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Issue 2

ISSN: 215-2448

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Highlights: Ghanian Politics, Feminist Reading of Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart,” Civil-Military Relations in Botswana, Japan-African Relations, East African Pastoralism


The Legacy of J.J. Rawlings in Ghanaian Politics, 1979-2000
John L. Adedeji  |  Abstract  |  PDF (1-27)

Reading as a Woman: Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’ and Feminist Criticism
Linda Strong-Leek  |  Abstract  |  PDF (29-35)

Civil-Military Relations in Botswana’s Developmental State
Mpho G. Molomo  |  Abstract  |  PDF (37-59)


Emerging Trends in Japan-Africa Relations: An African Perspective
Seifudein Adem  |  Abstract  |  PDF (61-69)

Review Article

Contemporary Perspectives on East African Pastoralism 
George L. Simpson Jr.  |  PDF (71-74)

The Pastoral Continuum: The Marginalization of Tradition in East Africa. Paul Spencer. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000. Pp. 302.

The Poor are Not Us: Poverty & Pastoralism. David M. Anderson & Vigdis Broch-Due (eds.). Oxford: James Currey, 1999. Pp. 276.

Book Reviews

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“I Will Not Eat Stone”: A Women’s History of Colonial Asante.
Jean Allman and Victoria Tashjian. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2000. Pp. 312.
Jeremy Rich  |  PDF (74-76)

Traditional Cures for Modern Conflicts, African Conflict ‘Medicine’ 
William I. Zartman (ed.). Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000. Pp. 230. 
Saskia Van Hoyweghen  |  PDF (76-78)

Daughters of the Goddess, Daughters of Imperialism: African Women Struggle for Culture, Power and Democracy. 
Amadiume Ifi. New York: Zed Books, 2000. Pp. 300.
Ong’wen Okuro Samwel  |  PDF (78-80)

Beyond Rights Talk and Culture Talk. 
Mahmood Mamdani (ed). New York: St. Martins’s Press, 2000. Pp.170.
Seyoum Hameso  |  PDF (81-82)

The Midfielder’s Moment: Coloured Literature and Culture in Contemporary South Africa. 
Grant Farred. Boulder: Westview Press, 2000. Pp. 178.
Ann Langwadt  |  PDF (82-84)

United States Interests and Policies in Africa: Transition to a New Era. 
Karl P. Magyar (ed). New York: St. Martin’s Press, Inc., 2000. Pp. 193.
Sean Patrick Murphy  |  PDF (84-86)

Street Children in Kenya: Voices of Children in Search of a Childhood. 
Philip Kilbride, Collete Suda, Enos Njeru. Westport: Bergin & Garvey Publishers, 2000. Pp. 184. 
Patrick Wachira and Beth Blue Swadener  |  PDF (86-89)

Fire from the Ashes: A Chronicle of the Revolution in Tigray, Ethiopia, 1975-1991. 
Jenny Hammond. Lawrenceville and Asmara: The Red Sea Press, 1999, Pp. 456.
Seifudein Adem  |  PDF (89-90)