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Issue 3-4

ISSN: 2152-2448

Special Issue: China-Africa Relations: Political and Economic Engagement and Media Strategies

Guest Editor: Agnes Ngoma Leslie 

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Highlights: Special Issue, China-Africa Relations


Introduction — China-Africa Relations: Political and Economic Engagement and Media Strategies
Agnes Ngoma Leslie |  Full Text: PDF (1-6)

Sino-optimism in Africa
Seifudein Adem  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (7-16)

China’s Peace and Security Strategies in Africa: Building Capacity is Building Peace?
Lina Benabdallah  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (17-34)

China and South Sudan’s Civil War, 2013-2015
Daniel Large  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (35-54)

The Political Economy of Galamsey and Anti-Chinese Sentiment in Ghana
Richard Aidoo   |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (55-72)

China-Democratic Republic of Congo Relations: From a Beneficial to a Developmental Cooperation
Claude Kabemba   |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (73-88)

Zambia and China: Workers’ Protest, Civil Society, and the Role of Opposition Politics in Elevating State Engagement
Agnes Ngoma Leslie   |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (89-106)

Does Chinese Employment Benefit Africans? Investigating Chinese Enterprises and their Operations in Africa
Tang Xiaoyang  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (107-128)

Chinese Traders In Kampala: Status, Challenges, and Impact on Ugandan Society
Ward Warmerdam and Meine Pieter Van Dijk  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (129-148)

The Image of Africa in China: The Emerging Role of Chinese Social Media
Liangxing Li  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (149-160)

The Dragon Shapes Its Image: A Study of Chinese Media Influence Strategies in Africa
Michael Leslie |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (161-174)

Book Reviews

Jacob Abadi. 2013. Tunisia Since the Arab Conquest: The Saga of a Westernized Muslim State. Reading, UK: Ithaca Press and Southern Court. 586 pp.
Review by Abdelmalek el Ouazzani (175-176)

Awol Allo (ed.). 2015. The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance: Reflections on the Legacy of the Rivonia Trial. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 348 pp.
Review by Hannah Marshall (176-177)

Carol Anderson. 2015. Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960. New York: Cambridge University Press. 372 pp.
Review by Ceren Gürseler Özbilgiç (177-179)

Sean Anderson. 2015. Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea: An In-visible Colony, 1890-1941. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. 288 pp.
Review by Abraham T. Zere (179-180)

Ruy Llera Blanes. 2014. A Prophetic Trajectory: Ideologies of Place, Time and Belonging in an Angolan Religious Movement, Cambridge: Berghahn. xiv, 234 pp.
Review by Huud Shittu (180-182)

Lydia Boyd. 2015. Preaching Prevention: Born-Again Christianity and the Moral Politics of AIDS in Uganda. Athens: Ohio University Press. 237 pp.
Review by Benson Ohihon Igboin (182-183)

Gwyn Campbell and Elizabeth Elbourne (eds.). 2014. Sex, Power and Slavery. Athens OH: Ohio University Press. 646 pp.
Review by Syprien Christian Zogo (183-184)

Campbell, John. 2013. Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink. Updated edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 240 pp.
Review by Chinedu Uzoma Amaefula (185-186)

Judith Lütge Coullie and Andries Visagie, (eds.). 2014. Antjie Krog: An Ethics of Body and Otherness. Scottsville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. 341 pp.
Review by Robert Rotich (186-188)

Robert S. DuPlessis. 2016. The Material Atlantic: Clothing, Commerce, and Colonization in the Atlantic World, 1650-1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 351 pp.
Review by Adel Manai (188-189)

Banning Eyre. 2015. Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music that Made Zimbabwe. Durham: Duke University Press. 416 pp.
Review by Mediel Hove (190-191)

Toyin Falola and Nana Akua Amponsah (eds.). 2013. Women, Gender, and Sexualities in Africa. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press. 356 pp.
Review by Mar Rodríguez Vázquez (191-192)

Feinberg, Harvey M. 2015. Our Land, Our Future, Our Life: Black South African Challenges to Territorial Segregation, 1913-1948. Pretoria: Unisa Press. 258 pp.
Review by Pete Makaye (192-193)

Steven Friedman. 2015. Race, Class, and Power: Harold Wolpe and the Radical Critique of Apartheid. Scottsville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. 368 pp.
Review by Nana Osei-Opare (193-195)

Katarzyna Grabska. 2014. Gender, Home and Identity: Nuer Repatriation to Southern Sudan. New York: James Currey. 224 pp.
Review by John Markakis (195-196)

E. Maud Graham. 2015. A Canadian Girl in South Africa: A Teacher’s Experiences in the South African War, 1899-1902. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press. 220 pp.
Review by Amy L. Crofford (196-197)

Matthew Graham. 2015. The Crisis of South African Foreign Policy and the ANC: Diplomacy, Leadership and the Role of the African National Congress. London: I.B. Tauris. 320 pp.
Review by Utsav Kumar Singh (197-198)

Martine Guichard, Tilo Grätz, and Yousouf Diallo (eds). 2014. Friendship, Descent and Alliance in Africa: Anthropological Perspectives. New York: Berghahn Books. 211 pp.
Review by Roos Willems (199-200)

Jean Ngoya Kidula. 2013. Music in Kenyan Christianity: Logooli Religious Song. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 290 pp.
Review by John Williams (200-201)

John J. Kirton, Andrew F. Cooper, Franklyn Lisk, and Hany Besada (eds.). 2014. Moving Health Sovereignty in Africa: Disease, Governance, and Climate Change. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited. 304 pp.
Review by Sabine Iva Franklin (202-203)

Kwasi Konadu and Clifford C. Campbell (eds.). 2016. The Ghana Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Durham and London: Duke University Press. 476 pp.
Review by Paul Stacey (203-204)

Mara A. Leichtman. 2015. Shi‘i Cosmopolitanisms in Africa: Lebanese Migration and Religious Conversion in Senegal. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 294 pp.
Review by Samuel Oyewole (204-206)

Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel. 2015. Mobilizing Transnational Gender Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing Company. 187 pp.
Review by Judit Bagi (206-207)

Kurt Mills. 2015. International Responses to Mass Atrocities in Africa: Responsibility to Protect, Prosecute, and Palliate. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 302 pp.
Review by Ignas Kalpokas (207-208)

Samuel O. Oloruntoba. 2016. Regionalism and Integration in Africa: EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements and Euro- Nigeria Relations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. xi, 236 pp.
Review by John Olushola Magbadelo (208-210)

Michael A. Oyelere. 2014. The Impact of Political Action on Labour Movement Strength: Trade Union Revitalization in Africa. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. vii, 222 pp.
Review by James Okolie-Osemene (210-212)

LaRose T. Parris. 2015. Being Apart: Theoretical and Existential Resistance in Africana Literature. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press. 196 pp.
Review by HeeJin Lee (212-213)

Michael F. Robinson. 2016. The Lost White Tribe: Explorers, Scientists, and the Theory that Changed a Continent. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 320 pp.
Review by Evan C. Rothera (213-214)

Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch. 2014. The Politics of Chieftaincy: Authority and Property in Colonial Ghana, 1920–1950. Rochester: University of Rochester Press. 250 pp.
Review by Nana Yaw Boampong Sapong (215)

Polly Savage. 2014. Making Art in Africa: 1960–2010. London: Lund Humphries Publishers. 304 pp.
Review by Ndubuisi C. Ezeluomba (216-217)

Keith Snedegar. 2015. Mission, Science and Race in South Africa: A.W. Roberts of Lovedale, 1883-1938. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 188 pp.
Review by Sara C. Jorgensen (217-218)

Marc Sommers. 2015. The Outcast Majority: War, Development, and Youth in Africa. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. 249 pp.
Review by Brad Crofford (218-220)

Ngugi wa Thiong’o. 2016. Secure the Base: Making Africa Visible in the Globe. New York: Seagull Books. 130 pp.
Review by Prosper Yao Tsikata (220-222)

E. Ike Udogu (ed.). 2015. Imagining the United States of Africa: Discourses on the Way Forward. Lanham and Boulder: Lexington Books. 184 pp.
Review by Voudina Ngarsou (222-223)

Sarah Van Beurden. 2015. Authentically African: Arts and the Transnational Politics of Congolese Culture. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 372 pp.
Review by Evelyn N. Mayanja (224-225)

Harry Verhoeven. 2015. Water, Civilisation and Power in Sudan: The Political Economy of Military-Islamist State Building. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xvi, 314 pp.
Review by Nadine Hunt (225-226)

Peter Westoby. 2014. Theorising the Practice of Community Development: A South African Perspective. Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. 202 pp.
Review by Adfer Rashid Shah (227-228)

Justin Williams. 2016. Pan-Africanism in Ghana: African Socialism, Neoliberalism, and Globalization. Durham: Carolina Academic Press. 175 pp.
Review by Zerihun Berhane Weldegebriel (228-229)

Zachary Valentine Wright. 2015. Living Knowledge in West African Islam: The Sufi Community of Ibrahim Niasse. Leiden: Brill. 333 pp.
Review by Dauda Abubakar (229-231)