona Salafia   (142-143)


Linda Kreitzer. 2012. Social Work in Africa: Exploring Culturally Relevant Education and Practice in Ghana. Calgary, Alberta, Canada: University of Calgary Press. 242 pp.
Review by Brittany Morreale   (143-145)


Carol Magee. 2012. Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. 263 pp.
Review by Meghan Kirkwood   (145-147)


Mahmood Mamdani. 2012. Define and Rule: Native as Political Identity. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 154 pp.
Review by Johnson W. Makoba   (147-149)


Jack Mangala, ed. 2013. Africa and the European Union: A Strategic Partnership. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 257 pp.
Review by István Tarrósy   (150-151)


Norman N. Miller. 2012. Encounters with Witchcraft: Field Notes from Africa. Albany NY: State University of New York Press in cooperation with African-Caribbean Institute, Hanover NH. 232 pp.
Review by Goran Hyden  (151-152)


Laura T. Murphy. 2012. Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature. Athens: Ohio University Press. 243 pp.
Review by Theresah P. Ennin   (152-154)


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   (154-155)


Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome and Olufemi Vaughan. 2012. West African Migrations: Transnational and Global Pathways in New Century Child Migration in Africa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 280 pp.
Review by Uchenna Onuzulike  (155-158)


M. Anne Pitcher. 2012. Party Politics and Economic Reform in Africa’s Democracies. New York: Cambridge University Press. 328 pp.
Review by Peter VonDoepp   (158-160)


Paul D. Williams. 2011. War and Conflict in Africa. Cambridge: Polity Press. хiv. 306 pp.
Review by Oluwaseun Bamidele  (161-162)