Volume 17, Issue 1 (March 2017)

Highlights:Identity management,Carbon sequestration impact, Gyekye’s Functionalist.

Articles

Identity Management: The Creation of Resource Allocative Criteria in Botswana
Angela Gapa |  AbstractFull Text: PDF (1-22)


Impact of Forest Carbon Sequestration Initiative on Community Assets: The Case of Assisted Natural Regeneration Project in Humbo, Southwestern Ethiopia
Padmanaban Murugan and Fekadu Isreal  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (23-42)


Democratization and Public Accountability at the Grassroots in Tanzania: A Missing Link 
Matrona Kabyemela  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (43-60)


Three Objections to Gyekye’s Functionalist Conception of Development
Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani  |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (61-78)


At Issue

Ethnicity, Violence, and the Narrative of Genocide: The Dangers of a Third-Term in Rwanda Cooperation
Ryan Goehrung   |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (79-100)


Review Essay

Rich, Undisciplined, and Poetic: A New Writing of the Colonial Past 
Florence Bernault    |  Full Text: PDF (101-106)


Book Reviews

Mensah Adinkrah. 2015. Witchcraft, Witches and Violence in Ghana. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books. 325 pp.
Review by Uchenna Onuzulike, James Madison University (107-108)


Akinyinka Akinyoade and Jan-Bart Gewald (eds.). 2015. African Roads to Prosperity: People en Route to Socio-Cultural and Economic Transformations. Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV. 278 pp.
Review by Tochi Brown Adimiche (109-110)


Iris Berger et al. (eds.). 2015.  African Asylum at a Crossroads:  Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Rights.  Athens:  Ohio University Press.  272 pp. 
Review by Elizabeth Juhasz (110-111)


John Collins. 2015. Fela: Kalakuta Notes. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press. 344 pp. 
Review by Nate Plageman (111-113)


Dominica Dipio. 2014. Gender Terrains in African Cinema. Pretoria: UNISA Press. 227 pp.
Review by Theresah P.  Ennin (113-114)


Kristin Conner Doughty. 2016. Remediation in Rwanda: Grassroots Legal Forums. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 283 pp.
Review by Enock Ndawana (114-116)


Amina Elbendary. 2015. Crowds and Sultans; Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria.  Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press. 276 pp.
Review by Kenneth W. Meyer (116-117)


Stephen Ellis. 2016. This Present Darkness: A History of Nigerian Organised Crime. New York: Oxford University Press. 313 pp.
Review by Benson Ohihon Igboin (117-119)


Randall Fegley. 2016. A History of Rwandan Identity and Trauma, The Mythmakers’ Victims. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 169 pp.
Review by Jonathan Beloff (119-120)


Edda Fields-Black. 2015. Deep Roots: Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 277 pp.
Review by Anthony J. Stanonis (120-121)


Benjamin Gardener. 2016. Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism. Athens and London: The University of Georgia Press. 256 pp.
Review by Maxmillian J. Chuhila (121-123)


Anthea Garman. 2015. Antjie Krog and the Post-Apartheid Public Sphere: Speaking Poetry to Power. Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. 224 pp.
Review by Rebekah Cumpsty (123-124)


Ch. Didier Gondola. 2016. Tropical Cowboys: Westerns, Violence, and Masculinity in Kinshasa.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 352 pp.
Review by Jeremy Rich (124-126)


Shannen L. Hill. 2015. Biko’s Ghost: The Iconography of Black Consciousness.  Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press. 394 pp.
Review by S. Nombuso Dlamini &  Thato Bereng (126-127)


James A. Joseph. 2015. Saved for a Purpose: A Journey from Private Virtues to Public Values. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 299 pp. 
Review by Amy Crofford (128-129)


Michael Mwenda Kithinji, Mickie Mwanzia Koster, and Jerono P.  Rotich (eds.). 2016. Kenya After 50: Reconfiguring Historical, Political, and Policy Milestones. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 277pp. 
Review by Fatuma B. Guyo (129-130)


Roberta Laurie. 2015. Weaving a Sunrise: A Woman, A School, A People. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press. 418 pp.
Review by Rosemary Asen (130-131)


Mbaye Lo and Muhammed Haron (eds.). 2016. Muslim Institutions of Higher Education in Postcolonial Africa. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 302 pp.
Review by Yusuf Abdullahi Yusuf (132-134)


Philip Muehlenbeck. 2016. Czechoslovakia in Africa, 1945-1968. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 271 pp.
Review by Paul Chiudza Banda (134-135)


Casimir L. Nyaki. 2015. Nyerere’s Philosophy of Economic Equality. Peramiho, Tanzania:  Benedictine Publication Ndanda. 183 pp.
Review by Sandra Ekpot (136-137)


Ebenezer Obadare and Wale Adebanwi (eds). 2016. Governance and the Cisis of Rule in Contemporary Africa: Leadership in Transformation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 298 pp. 
Review by Emmanuel Botlhale (137-138)


Mutiat Titilope Oladejo. 2016. Ibadan Market Women and Politics, 1900-1995. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 183 pp.
Review by Usman Ladan (138-140)


Femi Osofisan. 2016. The Muse of Anomy: Essays on Literature and the Humanities in Nigeria. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 297 pp.
Review by James Yeku (140-141)


Jesse Salah Ovadia. 2016. The Petro-Developmental State in Africa: Making Oil Work in Angola, Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea. London: Hurst and Co. 246 pp. 
Review by Philip Attuquayefio (141-142)


Justin Pearce. 2015. Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola, 1975-2002. New York: Cambridge University Press. 184 pp. 
Review by Olubukola S. Adesina (143-144)


Steven Pierce. 2016. Moral Economies of Corruption: State Formation and Political Culture in Nigeria. Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press. xii, 282 pp.
Review by John Olushola Magbadelo (144-146)


Hannah Azieb Pool (ed.).  2016.  Fashion Cities Africa. Bristol, UK: Intellect. 143 pp.
Review by Victoria L. Rovine (146-147)


Paul Schauert. 2015. Staging Ghana: Artistry and Nationalism in State Dance Ensembles. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 342 pp. 
Review by Courtnay Micots (148-149)


Kate Skinner. 2015. The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland: Literacy, Politics and Nationalism, 1914-2014. New York: Cambridge University Press. 298 pp. 
Review by Alison K. Okuda (149-150)


Pauline Ada Uwakweh, Jerono P.  Rotich, and Comfort O. Okpala (eds.). 2014. Engaging the Diaspora: Migration and African Families. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 192 pp.
Review by Serah Shani (150-152)


Goolam Vahed and Thembisa Waetjen. 2015. Schooling Muslims in Natal: Identity, State and the Orient Islamic Educational Institute. Pietermaritzburg: KwaZulu-Natal Press. 457 pp.
Review by Caitlyn Bolton (152-153)


Al J. Venter. 2015. Biafra’s War, 1967-1970: A Tribal Conflict in Nigeria That Left a Million Dead. Solihull, England: Helion and Company Limited. 314 pp.
Review by Emah Saviour (154-155)


Hannah Whittaker. 2015. Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Kenya: A Social History of the Shifta Conflict, c. 1963-1968, Leiden: Brill. 176 pp.
Review by Oscar Gakuo Mwangi (155-156)


Elizabeth Williams. 2015. The Politics of Race in Britain and South Africa: Black British Solidarity and the Anti-Apartheid Struggle. London: I. B. Tauris.  xi, 316 pp.
Review by Todd Carter (157-158)