Volume 16, Issue 1 (December 2015)

ISSN: 2152-2448

Highlights:Age of Elegance, Iconography of Kwame Nkrumah, Muslim Identity, Writing children into African History.


Age of Elegance: An Italianate Sobrado on the Gold Coast
Courtnay Micots| Abstract |  Full Text: PDF (1-32)

Father of the Nation: Ghanaian Nationalism, Internationalism, and the Political Iconography of Kwame Nkrumah, 1957 – 2010
Harcourt Fuller| Abstract |  Full Text: PDF (33-70)

At Issue

The “Muslims in Ethiopia Complex” and Muslim Identity: The Trilogy of Discourse, Policy, and Identity
Mukerrem Miftah | Abstract |  Full Text: PDF (71-92)

Review Essays

Teaching about Africa: Homocentricity, Afrocentricity, and the Classroom
Kenneth Wilburn| Books Reviewed |  Full Text: PDF (93-96)

Where Do We Go from Here?: Writing Children into African History
D. Dmitri Hurlbut | Books Reviewed |  Full Text: PDF (97-100)

Book Reviews

Omotade Adegbindin 2014. Ifá in Yorùbá Thought System. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 242 pp.
Review by Ogunleye Adetunbi Richard and Adekunle Ajasin (101-103)

Saheed Aderinto. 2015. When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958. Urbana, Chicago and Springfield: University of Illinois Press. 241 pp.
Review by Tom Udo Tom Ekpot (103-104)

Rabah Arezki, Thorvaldur Gylfason, and Amadou Sy (eds.). 2011. Beyond the Curse: Policies to Harness the power of Natural Resources. Washington: International Monetary Fund. 275 pp.
Review by Percyslage Chigora (104-106)

Abdul Karim Bangura (ed.). 2015. Assessing Barack Obama’s Africa Policy: Suggestions for Him and African Leaders. Lanham: University Press of America. 362 pp.
Review by Nathaniel Umukoro (106-107)

Rita Barnard (ed.). 2014. The Cambridge Companion to Nelson Mandela. New York: Cambridge University Press. 317 pp.
Review by Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi (107-108)

Bonnie K. Campbell (ed.). 2013. Modes of Governance and Revenue Flows in African Mining. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 253 pp.
Review by Felix Kumah-Abiwu (109-110)

Grace Davie. 2015. Poverty Knowledge in South Africa: a Social History of Human Science, 1855-2005. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 334 pp.
Review by Utsav Kumar Singh (111-112)

Sule E. Egya. 2014. Nation, Power and Dissidence in Third Generation Nigerian Poetry in English. Pretoria: Unisa Press. 177 pp.
Review by Timothy T. Ajani (112-113)

Roquinaldo Ferreira. 2012. State Fragility, State Formation, and Human Security in Nigeria. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 259 pp.
Review by Raymond Cohen and Justin Cohen (113-114)

Adam Habib. 2013. South Africa’s Suspended Revolution: Hopes and Prospects. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press; Johannesburg: Wits University Press. 319 pp.
Review by Tony Voss (115-116)

Ernest Harsch. 2014. Thomas Sankara: An African Revolutionary. Athens: Ohio University Press. 163 pp.
Review by Hervé Tchumkan (116-117)

Shireen Hassim. 2014. The ANC Women’s League. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 159 pp.
Review by Judit Bagi (118-119)

Benjamin N. Lawrance. 2014. Amistad’s Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery and Smuggling. New Haven, CT, and London: Yale University Press. 358 pp.
Review by Sara C. Jorgensen (119-120)

Henning Melber. 2015. Understanding Namibia: The Trials of Independence. New York: Oxford University Press. 256 pp.
Review by Sean McClure (120-122)

Abdul Raufu Mustapha (ed.). 2014. Sects and Social Disorder: Muslim Identities and Conflicts in Northern Nigeria. Suffolk: James Currey. 234 pp.
Review by Yusuf Abdullahi Yusuf (122-123)

Patience Mutopo. 2014. Women, Mobility and Rural Livelihoods in Zimbabwe: Experience of Fast Track Land Reform. Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV. 257 pp.
Review by Mediel Hove (123-125)

Cosmos Uchenna Nwokeafor (ed.). 2015. Information Communication Technology (ICT) Integration to Educational Curricula: A New Direction for Africa. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc. 272 pp.
Review by Cyrelene Amoah-Boampong (125-126)

Isidore Okpewho. 2014. Blood on the Tides: The Ozidi Saga and Oral Epic Narratology. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press. 279 pp.
Review by Joshua Ondieki (126-127)

Myles Osborne. 2015. Ethnicity and Empire in Kenya: Loyalty and Martial Race among the Kamba, c. 1800 to Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 276 pp.
Review by Opolot Okia (127-129)

Timothy Raeymaekers. 2014. Violent Capitalism and Hybrid Identity in the Eastern Congo: Power to the Margins. New York: Cambridge University Press. 191 pp.
Review by Vanessa van den Boogaard (129-131)

Rachel Beatty Riedl. 2014. Authoritarian Origins of Democratic Party Systems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 265 pp.
Review by Amanda B. Edgell (131-132)

Susana Salgado. 2014. The Internet and Democracy Building in Lusophone African Countries. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company. 185 pp.
Review by Clark Capshaw (133-134)

Bereket Habte Selassie. 2014. Emperor Haile Selassie. Athens: Ohio University Press. 147 pp.
Review by Terje Østebø (134-135)

Kristin Fjelde Tjelle. 2014. Missionary Masculinity, 1870-1930: The Norwegian Missionaries in South-East Africa. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 325 pp.
Review by Sara C. Jorgensen (135-136)

Gary Wilder. 2015. Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World. Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press. 384 pp.
Review by Mrinmoyee Bhattacharya (136-138)

Tukufu Zuberi. 2015. African Independence: How Africa Shapes the World. New York: Rowman and Littlefield. 195 pp.
Review by Paul Chiudza Banda (138-139)