Reviews

Author: 
Klaas van Walraven, ed.
Reviewer: 
Diana Wylie

Wylie on Walraven, 'The Individual in African History: The Importance of Biography in African Historical Studies'

Klaas van Walraven, ed. The Individual in African History: The Importance of Biography in African Historical Studies. African Dynamics Series. Leiden: Brill, 2020. Illustrations. xii + 304 pp. $73.00 (paper), ISBN 978-90-04-40781-7

Reviewed by Diana Wylie (Boston University) Published on H-Africa (January, 2021) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Yusuf M. Juwayeyi
Reviewer: 
Kathryn M. de Luna

de Luna on Juwayeyi, 'Archaeology and Oral Tradition in Malawi: Origins and Early History of the Chewa'

Yusuf M. Juwayeyi. Archaeology and Oral Tradition in Malawi: Origins and Early History of the Chewa. Suffolk: James Currey, 2020. Illustrations, maps, tables. 264 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84701-253-1; $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84701-254-8. 

Author: 
Kara Moskowitz
Reviewer: 
Muey C. Saeturn

Saeturn on Moskowitz, 'Seeing Like a Citizen: Decolonization, Development, and the Making of Kenya, 1945-1980'

Kara Moskowitz. Seeing Like a Citizen: Decolonization, Development, and the Making of Kenya, 1945-1980. New African Histories Series. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2019. Illustrations. 336 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-2395-0; $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-2396-7. 

Author: 
Juan Carlos Miguel de Paniagua
Reviewer: 
Andrew E. Barnes

Barnes on de Paniagua, 'Black Bride of Christ: Chicaba, an African Nun in Eighteenth-Century Spain'

Juan Carlos Miguel de Paniagua. Black Bride of Christ: Chicaba, an African Nun in Eighteenth-Century Spain. Translated and edited by Sue E. Houchins and Baltasar Fra-Molinero. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2018. Illustrations. 324 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8265-2104-0

Author: 
Erica Heinsen-Roach
Reviewer: 
Maurits A. Ebben

Ebben on Heinsen-Roach, 'Consuls and Captives: Dutch-North African Diplomacy in the Early Modern Mediterranean'

Erica Heinsen-Roach. Consuls and Captives: Dutch-North African Diplomacy in the Early Modern Mediterranean. Changing Perspectives on Early Modern Europe Series. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2020. 258 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-974-6.

Reviewed by Maurits A. Ebben (Leiden University) Published on H-Africa (December, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Hans Olsson
Reviewer: 
Valentina Bryndina

Bryndina on Olsson, 'Jesus for Zanzibar: Narratives of Pentecostal (Non-)Belonging, Islam, and Nation'

Hans Olsson. Jesus for Zanzibar: Narratives of Pentecostal (Non-)Belonging, Islam, and Nation. Leiden: Brill, 2019. xvi + 291 pp. $192.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-40681-0; $192.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-90-04-41036-7.

Reviewed by Valentina Bryndina (Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences) Published on H-Africa (December, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Pamela Ballinger
Reviewer: 
Christoph Kalter

Kalter on Ballinger, 'The World Refugees Made: Decolonization and the Foundations of Postwar Italy'

Pamela Ballinger. The World Refugees Made: Decolonization and the Foundations of Postwar Italy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020. xxiii + 305 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-4758-8.

Reviewed by Christoph Kalter (Universitetet i Agder) Published on H-Africa (December, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Ilan Kapoor
Reviewer: 
Douglas Leonard

Leonard on Kapoor, 'Confronting Desire: Psychoanalysis and International Development'

Ilan Kapoor. Confronting Desire: Psychoanalysis and International Development. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020. xvi + 307 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5017-5175-2; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-5172-1.

Reviewed by Douglas Leonard (USAF Academy) Published on H-Africa (December, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Evan Maina Mwangi
Reviewer: 
Nganga Wahu-Mũchiri

Wahu-Mũchiri on Mwangi, 'The Postcolonial Animal: African Literature and Posthuman Ethics'

Evan Maina Mwangi. The Postcolonial Animal: African Literature and Posthuman Ethics. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2019. 286 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-472-05419-0.

Reviewed by Nganga Wahu-Mũchiri (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Published on H-Africa (November, 2020) Commissioned by Dawne Y. Curry (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Author: 
Paul J. Magnarella
Reviewer: 
Adam Ewing

Ewing on Magnarella, 'Black Panther in Exile: The Pete O'Neal Story'

Paul J. Magnarella. Black Panther in Exile: The Pete O'Neal Story. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2020. 282 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6639-4.

Reviewed by Adam Ewing (Virginia Commonwealth University) Published on H-Africa (November, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

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Author: 
Rosalind Fredericks
Reviewer: 
Diana Wylie

Wylie on Fredericks, 'Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal'

Rosalind Fredericks. Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. Illustrations. 216 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4780-0141-6; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4780-0099-0.

Reviewed by Diana Wylie (Boston University) Published on H-Africa (November, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
S. L. Kotar, J. E. Gessler
Reviewer: 
Kirk A. Hoppe

Hoppe on Kotar and Gessler, 'Yellow Fever: A Worldwide History'

S. L. Kotar, J. E. Gessler. Yellow Fever: A Worldwide History. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2017. Illustrations, maps. 456 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-7919-1

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

Author: 
Iva Peša
Reviewer: 
Dmitri M. Bondarenko

Bondarenko on Peša, 'Roads through Mwinilunga: A History of Social Change in Northwest Zambia'

Iva Peša. Roads through Mwinilunga: A History of Social Change in Northwest Zambia. Afrika-Studiecentrum Series. Leiden: Brill, 2019. Illustrations. 444 pp. $59.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-90-04-40896-8; $59.00 (paper), ISBN 978-90-04-40790-9.

Reviewed by Dmitri M. Bondarenko (Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences) Published on H-Africa (November, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Emily Brownell
Reviewer: 
Julie Weiskopf

Weiskopf on Brownell, 'Gone to Ground: A History of Environment and Infrastructure in Dar es Salaam'

Emily Brownell. Gone to Ground: A History of Environment and Infrastructure in Dar es Salaam. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020. 279 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4611-3.

Reviewed by Julie Weiskopf (Gonzaga University) Published on H-Africa (November, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Jacob S. T. Dlamini
Reviewer: 
Gregory H. Maddox

Maddox on Dlamini, 'Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park'

Jacob S. T. Dlamini. Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park. New African Histories Series. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2020. Illustrations. 350 pp. $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-2409-4; $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-2408-7.

Reviewed by Gregory H. Maddox (Texas Southern University) Published on H-Africa (November, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

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