Book Reviewers Needed - Journal of Retracing Africa (JORA)

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From: Tiffany F. Jones (California State University, San Bernardino)


The Journal of Retracing Africa (JORA) is currently seeking book reviewers for forthcoming issues.  If you are interested in reviewing any of the books listed below, please contact the editorial assistant Kiriinya Mwirigi at and the book will be mailed to you immediately. For more information, please visit the journal’s website at

1. Adebajo, Adekeye. Africa's Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent. United Kingdom: Zed Books, 2014. 

2. Ahlers, Theodore, Hiroshi Kato, Harinder Kohli, Callisto Madavo, and Anil Sood. Africa 2050: Realizing the Continent's Full Potential. Oxford Universitty Press, 2013. 352pp. 

3. Allan, John A., Martin Keulertz, Suvi Sojamo, and Jeroen Warner. Handbook of Land and Water Grabs in Africa: Foreign direct investment and food and water security. United Kingdom: Routledge, 2013. Pg512pp 

4. Arsan, Andrew. Interlopes of Empire: The Lebanese Diaspora in Colonial French West Africa. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2014. 341pp 

5. Ayoade, John A., and Adeoye Akinsanya. Nigeria's Critical Election: 2011. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2013. 348 pp 

6. Bennett, Huw. Fighting the Mau Mau: The British Army and Counter-Insurgency in the Kenya Emergence. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2013. 307pp. 

7. Boone, Catherine. Property and Political Order in Africa: Land Rights and the Structure of Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 416pp. 

8. Booth, David, and Diana Cammack. Governance for development in Africa: Solving Collective Action Problems. United Kingdom: Zed Books, 2013 

9. Bynum, Edward B. Dark Light Consciousness: Melanin, Serpent Power, and the Luminous Matrix of Reality. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, 2012. 

10. Candido, Mariana P. An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic World: Benguela and Its Hinterland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 307pp. 

11. Carmody, Padraig. The Rise of BRICS in Africa. The Geopolitics of South-South Relations. United Kingdom: Zed Books, 2013. 

12. Cheru, Fantu, and Renu Modi. Agricultural Development and Food Security in Africa: The Impact of Chinese, Indian and Brazilian Investments. United Kingdom: Zed Books, 2013. 

13. Cole, Gilbril R. The Krio of West Africa: Islam, Culture, Creolization, and Colonialism in Nineteenth Century. Ohio University Press, 2013. 288pp. 

14. Elischer, Sebastian. Political Parties in Africa: Ethnicity and Party Formation. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 2013. 319pp. 

15. Fitzsimmons, Scott. Mercenaries in Asymmetric Conflicts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.332 pp. 

16. Frost, Diane. From the pit to the market: Politics and the Diamond Economy in Sierra Leone. Suffolk, United Kingdom: James Currey, 2012. 226pp 

17. Gallagher, Julia. Britain and Africa under Blair: In Purity of the Good State. Manchester University Press, 2013. 176pp. 

18. Giles-Vernick, Tamara, and Webb, James L. eds. Global Health in Africa: Historical Perspectives on Disease Control.Athens: Ohio University Press, 2013. 246pp. 

19. Habib, Adam. South Africa's Suspended Revolution: Hopes and Prospects. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2013. 305pp. 

20. Hammar, Amanda. Displacement Economies in Africa: Paradoxes of Crisis and Creativity. Zed Books, 2014. 260pp 

21. Harris, David. Civil War and Democracy in West Africa: Conflict Resolution, Elections and Justice in Sierra Leone and Liberia. United Kingdom: I.B. Taurus, 2012. 320 pp. 

22. Heaton, Matthew M. Black Skin, White Coats: Nigerian Psychiatrists, Decolonization, and the Globalization of Psychiatry.Athens: Ohio University Press, 2013. 249pp. 

23. Higgins, Maryellen. Hollywood's Africa after 1994. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2013. 

24. Imafidon, Elivis, and John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji. Ontologized Ethics: New Essays in African Meta-Ethics. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014. 221 pp.