Reviews

Author: 
Jo Thobeka Wreford
Reviewer: 
Karen Flint

Flint on Wreford, 'Working with Spirit: Experiencing Izangoma Healing in Contemporary South Africa'

Jo Thobeka Wreford. Working with Spirit: Experiencing Izangoma Healing in Contemporary South Africa. Epistemologies of Healing Series. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008. 232 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-476-0.

Reviewed by Karen Flint Published on H-SAfrica (December, 2009) Commissioned by Myriam Houssay-Holzschuch

Author: 
Diana Wylie
Reviewer: 
Christopher Lee

Lee on Wylie, 'Art and Revolution: The Life and Death of Thami Mnyele, South African Artist'

Diana Wylie. Art and Revolution: The Life and Death of Thami Mnyele, South African Artist. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2008. Illustrations. 264 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8139-2764-0.

Reviewed by Christopher Lee (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Published on H-SAfrica (November, 2009) Commissioned by Lindsay F. Braun

Author: 
James Sanders
Reviewer: 
Derek Catsam

Catsam on Sanders, 'Apartheid's Friends: The Rise and Fall of the South African Secret Services'

James Sanders. Apartheid's Friends: The Rise and Fall of the South African Secret Services. London: John Murray, 2006. 539 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7195-6675-2.

Reviewed by Derek Catsam (University of Texas of the Permian Basin) Published on H-SAfrica (November, 2009) Commissioned by Lindsay F. Braun

Uncovering Hidden Histories

Author: 
Dana Lee Robert, ed.
Reviewer: 
Markku Hokkanen

Hokkanen on Robert, 'Converting Colonialism: Visions and Realities in Mission History, 1706-1914'

Dana Lee Robert, ed. Converting Colonialism: Visions and Realities in Mission History, 1706-1914. Studies in the History of Christian Missions Series. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008. x + 304 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8028-1763-1.

Reviewed by Markku Hokkanen (University of Jyväskylä) Published on H-SAfrica (November, 2009) Commissioned by Lindsay F. Braun

Author: 
Allison Drew
Reviewer: 
Sheridan Johns

Johns on Drew, 'Between Empire and Revolution: A Life of Sidney Bunting, 1873-1936'

Allison Drew. Between Empire and Revolution: A Life of Sidney Bunting, 1873-1936. London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers, Limited, 2007. 256 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-85196-893-0.

Reviewed by Sheridan Johns (Duke University) Published on H-SAfrica (November, 2009) Commissioned by Lindsay F. Braun

A Pioneer of South African Communism

Author: 
J. C. Myers
Reviewer: 
Bradley Skelcher

Skelcher on Myers, 'Indirect Rule in South Africa: Tradition, Modernity, and the Costuming of Political Power'

J. C. Myers. Indirect Rule in South Africa: Tradition, Modernity, and the Costuming of Political Power. Rochester Studies in African Histories and the Diaspora Series. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2008. xiv + 140 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-278-5.

Reviewed by Bradley Skelcher Published on H-SAfrica (September, 2009) Commissioned by Lindsay F. Braun

Author: 
Heidi Holland
Reviewer: 
Allison Goebel

Goebel on Holland, 'Dinner with Mugabe: The Untold Story of a Freedom Fighter Who Became a Tyrant'

Heidi Holland. Dinner with Mugabe: The Untold Story of a Freedom Fighter Who Became a Tyrant. Johannesburg: Penguin Books, 2008. xxi + 250 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-14-302557-3.

Reviewed by Allison Goebel (Queen's University) Published on H-SAfrica (September, 2009) Commissioned by Lindsay F. Braun

Mugabe the Man, from a Journalist’s View

Author: 
Clifton C. Crais, Pamela Scully
Reviewer: 
Scott Rosenberg

Rosenberg on Crais and Scully, 'Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography'

Clifton C. Crais, Pamela Scully. Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009. xiv + 232 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-13580-9.

Reviewed by Scott Rosenberg Published on H-SAfrica (September, 2009) Commissioned by Myriam Houssay-Holzschuch

Sara Baartman: More than the Hottentot Venus?

Author: 
Thomas G. Kirsch
Reviewer: 
Allan Anderson

Anderson on Kirsch, 'Spirits and Letters: Reading, Writing, and Charisma in African Christianity'

Thomas G. Kirsch. Spirits and Letters: Reading, Writing, and Charisma in African Christianity. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008. 304 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-483-8.

Reviewed by Allan Anderson (University of Birmingham) Published on H-SAfrica (September, 2009) Commissioned by Myriam Houssay-Holzschuch

Author: 
Lungisile Ntsebeza
Reviewer: 
Sean Redding

Redding on Ntsebeza, 'Democracy Compromised: Chiefs and the Politics of the Land in South Africa'

Lungisile Ntsebeza. Democracy Compromised: Chiefs and the Politics of the Land in South Africa. Leiden: Brill, 2005. 300 pp. $38.00 (paper), ISBN 978-90-04-14482-8.

Reviewed by Sean Redding Published on H-SAfrica (August, 2009) Commissioned by Lindsay F. Braun

Decentralized Despotism and Its Discontents in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Author: 
Peter Limb, ed
Reviewer: 
Jane Carruthers

Carruthers on Limb, 'Orb and Sceptre: Studies on British Imperialism and Its Legacies, in Honour of Norman Etherington'

Peter Limb, ed. Orb and Sceptre: Studies on British Imperialism and Its Legacies, in Honour of Norman Etherington. Clayton: Monash University ePress, 2008. xv + 269 pp. (e-book), ISBN 978-0-9803616-6-7.

Reviewed by Jane Carruthers (Department of History, University of South Africa) Published on H-SAfrica (August, 2009)

"Hidden Forces at Work in the Making of an Empire"

Author: 
Marianne Morange
Reviewer: 
Odile Goerg

Goerg on Morange, 'La question du logement à Mandela-City, ex-Port-Elizabeth'

Marianne Morange. La question du logement à Mandela-City, ex-Port-Elizabeth. Paris: Karthala, 2006. 410 pp. No price listed (cloth), ISBN 978-2-84586-770-3.

Reviewed by Odile Goerg (University of Paris 7 - Diderot, UMR SEDET) Published on H-SAfrica (June, 2009) Commissioned by Myriam Houssay-Holzschuch

Housing Policies in South Africa over the Last Century and a Half: Going from Locations to the Emergence of Social Diversity

Author: 
Jean-Pierre Cling
Reviewer: 
Céline Vacchiani-Marcuzzo

Vacchiani-Marcuzzo on Cling, 'L'economie sud-africaine au sortir de l'apartheid'

Jean-Pierre Cling. L'economie sud-africaine au sortir de l'apartheid. Paris: Karthala, 2000. 259 pp. $49.00 (paper), ISBN 978-2-84586-016-2.

Reviewed by Céline Vacchiani-Marcuzzo (University of Reims) Published on H-SAfrica (May, 2009) Commissioned by Myriam Houssay-Holzschuch

The South African Economic Miracle: A Failure?

Author: 
Reinhart Kössler
Reviewer: 
Christoph Marx

Marx on Kössler, 'In Search of Survival and Dignity: Two Traditional Communities in Southern Namibia under South African Rule'

Reinhart Kössler. In Search of Survival and Dignity: Two Traditional Communities in Southern Namibia under South African Rule. ISSA Wissenschaftliche Reihe. Frankfurt: IKO, Verlag für Interkulturelle Kommunikation, 2006. xvi + 374 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-88939-811-6.

Reviewed by Christoph Marx Published on H-SAfrica (January, 2009) Commissioned by Peter C. Limb

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