Volume 16, Issue 2 (March 2016)

Highlights: Commodifying water, Economic and symbolic nature of water,University-based music training,


Commodifying Water in Coastal Tanzania: Natural Resource Management and Social Relations, 1926-1937
Chau Johnson Kelly| Abstract |  Full Text: PDF (1-25)

Water Vendors in Niamey: Considering the Economic and Symbolic Nature of Water
Scott M. Youngstedt, Sara Beth Keough, and Cheiffou Idrissa| Abstract |  Full Text: PDF (27-45)

University-Based Music Training and Current South African Musical Praxis: Notes and Tones
Madimabe Geoff Mapaya| Abstract |  Full Text: PDF (47-66)

Review Essays

Patrice Lumumba: The Evolution of an Évolué
Christopher R. Cook| Books Reviewed |  Full Text: PDF (67-69)

The Nexus between Global Health and Public Health in Africa
Clement Masakure | Books Reviewed |  Full Text: PDF (71-76)

“What Have Cassettes to do with Christianity? Instagram with Islam?”
Ken Chitwood | Books Reviewed |  Full Text: PDF (77-83)

Book Reviews

Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem. 2015. The Architecture of Home in Cairo; Socio-Spatial Practice of the Hawari’s Everyday Life. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited. 349 pp.
Review by Kenneth W. Meyer (85-86)

Rowland Abiodun. 2014. Yoruba Art and Language: Seeking the African in African Art. New York: Cambridge University Press. 386 pp.
Review by Ndubuisi C. Ezeluomba (86-87)

Chanfi Ahmed. 2015. West African ‘ulama and Salafism in Mecca and Medina: Jawab al-Ifriqi–the Response of the African. Lieden and Boston: Brill. 214 pp.
Review by Yusuf Abdullahi Yusuf (88-89)

Akíntúndé Akínyẹmí. 2015. Orature and Yorùbá Riddles. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 280 pp.
Review by Anja Oed (89-90)

Evelyn Amony. 2015. I Am Evelyn Amony: Reclaiming My Life from the Lord’s Resistance Army. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. 181 pp.
Review by Phoebe Donnelly (90-92)

Giulia Bonacci. 2015. Exodus! Heirs and Pioneers, Rastafari Return to Ethiopia. Kingston, Jamaica: University of West Indies Press. 482 pp.
Review by Grant J. Rich and Joan Black (92-93)

Richard Bourne. 2015. Nigeria: A New History of a Turbulent Century. London: Zed Books. 320 pp.
Review by John Olushola Magbadelo (93-95)

Nic Cheeseman. 2015. Democracy in Africa, Successes, Failures and the Struggle for Political Reform. Cambridge University Press. 247 pp.
Review by Ajala Olufisayo (95-96)

Syl Cheney-Coker. 2014. Sacred River. Athens: Ohio University Press. 425 pp.
Review by Douglas E. Kaze (97-98)

Jonathan O. Chimakonam (ed). 2015. Atuolu Omalu: Some Unanswered Questions in African Philosophy. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. 315 pp.
Review by Chelsi Dimm (98-99)

Brenda Cooper and Robert Morrell (eds.). 2014. Africa-Centred Knowledges: Crossing Fields and Worlds. Suffolk: James Currey. 211 pp.
Review by Shannon Morreira (100-101)

Helen Dancer. 2015. Women, Land and Justice in Tanzania. Woodbridge, Suffolk: James Currey. 216 pp.
Review by Rosemary Ifeanyi Okah (101-102)

Clementine Deliss and Yvette Mutumba (eds.). 2015. El Hadji Sy: Painting, Performance, Politics. Zurich/Berlin: Diaphanes. 408 pp.
Review by Rebecca Wolff (103-104)

Elizabeth A. Eldredge. 2015. Kingdoms and Chieftains of Southeastern Africa: Oral Traditions and History, 1400-1830. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press. 438 pp.
Review by Mesrob Vartavarian (104-105)

James Ferguson. 2015. Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 280 pp.
Review by Vanessa van den Boogaard (105-107)

Sandra Grady. 2015. Improvised Adolescence: Somali Bantu Teenage Refugees in America. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. 158 pp.
Review by Omar Ahmed and Grant J. Rich (107-109)

Maia Green. 2014. The Development State: Aid, Culture and Civil Society in Tanzania. James Currey: Suffolk. 217 pp.
Review by Ted Horwood (109-110)

Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones, and Dzodzi Tsikata (eds.). 2015. Africa’s Land Rush: Rural Livelihoods and Agrarian Change. James Currey. 204 pp.
Review by Paul Stacey (110-112)

Lawrence Hamilton. 2014. Freedom is Power: Liberty Through Political Representation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 231 pp.
Review by John Olushola Magbadelo (112-114)

Abdulai Iddrisu. 2013. Contesting Islam in Africa: Homegrown Wahhabism and Muslim Identity in Northern Ghana, 1920–2010. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press. 279 pp.
Review by Dauda Abubakar (114-116)

Rachel Jean-Baptiste. 2014. Conjugal Rights: Marriage, Sexuality, and Urban Life in Colonial Libreville, Gabon. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 301pp.
Review by Phil Muehlenbeck (116-117)

Eric T. Jennings. 2015. Free French Africa in World War II: The African Resistance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 300 pp.
Review by Dana Bronson (117-118)

Morten Jerven. 2015. Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong. London: Zed Books. 160 pp.
Review by Brad Crofford (118-119)

R. W. Johnson. 2015. How Long Will South Africa Survive?: The Looming Crisis. London: Hurst and Co. Ltd. 266 pp.
Review by Utsav Kumar Singh (119-121)

Liisa Malkki. 2015. The Need to Help: The Domestic Arts of International Humanitarianism. Durham: Duke University Press. 270 pp.
Review by Jeremy Rich (121-122)

James C. McCann. 2014. The Historical Ecology of Malaria in Ethiopia: Deposing the Spirits. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 196 pp.
Review by Robert Nathan (122-124)

Sarah M. H. Nouwen. 2013. Complementarity in the Line of Fire: The Catalysing Effect of the International Criminal Court in Uganda and Sudan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 505 pp.
Review by Sverker Finnström (124-125)

Chika Okeke-Agulu. 2015. Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria. Durham and London: Duke University Press. x, 357 pp.
Review by Helena Cantone (125-127)

Terje Østebø. 2012. Localizing Salafism: Religious Change among Oromo Muslims in Bale, Ethiopia. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill NV. 380 pp.
Review by Abadir M. Ibrahim (127-128)

Kenneth Perkins. 2014. A History of Modern Tunisia. 2nd Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 306 pp.
Review by Kenneth W. Meyer (128-130)

Kristin Peterson. 2014. Speculative Markets: Drug Circuits and Derivative Life in Nigeria. Durham and London: Duke University Press. 238 pp.
Review by Olubukola S. Adesina (130-131)

Gérard Prunier and Eloi Ficquet (eds.). 2015. Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia: Monarchy, Revolution and the Legacy of Meles Zenawi. London: Hurst. 521pp.
Review by Harry Verhoeven (131-133)

Elisha P. Renne (ed). 2013. Veiling in Africa. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 248 pp.
Review by Farid Pazhoohi (133-134)

Benedetta Rossi. 2015. From Slavery to Aid: Politics, Labour, and Ecology in the Nigerien Sahel, 1800-2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 364 pp.
Review by D. Dmitri Hurlbut (134-136)

Soren Scholvin. 2014. The Geopolitics of Regional Power: Geography, Economics and Politics in Southern Africa. Surrey: Ashgate. 234 pp.
Review by Oscar Gakuo Mwangi (136-137)

Hervé Tchumkan. 2015. State Power, Stigmatization, and Youth Resistance Culture in the French Banlieues: Uncanny Citizenship. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 181 pp.
Review by Sylvestre Mekem Douanla (137-138)

Meredith Terretta. 2013. Nation of Outlaws, State of Violence: Nationalism, Grasslands Tradition, and State Building in Cameroon. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 367 pp.
Review by Syprien Christian Zogo (139-140)

Peter Vale and Estelle Prinsloo. 2014. The New South Africa at Twenty: Critical Perspectives. Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu Natal Press. 271 pp.
Review by Corey W. Holmes (140-141)

Peter Vale and Estelle Prinsloo. 2014. Intellectual Traditions In South Africa: Ideas, Individuals and Institutions. Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu Natal Press. 364 pp.
Review Corey W. Holmes (142-143)

Rica Viljoen. 2015 Inclusive Organisational Transformation: An African Perspective on Human Niches and Diversity of Thought. Surrey, England: Gower Publishing Ltd 325 pp.
Review by Emeka Smart Oruh (143-144)

Margarethe von Eckenbrecher. 2015. Africa: What It Gave Me, What It Took from Me: Remembrances from my Life as a German Settler in South West Africa. Translated and edited by David P. Crandall, Hans-Wilhelm Kelling, and Paul E. Kelly. Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press. 379 pp.
Review by Tony Voss (144-146)

Elizabeth C. Zsiga, One Tlale Boyer, and Ruth Kramer (eds.). 2014. Languages in Africa: Multilingualism, Language Policy, and Education. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. xii, 207 pp.
Review by Ihuọma I. Akinrẹmi (146-147)