Issue 1: Volume 8, Issue 1 (Fall 2008)

ISSN: 215-2448

Special Issue on Truth & Reconciliation Commissions in Africa

Guest Editor: Kimberly Lanegran

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Highlights: Transnational Justice, South Africa, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Apartheid, South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission


Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation in Africa: Issues and Cases
Lyn S. Graybill and Kimberly Lanegran  |  Abstract  |  PDF

Reconciling South Africa or South Africans? Cautionary Notes from the TRC
Tristan Anne Borer  |  Abstract   |  PDF

Searching for Answers: Sierra Leone’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission 
Beth K. Dougherty  |  Abstract   |  PDF

After Arusha: Gacaca Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda 
Alana Tiemessen  |  Abstract   |  PDF

At Issue

Establishing the Truth about the Apartheid Past: Historians and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission 
Jacobus A. du Pisani and Kwang-Su Kim  |  Abstract  |  PDF

Book Reviews

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Theory, Change, and Southern Africa’s Future. 
Peter Vale, Larry A. Swatuk, and Bertil Oden, eds. New York: Palgrave, 2001. 300 pp.
Review by Bram Büscher  |  PDF

The Great Lakes of Africa : Two Thousand Years of History. 
Jean-Pierre Chrétien (translated by Scott Straus). New York : Zone Books, 2003. 503 pp.
Review by Kevin C. Dunn  |  PDF

Between the Sea and the Lagoon: An Eco-Social History of the Anlo of Southeastern Ghana c. 1850 to Recent Times. 
Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2001. 244 pp.
Review by Heidi Glaesel Frontani  |  PDF

The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone. 
Mariane Ferme. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001. 287 pp.
Review by J. David Granger  |  PDF

Legends, Sorcerers, and Enchanted Lizards: Door Locks of the Bamana of Mali. 
Pascal James Imperato. New York: Holmes and Meier Publishers, 2001. 123 pp.
Review by Denise Martin  |  PDF

Accounting for Horror: Post-Genocide Debates in Rwanda. 
Nigel Eltringham. London: Pluto Press, 2004. 232 pp. 
Review by Kelli Moore  |  PDF

Historical Dictionary of South Africa, Second Edition. 
Christopher Saunders, Nicholas Southey, and Mary-Lynn Suttie. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2000. 375 pp.
Review by Andrew Offenburger  |  PDF

The Decolonization Reader. 
James D. Le Sueur, ed. New York : Routledge, 2003. 462 pp. 
Review by Aaron Peron Ogletree  |  PDF

Rote Adler an Afrikas Küste: Die brandenburgisch-preußische Kolonie Großfriedrichsburg in Westafrika. 
Ulrich Van der Heyden. Berlin: Selignow, 2001 [1993]. 105 pp.
Review by Helma Pasch  |  PDF

The African Studies Companion: A Guide to Information Sources, 3rd edition. 
Hans M. Zell, ed. Lochcarron, Scotland: Hans Zell Publishing, 2003. 570 pp.
Review by Daniel A. Reboussin  |  PDF

Armed Conflict in Africa. 
Carolyn Pumphrey and Rye Schwartz-Barcott, eds. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, 2003. 313 pp. 
Review by William Reno  |  PDF

Partner to History: The U.S. Role in South Africa ‘s Transition to Democracy. 
Princeton N. Lyman. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2002. 344 pp. 
Review by Chris Saunders  |  PDF

Twilight on the Zambezi: Late Colonialism in Central Africa. 
Eugenia W. Herbert. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2002. 196 pp.
Review by Carol Summers  |  PDF