Reviews

Author: 
Mukoma Wa Ngugi
Reviewer: 
Nganga Muchiri

Muchiri on Ngugi, 'The Rise of the African Novel: Politics of Language, Identity, and Ownership'

Mukoma Wa Ngugi. The Rise of the African Novel: Politics of Language, Identity, and Ownership. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2018. 240 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-472-05368-1.

Reviewed by Nganga Muchiri (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Published on H-Africa (March, 2019) Commissioned by Dawne Y. Curry (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Author: 
Hakim Adi
Reviewer: 
Charles Holm

Holm on Adi, 'Pan-Africanism: A History'

Hakim Adi. Pan-Africanism: A History. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 1 online resource. ISBN 978-1-4742-5427-4.

Reviewed by Charles Holm (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Africa (January, 2019) Commissioned by Dawne Y. Curry (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

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Author: 
Anthony Celso, Robert Nalbandov, eds.
Reviewer: 
Paul Ludi

Ludi on Celso and Nalbandov, 'The Crisis of the African State: Globalization, Tribalism, and Jihadism in the Twenty-first Century'

Anthony Celso, Robert Nalbandov, eds. The Crisis of the African State: Globalization, Tribalism, and Jihadism in the Twenty-first Century. Quantico: Marine Corps University Press, 2016. Illustrations, maps. 250 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5425-5109-0.

Reviewed by Paul Ludi (Miami University of Ohio) Published on H-Africa (January, 2019) Commissioned by Dawne Y. Curry (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Author: 
Jeffrey S. Ahlman
Reviewer: 
Eric M. Washington

Washington on Ahlman, 'Living with Nkrumahism: Nation, State, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana'

Jeffrey S. Ahlman. Living with Nkrumahism: Nation, State, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2017. xvi + 305 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-2293-9.

Reviewed by Eric M. Washington (calvin college) Published on H-Africa (November, 2018) Commissioned by Dawne Y. Curry (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Author: 
Matthias Krings
Reviewer: 
Benjamin Lawrance

Lawrance on Krings, 'African Appropriations: Cultural Difference, Mimesis, and Media'

Matthias Krings. African Appropriations: Cultural Difference, Mimesis, and Media. African Expressive Cultures Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. Illustrations. 328 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01625-6; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-01629-4.

Reviewed by Benjamin Lawrance (Rochester Institute of Technology) Published on H-Africa (July, 2017) Commissioned by Dawne Y. Curry

Author: 
Ato Quayson
Reviewer: 
Caleb Owen

Owen on Quayson, 'Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism'

Ato Quayson. Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. 312 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5747-6; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5733-9.

Reviewed by Caleb Owen (Truman State University) Published on H-Africa (October, 2016) Commissioned by Faeeza Ballim

The Variegations of Globalization in the African City: Urbanism and Accra's Oxford Street

Author: 
Lorelle D. Semley
Reviewer: 
Judith A. Byfield

Byfield on Semley, 'Mother Is Gold, Father Is Glass: Gender and Colonialism in a Yoruba Town'

Lorelle D. Semley. Mother Is Gold, Father Is Glass: Gender and Colonialism in a Yoruba Town. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011. xvi + 235 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35545-4; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22253-4.

Reviewed by Judith A. Byfield (Cornell University) Published on H-Africa (December, 2012) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

Author: 
Rebecca Shumway
Reviewer: 
Philip Misevich

Misevich on Shumway, 'The Fante and the Transatlantic Slave Trade'

Rebecca Shumway. The Fante and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2011. 246 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-391-1.

Reviewed by Philip Misevich (St. John's University) Published on H-Africa (August, 2012) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

Author: 
Gérard Prunier
Reviewer: 
Helen Hintjens

Hintjens on Prunier, 'Africa's World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe'

Gérard Prunier. Africa's World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. xxxviii + 529 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-537420-9; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-975420-5.

Reviewed by Helen Hintjens (International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)) Published on H-Africa (July, 2012) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

Author: 
Dorothy Louise Hodgson
Reviewer: 
Elliot Fratkin

Fratkin on Hodgson, 'Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous: Postcolonial Politics in a Neoliberal World'

Dorothy Louise Hodgson. Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous: Postcolonial Politics in a Neoliberal World. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011. xix + 265 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35620-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22305-0.

Reviewed by Elliot Fratkin (Smith College) Published on H-Africa (May, 2012) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

Author: 
Rachel Rebekah Chapman
Reviewer: 
Claire Wendland

Wendland on Chapman, 'Family Secrets: Risking Reproduction in Central Mozambique'

Rachel Rebekah Chapman. Family Secrets: Risking Reproduction in Central Mozambique. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2010. 280 pp. $79.95 (library), ISBN 978-0-8265-1717-3; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8265-1718-0; ISBN 978-0-8265-1719-7.

Reviewed by Claire Wendland (University of Wisconsin) Published on H-Africa (April, 2012) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Author: 
Jonathon Glassman
Reviewer: 
Mohammed Bakari

Bakari on Glassman, 'War of Words, War of Stones: Racial Thought and Violence in Colonial Zanzibar'

Jonathon Glassman. War of Words, War of Stones: Racial Thought and Violence in Colonial Zanzibar. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011. Illustrations. xii + 398 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35585-0; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22280-0.

Reviewed by Mohammed Bakari (University of Dar es Salaam) Published on H-Africa (February, 2012) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Author: 
Paul Williams
Reviewer: 
Richard Reid

Reid on Reno, 'Warfare in Independent Africa' and Williams, 'War and Conflict in Africa'

William Reno. Warfare in Independent Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. xxii + 271 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-85045-2; $27.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-61552-5.Paul Williams. War and Conflict in Africa. Cambridge: Polity, 2011. xii + 306 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7456-4544-5; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7456-4545-2.

Author: 
Zachariah Cherian Mampilly
Reviewer: 
Filip Reyntjens

Reyntjens on Mampilly, 'Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during War'

Zachariah Cherian Mampilly. Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during War. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011. 320 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4913-0.

Reviewed by Filip Reyntjens (University of Antwerp) Published on H-Africa (January, 2012) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Author: 
Richard J. Reid
Reviewer: 
Matteo Salvadore

Salvadore on Reid, 'Frontiers of Violence in North-East Africa: Genealogies of Conflict since c.1800'

Richard J. Reid. Frontiers of Violence in North-East Africa: Genealogies of Conflict since c.1800. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 296 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-921188-3.

Reviewed by Matteo Salvadore (Gulf University for Science and Technology) Published on H-Africa (November, 2011) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

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