Volume 18, Issue 2 (February 2019)

SSN: 2152-2448

Highlights: Jan Vansina Interview, Frances Payne Bolton, Nigerian Diaspora in US, Africa’s Coups, Bilingualism in Cameroon.

Special Feature

“This Guy has become a Complete Savage”- A Last Interview with Jan Vansina 
Hein Vanhee | Abstract  | Full Text: PDF (1-16)


Articles

Congresswoman Frances Payne Bolton and the Trip to Africa, 1955
Aran Mackinnon |  Abstract  |  Full Text: PDF (17-38)


The Nigerian Diaspora in the United States and Afropolitanism in Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun 
Sandra Sousa | Abstract  | Full Text: PDF (39-54)


At-Issue

Official Bilingualism in Cameroon: An Endangered Policy?
Nguh Nwei Asanga Fon |  Full Text: PDF (55-66)


Unsettling Colonial Paradigms: Right to Development Governance as Framework Model for African Constitutionalism
Justin Ngambu Wanki and Carol C. Ngang |  Full Text: PDF (67-86)


Closing the Book on Africa’s First Generation Coups 
Jonathan Powell and Mwita Chacha  |  Full Text: PDF (87-94)


Review Essays

Borderless Imaginations Under State Imposed Territoriality in the Horn of Africa                                                                                                   Mukerrem Miftah |  Full Text: PDF (95-100)


Book Reviews

Sabella Ogbobode Abidde (ed.). 2018. Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean: The Case for Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.  xiv, 251 pp.
Review by Sonal Sathe (101-102)


Joseph J. Bangura. 2017. The Temne of Sierra Leone: African Agency in the Making of a British Colony. Cambridge University Press. 217 pp.
Review by Hassoum Ceesay (102-103)


João Afonso Baptista. 2017. The Good Holiday: Development, Tourism and the Politics of Benevolence in Mozambique. New York: Berghahn. ix, 280 pp.
Review by Michael Madison Walker (103-105)


Andrew Cohen. 2017. The Politics and Economics of Decolonization in Africa: The Failed Experiment of the Central African Federation. London & New York: I. B. Tauris & Co. Ltd. 300 pp.
Review by Tapiwa B. Zimudzi (105-106)


Virginia Comolli. 2017. Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Islamist Insurgency. Revised Edition. London: Hurst Publishers. 251 pp.
Review by John Mwangi Githigaro (106-108)


James Copnall. 2017. A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South South’s Bitter and Incomplete Divorce. London: Hurst & Company. 317 pp.
Review by Isa Ishaq Ojibara (108-109)


Jonathan Derrick. 2018. Africa, Empire and Fleet Street: Albert Cartwright and ‘West Africa’ Magazine. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 357 pp.
Review by Adel Manai (109-110)


Toyin Falola and Akintunde Akinyemi (eds.). 2017. Culture and Customs of the Yoruba. Austin, Texas: Pan African University Press. xxi, 1040 pp. 
Review by John Olushola Magbadelo (111-112)


Rosalind I. J. Hackett and Benjamin F. Soares (eds.). 2015. New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 316 pp.  
Review by Dauda Abubakar (112-114)


Paul Hopper. 2018. Understanding Development. Cambridge: Polity Press. 388 pp.
Review by Scott N. Romaniuk (114-116)


Tony Karbo and Tim Murithi (eds.). 2018. The African Union: Autocracy, Diplomacy and Peacebuilding in Africa. London, New York: IB Tauris & Co. Ltd. 324 pp.
Review by Tejal Khanna (116-117)


John F. McCauley. 2017. The Logic of Ethnic and Religious Conflict in Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 233 pp. 
Review by Torque Mude (117-119)


Ramah McKay.  2018. Medicine in the Meantime: The Work of Care in Mozambique.
Durham & London: Duke University Press. 241pp.

Review by Emma Posca (119-121)


Malyn Newitt. 2017. A Short History of Mozambique. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 254 pp.
Review by Paul Chiudza Banda (121-122)


Arye Oded. 2018. Africa and Israel: A Unique Case in Israeli Foreign Relations. Portland: Valentine Mitchell. 399 pp.
Review by Elijah N. Munyi (122-124)


Akimoye Ojo, Karim Traore, and Oyinlola Longe (eds.). 2018. Africans and Globalization: Linguistic, Literary and Technological Contents and Discontents. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 192 pp. 
Review by Timothy T. Ajani (124-126)


R.A. Olaniyan and E.A. Ifidon (eds.). 2018 Contemporary Issues in Africa’s Development: Whither the African Renaissance? New Castle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 398 pp.
Review by Emmanuel Zwanbin (126-127)


Moses K. Tesi. 2017. Balancing Sovereignty and Development in International Affairs: Cameroon’s Post-Independence Relations with France, Africa and the World.  Lanham: Lexington Books. 225 pp. 
Review by Gift Wasambo Kayira (127-129)


Paul Ugor. 2009. Nollywood: Popular Culture and Narratives of Youth Struggles in Nigeria. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 174 pp.
Review by Alaba Rotimi Oti (129-130)


Pauline Ada Uwakweh (ed.). 2017. African Women Under Fire: Literary Discourses in War and Conflict. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. xv, 199 pp.
Review by Adfer Rashid Shah (130-131)