Reviews

Author: 
Richard Tomlinson, Robert Beauregard, Lindsay Bremner, Xolela Mangcu, eds.
Reviewer: 
Delphine Dabrowski-Sangodeyi

Dabrowski-Sangodeyi on Tomlinson and Beauregard and Bremner and Mangcu, 'Emerging Johannesburg: Perspectives on the Post-Apartheid City'

Richard Tomlinson, Robert Beauregard, Lindsay Bremner, Xolela Mangcu, eds. Emerging Johannesburg: Perspectives on the Post-Apartheid City. London: Routledge, 2003. 305 pp. $31.60 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-93559-3.

Reviewed by Delphine Dabrowski-Sangodeyi (French Institute of Urbanism, University Paris VIII, France) Published on H-SAfrica (February, 2008)

Author: 
Vishnu Padayachee, ed.
Reviewer: 
Sarah Mathis

Mathis on Padayachee, 'The Development Decade? Economic and Social Change in South Africa, 1994-2004'

Vishnu Padayachee, ed. The Development Decade? Economic and Social Change in South Africa, 1994-2004. Cape Town: HSRC Press, 2006. xii + 471 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7969-2123-9.

Reviewed by Sarah Mathis (Department of Anthropology, Emory University) Published on H-SAfrica (January, 2008)

Grappling with Neoliberal Reforms after Apartheid

Author: 
William Minter, Gail Hovey, Charles Cobb Jr., eds.
Reviewer: 
Gerald Horne

Horne on Minter and Hovey and Jr., 'No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century, 1950-2000'

William Minter, Gail Hovey, Charles Cobb Jr., eds. No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century, 1950-2000. Trenton: Africa World Press, 2008. xvii + 248 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-59221-575-1.

Reviewed by Gerald Horne (Department of History, University of Houston) Published on H-SAfrica (January, 2008)

Solidarity Forever?

Author: 
Francis B. Nyamnjoh
Reviewer: 
Kenneth Good

Good on Nyamnjoh, 'Insiders and Outsiders: Citizenship and Xenophobia in Contemporary Southern Africa'

Francis B. Nyamnjoh. Insiders and Outsiders: Citizenship and Xenophobia in Contemporary Southern Africa. Dakar: Codesria Books and Zed Books, 2006. x + 273 pp. No price listed (paper), ISBN 978-1-84277-677-3.

Reviewed by Kenneth Good (Global Studies, RMIT University) Published on H-SAfrica (January, 2008)

Not Seeing the Evil in Southern Africa

Author: 
Patrick J. McGowan, Scarlett Cornelissen, Philip Nel, eds.
Reviewer: 
Roger Pfister

Pfister on McGowan and Cornelissen and Nel, 'Power, Wealth and Global Equity: An International Relations Textbook for Africa'

Patrick J. McGowan, Scarlett Cornelissen, Philip Nel, eds. Power, Wealth and Global Equity: An International Relations Textbook for Africa. Cape Town: UCT Press, 2006. xx + 442 pp. ZAR 310.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-919713-64-9.

Author: 
Elizabeth Isichei
Reviewer: 
Joel Tishken

Tishken on Isichei, 'The Religious Traditions of Africa: A History'

Elizabeth Isichei. The Religious Traditions of Africa: A History. Westport: Praeger, 2004. xii + 409 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-325-07114-5.

Reviewed by Joel Tishken (History Department, Columbus State University) Published on H-SAfrica (January, 2008)

Author: 
Lisa Richter, Robert Morrell, eds.
Reviewer: 
Marc Epprecht

Epprecht on Richter and Morrell, 'Baba: Men and Fatherhood in South Africa'

Lisa Richter, Robert Morrell, eds. Baba: Men and Fatherhood in South Africa. Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council Press, 2006. 326 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7969-2096-6.

Reviewed by Marc Epprecht (Department of Global Development Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario) Published on H-SAfrica (December, 2007)

Understanding Cultures of Fatherhood in South Africa

Author: 
Linda Waldman
Reviewer: 
Robert Ross

Ross on Waldman, 'The Griqua Conundrum: Political and Socio-Cultural Identity in the Northern Cape, South Africa'

Linda Waldman. The Griqua Conundrum: Political and Socio-Cultural Identity in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2007. 253 pp. $59.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-03910-562-5.

Reviewed by Robert Ross (Talen en Culturen van Afrika, Leiden University) Published on H-SAfrica (November, 2007)

Author: 
Michael W. Casey
Reviewer: 
Elaine Windrich

Windrich on Casey, 'The Rhetoric of Sir Garfield Todd: Christian Imagination and the Dream of an African Democracy'

Michael W. Casey. The Rhetoric of Sir Garfield Todd: Christian Imagination and the Dream of an African Democracy. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2007. xiii + 389 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-932792-86-7.

Reviewed by Elaine Windrich (African Studies Center, Stanford University) Published on H-SAfrica (November, 2007)

Todd's R and R

Author: 
Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy, Nicole Svobododny, Ludmilla A. Trigos, eds.
Reviewer: 
Vladimir Shubin

Shubin on Nepomnyashchy and Svobododny and Trigos, 'Under the Sky of My Africa: Alexander Pushkin and Blackness'

Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy, Nicole Svobododny, Ludmilla A. Trigos, eds. Under the Sky of My Africa: Alexander Pushkin and Blackness. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2006. xvi + 417 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8101-1971-0; $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8101-1970-3.

Reviewed by Vladimir Shubin (Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences) Published on H-SAfrica (October, 2007)

Author: 
Mark Harrison
Reviewer: 
Howard Phillips

Phillips on Harrison, 'Disease and the Modern World: 1500 to the Present Day'

Mark Harrison. Disease and the Modern World: 1500 to the Present Day. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2004. 270 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7456-2810-3.

Reviewed by Howard Phillips (Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town) Published on H-SAfrica (October, 2007)

Not What the Doctor Ordered

Author: 
Christine Lucia, ed.
Reviewer: 
Gary Baines

Baines on Lucia, 'The World of South African Music: A Reader'

Christine Lucia, ed. The World of South African Music: A Reader. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2005. xlvi + 367 pp. $79.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-904303-36-7.

Reviewed by Gary Baines (Department of History, Rhodes University) Published on H-SAfrica (October, 2007)

Historicizing South African Music

Author: 
Andrew B. Smith
Reviewer: 
Michael Bollig

Bollig on Smith, 'African Herders: Emergence of Pastoral Traditions'

Andrew B. Smith. African Herders: Emergence of Pastoral Traditions. Walnut Creek: Altamira Press, 2005. 251 pp. $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7591-0748-9; $88.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7591-0747-2.

Reviewed by Michael Bollig (Universitat zu Koln) Published on H-SAfrica (October, 2007)

The Emergence, Spread, and Development of the Pastoral Tradition in Africa

Author: 
Rod Edmond
Reviewer: 
Harriet Deacon

Deacon on Edmond, 'Leprosy and Empire: A Medical and Cultural History'

Rod Edmond. Leprosy and Empire: A Medical and Cultural History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. x + 255 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-86584-5.

Reviewed by Harriet Deacon (Department of Historical Studies and AIDS and Society Research Unit, University of Cape Town) Published on H-SAfrica (October, 2007)

Author: 
Alcinda Honwana
Reviewer: 
Jessica Schafer

Schafer on Honwana, 'Child Soldiers in Africa'

Alcinda Honwana. Child Soldiers in Africa. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. 216 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3911-9; $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8122-1987-6.

Reviewed by Jessica Schafer (School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa) Published on H-SAfrica (October, 2007)

From Victims to Tactical Agents

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