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Issue 1

SSN: 2152-2448
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Highlights: Rhino Protection, Land Occupations in Zimbabwe, South Africa’s Political economy.


Inside the Land Occupations in Bindura District, Zimbabwe 
Kirk Helliker and Sandra Bhatasara | Abstract  | Full Text: PDF (1-18)

Mediated Sankarism: Reinventing a Historical Figure to Reimagine the Future 
Lassane Ouedraogo | Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (19-30)

Recalibrating South Africa’s Political Economy: Challenges in Building a Developmental and Competition State
Paul Thompson and Henry Wissink |  Abstract | Full Text: PDF (31-48)

At Issue

An Appraisal of Green Militarization to Protect Rhinoceroses in Kruger National Park
Johan Jooste and Sam Ferreira   |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (49-60)

Review Essays

Guns in African History: The Examples of Central Africa and Nigeria
Tim Stapleton |  Full Text: PDF (61-66)

Nonhumans, Narratives, and Proximities: The Power of Things and the Cultural Politics of Race, Land and Water in Zimbabwe
Admire Mseba    |  Full Text: PDF (67-72)

And Performance: The Production Of Ngoma Dance And Rooibos Tea As Cultural Commodities In The Post-Apartheid Heritage Industry 
Aran Mackinnon    |  Full Text: PDF (73-78)

There is No Privileged Site of Politics 
Tony Voss    |  Full Text: PDF (79-84)

Book Reviews

Adeleke Adeeko. 2017. Arts of Being Yoruba: Divination, Allegory, Tragedy, Proverb, Panegyric. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 200 pp.
Review by Oluwole Coker (85-86)

Alexius Amtaika (ed.). Democratization of Africa: Dynamics and Trends.  Austin, Texas: Pan-African University Press. 401 pp.
Review by Abdelmalek El Ouazzani (86-87)

Jan Beek, Mirco Göpfert, Olly Owen, and Jonny Steinberg (eds.). 2017. Police in Africa: The Street-Level View. London and New York: Hurst and Oxford University Press. 372 pp.
Review by Raymond Cohen (87-89)

Getahun Benti. 2017. Urban Growth in Ethiopia, 1887-1974: From the Foundation of Finfinnee to the Demise of the First Imperial Era. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.  xviii + 213 pp.
Review by Ebrahim Damtew Alyou (89-90)

Kris Berwouts. 2017. Congo’s Violent Peace: Conflict and Struggle since the Great African War. London: Zed Books. 216 pp.
Review by Peter Admirand (90-91)

Paul Bjerk. 2017.  Julius Nyerere.  Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 165 pp
Review by Tony Waters (91-93)

Sandra Calkins. 2016. Who Knows Tomorrow? Uncertainty in North-Eastern Sudan. New York: Berghahn. 282 pp.
Review by Tyler Zoanni (93-94)

Ian Campbell. 2017. The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy’s National Shame. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. 478 pp. 
Review by Zerihun Berhane Weldegebriel (94-96)

Neil Carrier. 2016. Little Mogadishu: Eastleigh, Nairobi’s Global Somali Hub. London: Hurst. xv + 313 pp. 
Review by Mohamed Haji Ingiriis (96-97)

Delinda Collier. 2016. Repainting the Walls of Lunda: Information Colonialism and Angolan Art. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 253 pp.
Review by Kate Cowcher (97-99)

Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff. 2018. The Truth About Crime: Sovereignty, Knowledge and Social Order. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 347 pp.
Review by Sven Botha (99-100)

Yolanda Covington-Ward. 2015. Gesture and Power: Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo. Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press. 287 pp. 
Review by Adfer Rashid Shah (100-101)

Aaron R. Denham. 2017. Spirit Children: Illness, Poverty and Infanticide in Northern Ghana. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. 217 pp.
Review by John Nott (101-103)

Nuno Domingos. 2017. Football and Colonialism: Body and Popular Culture in Urban Mozambique. Athens: Ohio University Press. 325 pp.
Review by John Konuk Blasing (103-104)

Ernest N. Emenyonu (ed.). 2017. A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Suffolk, UK: James Currey. 300 pp.
Review by Khushi Singh Rathore (104-105)

Toyin Falola and Jamaine Abidogun (eds.). 2017. Issues in African Political Economies. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press. xxi, 402 pp. 
Review by Emmanuel Botlhale (106-107)

Toyin Falola and Bola Dauda. 2017. Decolonizing Nigeria, 1945-1960: Politics, Power, and Personalities. Austin, Texas: Pan-African University Press. 612 pp.
Review by Oluchi J. Igili (107-108)

Toyin Falola and Wanjala S. Nasong’o (eds.). 2016. Contentious Politics in Africa; Identity, Conflict and Social Change. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 354 pp. 
Review by Paul Turton and Kenneth Meyer (108-111)

Sati U. Fwashak. (ed.). 2017. The Transformation of Central Nigeria: Essays in Honour of Toyin Falola. Austin: Pan African University Press. xxxii + 485 pp.
Review by Huud Shittu (111-112)

Sandra E. Greene. 2017. Slave Owners of West Africa: Decision Making in the Age of Abolition. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 126 pp.
Review by Daniel B. Domingues da Silva (112-113)

Dinah Hannaford. 2017. Marriage Without Borders: Transnational Spouses in Neoliberal Senegal. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 170 pp.
Review by Michael R. Hogan (113-115)

Danny Hoffman. 2017. Monrovia Modern: Urban Form and Political Imagination in Liberia. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 232 pp.
Review by Zachary Mondesire (115-116)

Steve Itugbu. 2017. Foreign Policy and Leadership in Nigeria: Obasanjo and the Challenge of African Diplomacy. London/New York: I.B Tauris & Co Ltd. 275 pp.
Review by Adeniyi S. Basiru (116-118)

Ching Kwan Lee. 2017. The Spector of Global China: Politics, Labor, and Foreign Investment in Africa. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 256 pp.
Review by Thomas McNamara (118-119)

Hilary Matfess. 2017. Women and the War on Boko Haram: Wives, Weapons, Witnesses. London: Zed Books. 270 pp.
Review by Louis Metcalfe (119-121)

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni and Siphamandla Zondi (eds.) 2016. Decolonizing the University, Knowledge Systems and Disciplines in Africa. Durham: Carolina Academic Press. 285 pp.
Review by Brian Maregedze (121-122)

J. Oloka-Onyango. 2017. When Courts Do Politics: Public Interest Law and Litigation in East Africa. New York: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 380 pp.
Review by Ryan Gibb (122-123)

Robert J. Priest and Kirimi Barine (eds.). 2017. African Christian Leadership: Realities, Opportunities and Impact. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. 297 pp.
Review by Oti Rotimi Alaba (123-125)

Ratsimbaharison, Adrien M. 2017. The Political Crisis of March 2009 in Madagascar: A Case Study of Conflict and Conflict Mediation. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 171 pp.
Review by Samuel Kofi Darkwa (125-127)

Rachel Sullivan Robinson. 2017. Intimate Interventions in Global Health: Family Planning and HIV Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 279 pp.
Review by John Nott (127-128)

Lorelle Semley. 2017. To Be Free and French: Citizenship in France’s Atlantic Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 382 pp.
Review by Marcus B. Filippello (128-129)

Landry Signé. 2017. Innovating Development Strategies in Africa: The Role of International, Regional and National Actors. New York: Cambridge University Press. 208 pp.
Review by Priya Dahiya (130-131)

Erin E. Stiles and Katrina Daly Thompson (eds.). 2015. Gendered Lives in the Western Indian Ocean: Islam, Marriage, and Sexuality on the Swahili Coast. Ohio: Ohio University Press. 406 pp.
Review by Muhamed Riyaz Chengenakkattil (131-132)

Jennifer Tappan. 2017. The Riddle of Malnutrition: The Long Arc of Biomedical and Public Health Interventions in Uganda. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. xx + 218 pp.
Review by Sandra Calkins (132-134)

Samuel Totten (ed.) 2017. Sudan’s Nuba Mountains People Under Siege: Accounts By Humanitarians in the Battle Zone. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. 263 pp.
Review by Enrico Ille (134-135)

Olivier J. Walther and William F.S. Miles (eds.). 2018. African Border Disorders: Addressing Transnational Extremist Organizations. New York: Routledge. 209 pp.
Review by Emily Cole (135-137)

Anne Wolf. 2017. Political Islam in Tunisia: The History of Ennahda. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 269 pp.
Review by Kenneth Meyer (137-138)