Reviews

Author: 
Christine Cynn
Reviewer: 
Sarah S. Burgess

Burgess on Cynn, 'Prevention: Gender, Sexuality, HIV, and the Media in Côte d'Ivoire'

Christine Cynn. Prevention: Gender, Sexuality, HIV, and the Media in Côte d'Ivoire. Abnormalities: Queer/Gender/Embodiment Series. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2018. xi + 240 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8142-5498-1; $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8142-1381-0. 

Author: 
Barbara MacGowan Cooper
Reviewer: 
Sarah E. Duff

Duff on Cooper, 'Countless Blessings: A History of Childbirth and Reproduction in the Sahel'

Barbara MacGowan Cooper. Countless Blessings: A History of Childbirth and Reproduction in the Sahel. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019. xii + 345 pp. $44.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-04201-9

Reviewed by Sarah E. Duff (Colby College) Published on H-Africa (July, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)

Author: 
Charlotte Walker-Said
Reviewer: 
Jeremy M. Rich

Rich on Walker-Said, 'Faith, Power and Family: Christianity and Social Change in French Cameroon'

Charlotte Walker-Said. Faith, Power and Family: Christianity and Social Change in French Cameroon. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer. xxi + 314 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84701-182-4.

Reviewed by Jeremy M. Rich (Marywood University) Published on H-Africa (June, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)

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Author: 
Mari K. Webel
Reviewer: 
Kirk A. Hoppe

Hoppe on Webel, 'The Politics of Disease Control: Sleeping Sickness in Eastern Africa, 1890-1920'

Mari K. Webel. The Politics of Disease Control: Sleeping Sickness in Eastern Africa, 1890-1920. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2019. 272 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-2399-8

Reviewed by Kirk A. Hoppe (University of Illinois at Chicago) Published on H-Africa (June, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)

Author: 
James Copnall
Reviewer: 
Ian Spears

Spears on Copnall, 'A Poisonous Thorn In Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan's Bitter and Incomplete Divorce'

James Copnall. A Poisonous Thorn In Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan's Bitter and Incomplete Divorce. Updated edition. London: Hurst, 2017. Maps. xxix + 317 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84904-830-9

Reviewed by Ian Spears (University of Guelph) Published on H-Africa (June, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)

Author: 
Andreana C. Prichard
Reviewer: 
Adam H. Mohr

Mohr on Prichard, 'Sisters in Spirit: Christianity, Affect, and Community Building in East Africa, 1860-1970'

Andreana C. Prichard. Sisters in Spirit: Christianity, Affect, and Community Building in East Africa, 1860-1970. African History and Culture Series. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2017. 360 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61186-240-9.

Reviewed by Adam H. Mohr (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Africa (June, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)

Author: 
Megan A. Styles
Reviewer: 
Thaddeus Sunseri

Sunseri on Styles, 'Roses from Kenya: Labor, Environment, and the Global Trade in Cut Flowers'

Megan A. Styles. Roses from Kenya: Labor, Environment, and the Global Trade in Cut Flowers. Culture, Place, and Nature Series. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019. Illustrations, map, charts. 256 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-74650-0; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74651-7.

Reviewed by Thaddeus Sunseri (Colorado State University) Published on H-Africa (June, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)

Author: 
Lindsey B. Green-Simms
Reviewer: 
Martha Lagace

Lagace on Green-Simms, 'Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa'

Lindsey B. Green-Simms. Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017. Illustrations. 280 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5179-0114-1; $112.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5179-0113-4.

Reviewed by Martha Lagace (Boston University) Published on H-Africa (June, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)

Author: 
Julia Pauli
Reviewer: 
Meredith McKittrick

McKittrick on Pauli, 'The Decline of Marriage in Namibia: Kinship and Social Class in a Rural Community'

Julia Pauli. The Decline of Marriage in Namibia: Kinship and Social Class in a Rural Community. Culture and Social Practice Series. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2019. xiii + 296 pp. $55.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8376-4303-9

Reviewed by Meredith McKittrick (Georgetown University) Published on H-Africa (June, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)

Author: 
Jennifer L. Derr
Reviewer: 
George M. La Rue

La Rue on Derr, 'The Lived Nile: Environment, Disease, and Material Colonial Economy in Egypt'

Jennifer L. Derr. The Lived Nile: Environment, Disease, and Material Colonial Economy in Egypt. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019. 264 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0965-5

Reviewed by George M. La Rue (Clarion University) Published on H-Africa (May, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)

Author: 
Harry N. K. Odamtten
Reviewer: 
Andrew E. Barnes

Barnes on Odamtten, 'Edward W. Blyden's Intellectual Transformations: Afropublicanism, Pan-Africanism, Islam, and the Indigenous West African Church'

Harry N. K. Odamtten. Edward W. Blyden's Intellectual Transformations: Afropublicanism, Pan-Africanism, Islam, and the Indigenous West African Church. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2019. 292 pp. $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61186-320-8.

Reviewed by Andrew E. Barnes (Arizona State University) Published on H-Africa (April, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)

Author: 
Jonathon Repinecz
Reviewer: 
Jan Jansen

Jansen on Repinecz, 'Subversive Traditions: Reinventing the West African Epic'

Jonathon Repinecz. Subversive Traditions: Reinventing the West African Epic. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2019. 336 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61186-334-5.

Reviewed by Jan Jansen (Leiden University) Published on H-Africa (April, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)

Author: 
Isiah Lavender III
Reviewer: 
Nkenna Onwuzuruoha

Onwuzuruoha on Lavender III, 'Afrofuturism Rising: The Literary Prehistory of a Movement'

Isiah Lavender III. Afrofuturism Rising: The Literary Prehistory of a Movement. New Suns: Race, Gender, and Sexuality Series. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2019. xi + 230 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8142-5556-8.

Reviewed by Nkenna Onwuzuruoha (University of Utah) Published on H-Africa (April, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)

Author: 
Nathan Riley Carpenter, Benjamin N. Lawrance, eds.
Reviewer: 
Katherine Luongo

Luongo on Carpenter and Lawrance, 'Africans in Exile: Mobility, Law, and Identity'

Nathan Riley Carpenter, Benjamin N. Lawrance, eds. Africans in Exile: Mobility, Law, and Identity. Framing the Global Series. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2018. Illustrations, maps. xvi + 337 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-03808-1; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-03807-4.

Reviewed by Katherine Luongo (Northeastern University) Published on H-Africa (March, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)

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