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Issue 4

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Jogoo La Shambani Haliwiki Mjini: The Village and the Town in the Mũgithi and One Man Guitar Performances in Kenya
Maina wa Mũtonya  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (1-16)

To Be or Not to Be: Rethinking the Possible Repercussions of Somaliland’s International Statehood Recognition
Nikola Pijovic  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (17-36)

State Power, Land-use Planning, and Local Responses in Northwestern Zimbabwe, 1980s-1990s
Pius S. Nyambara  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (37-60)

Improving the Contribution of Cooperatives as Vehicles for Local Economic Development in South Africa
Prudence Khumalo  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (61-87)

Book Reviews

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Pade Badru and Brigitte Maa Sackey, eds. 2013. Islam in Africa South of the Sahara. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc. 416 pp. 
Review by Karamo N.M. Sonko   (80-81)

Abdul Karim Bangura.  2012. African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers.  Lanham: University Press of America. 220 pp.
Review by Chika Ezeanya   (81-82)

Alice Bellagamba, Sandra E. Greene, and Martin Klein, eds. 2013. The Bitter Legacy: African Slavery Past and Present. Princeton: Markus Weiner Publications. 211 pp.
Review by Toni Pressley-Sanon   (83-84)

James R. Brennan. 2012. Taifa: Making Nation and Race in Urban Tanzania. Athens: Ohio University Press. 292 pp.
Review by Martin Loeng  (84-86)

Anthony Butler. 2012. The Idea of the ANC. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 139 pp.
Review by Shirley Mthethwa-Sommers  (86-87)

John P. Cann. 2013. Brown Waters of Africa: Portuguese Riverine Warfare 1961-1974. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company. 264 pp. 
Review by Karsten Engelmann  (87-88)

Gloria Chuku, ed. 2013. The Igbo Intellectual Tradition: Creative Conflict in African and African Diasporic Thought. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 342pp. 
Review by Jonathan O. Chimakonam   (88-91)

Daniel Conway. 2012. Masculinities, Militarisation, and the End Conscription Campaign: War Resistance in Apartheid South Africa. New York: Manchester University Press. 176 pp. 
Review by Andrew Novak   (91-92)

Marisa O. Ensor, ed. 2012. African Childhoods: Education, Development, Peacebuilding, and the Youngest Continent. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 262 pp. 
Review by Cristian Talesco  (92-93)

William Gallois. 2013.  A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 207 pp.
Review by Samuel Kalman  (94-95)

P. Wenzel Geissler and Catherine Molyneux, eds. 2011.  Evidence, Ethos and Experiment: The Anthropology and History of Medical Research in Africa. New York: Berghahn Books. 498 pp. 
Review by Onek C. Adyanga  (95-97)

Bonnie L. Hewlett. 2012. Listen, Here is a Story: Ethnographic Life Narratives from Aka and Ngandu Women of the Congo Basin. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 258 pp. 
Review by Farid Pazhoohi   (97-98)

Marloes Janson. 2013. Islam, Youth, and Modernity in the Gambia: The Tablighi Jama’at. New York: Cambridge University Press. 320 pp.
Review by Caitlyn Bolton  (98-100)

Paul E. Lovejoy. 2012. Transformations in Slavery: A History of Slavery in Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 381 pp. 
Review by Tony Voss   (100-102)

Carol P. Marsh-Lockett and Elizabeth J. West, eds. 2013.  Literary Expressions of African Spirituality. New York:  Lexington Books.  239 pp. 
Review by Christel N. Temple  (102-103)

Robert I. Rotberg. 2013. Africa Emerges: Consummate Challenges, Abundant Opportunities. Cambridge: Polity Press. 269 pp.
Review by István Tarrósy   (103-105)

Lahra Smith. 2013. Making Citizens in Africa: Ethnicity, Gender, and National Identity in Ethiopia. New York: Cambridge University Press. 252 pp.
Review by Zerihun Berhane Weldegebriel   (105-106)

Randy J. Sparks. 2014. Where the Negroes Are Masters: An African Port in the Era of the Slave Trade.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 328 pp.
Review by Jeremy Rich   (106-108)

E. Ike Udogu. 2014. Examining Human Rights Issues and the Democracy Project in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Theoretical Critique and Prospects for Progress in the Millennium. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 219 pp. 
Review by Abadir Ibrahim   (108-109)

James Walvin. 2013. Crossings: Africa, the Americas and the Atlantic Slave Trade. London: Reaktion Books. 256 pp.
Review by Christopher Allen Varlack   (109-111)

Kaye Whiteman. 2014. Lagos:  A Cultural History. Northampton, MA: Interlink Books. 271 pp.
Review by Mark Duerksen  (111-112)

Bahru Zewde. 2014. The Quest for Socialist Utopia: The Ethiopian Student Movement c. 1960-1974. Melton, Suffolk, UK: James Currey. 299 pp. 
Review by Randi Rønning Balsvik  (112-114)