Volume 17, Issue 3 (December 2017)

Highlights:Echoes of secession, Child marriage, Cash strapped Zimbabwe, African indigenous ritual festivals.


Echoes of Secession: The Hero, the Rebel, and the Rhetoric of Might in Nigerian Civil War Pictorial Propaganda
Etiido Effiong Inyang  |  Abstract | Full Text: PDF (1-20)

Children’s Rights Standards and Child Marriage in Malawi
Leah Mwambene and Obdiah Mawondza | Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (21-44)

Endangered Human Security in Cash Strapped Zimbabwe, 2007-2008 
Mediel Hove |  Abstract | Full Text: PDF (45-70)

Rethinking African Indigenous Ritual Festivals, Interrogating the Concept of African Ritual Drama
Morufu Bukola Omigbule | Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (71-88)

Book Reviews

Cawo M. Abdi. 2015. Elusive Janna: The Somalis Diaspora and the Borderless Muslim Identity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 289 pp.
Review by Serah Shani (89-90)

Iris Berger. 2016. Women in Twentieth-Century Africa: New Approaches to African History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 233 pp.
Review by Hassoum Ceesay (90-92)

Geert Castryck, Silke Strickrodt, and Katja Werthmann (eds.). 2016. Sources and Methods for African History and Culture: Essays in Honour of Adam Jones. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitatsverlag. 698 pp.
Review by Simon Odion Ehiabhi (92-94)

Jennifer Cole and Christian Groes (eds.). 2016. Affective Circuits: African Migrations to Europe and the Pursuit of Social Regeneration. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press.
352 pp.

Review by Alejandro Ponce de León (94-96)

David C. Conrad. 2016. Sunjata: A New Prose Version. Indianapolis, IN and Cambridge: Hacket Publishing Company. 140 pp.
Review by Szilárd Biernaczky (96-98)

Iginio Gagliardone. 2016. The Politics of Technology in Africa: Communication, Development, and Nation-Building in Ethiopia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 179 pp.
Review by Samuel Kofi Darkwa (98-100)

Camilo Gomez-Rivas. 2015. Law and Islamization of Morocco under the Almoravids: The Fatwas of Ibn Rushd al-Jadd to the Far Maghrib. Leiden: Brill. 207 pp.
Review by Kenneth W. Meyer (100-101)

John W. Harbeson and Donald Rothchild (eds.). 2017. Africa in World Politics: Constructing Political and Economic Order. 6th edition. Boulder: Westview Press.
Review by Oluwatobi O. Aje (101-103)

Jonathan Haynes. 2016. Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 375 pp.
Review by Oluchi J. Igili (103-104)

Steve Howard. 2016. Modern Muslims: A Sudan Memoir. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 217 pp.
Review by Aweis Ali (104-106)

Alison Jolly. 2016. Thank You, Madagascar: The Conservation Diaries of Alison Jolly. London: Zed Books. 391 pp.
Review by Amy Crofford (106-107)

Dominika Koter. 2016. Beyond Ethnic Politics in Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 220 pp.
Review by Isa Ishaq Ojibara (107-109)

Henning Melber (ed.). 2016. The Rise of Africa’s Middle Class: Myths, Realities and Critical Engagements. London: Zed Books. 219 pp.
Review by Olayinka Akanle (109-111)

Wanjala S. Nasong’o (ed.). 2015. The Roots of Ethnic Conflict in Africa: From Grievance to Violence. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 208 pp.
Review by Torque Mude (111-112)

David B. Ottaway. 2017. The Arab World Upended: Revolution and Its Aftermath in Tunisia and Egypt. Boulder and London: Lynne Rienner Publishers. 269 pp.
Review by Enock Ndawana (112-114)

Andrew Pearson. 2016. Distant Freedom: St Helena and the Abolition of the Slave Trade, 1840-1872. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. xiv, 314 pp.
Review by Tony Voss (114-115)

Reiland Rabak. 2015. The Negritude Movement: W.E.B. Du Bois, Leon Damas, Aime Cesaire, Leopold Senghor, Frantz Fanon, and the Evolution of an Insurgent Idea. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 431 pp.
Review by Connor Pruss (115-117)

Kathryne A. Rhine. 2016. The Unseen Things: Women, Secrecy, and HIV in Northern Nigeria. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. 218 pp.
Review by Samuel Adu-Gyamfi (117-119)

Keith Somerville. 2016. Ivory: Power and Poaching in Africa. London: C. Hurst & Co Publishers. 325 pp.
Review by Kenneth Toah Nsah (119-121)

Samia I. Spencer (ed.). 2016. Daughters of the Nile: Egyptian Women Changing Their World. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 402 pp.
Review by Kenneth W. Meyer  (121-123)

Anders Themner (ed.). Warlord Democrats in Africa: Ex-Military Leaders and Electoral Politics. London: Zed Books, 2017. 254 pp.
Review by Paul Chiudza Banda (123-124)

Ambassador Omar Alieu Touray. 2016. The African Union The First Ten Years. Lanham, Boulder, New York, London: Rowman & Littlefield. 241 pp.
Review by Karamo N.M. Sonko (124-126)

Sadia Zulfiqar. 2016. African Women Writers and the Politics of Gender. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 223 pp.
Review by Ademolawa Michael Adedipe (126-127)