Reviews

Author: 
David Lee Schoenbrun
Reviewer: 
John K. Thornton

Thornton on Schoenbrun, 'The Names of the Python: Belonging in East Africa, 900 to 1930'

David Lee Schoenbrun. The Names of the Python: Belonging in East Africa, 900 to 1930. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2021. 376 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-299-33250-1.

Reviewed by John K. Thornton (Boston University) Published on H-Africa (January, 2022) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56920

Author: 
Marie A. Muschalek
Reviewer: 
Oliver Owen

Owen on Muschalek, 'Violence as Usual: Policing and the Colonial State in German Southwest Africa'

Marie A. Muschalek. Violence as Usual: Policing and the Colonial State in German Southwest Africa. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. xi + 255 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-4285-9.

Reviewed by Oliver Owen (University of Oxford) Published on H-Africa (December, 2021) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Leslie Anne Hadfield
Reviewer: 
Matt Heaton

Heaton on Hadfield, 'A Bold Profession: African Nurses in Rural Apartheid South Africa'

Leslie Anne Hadfield. A Bold Profession: African Nurses in Rural Apartheid South Africa. Women in Africa and the Diaspora Series. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2021. 304 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-299-33120-7.

Reviewed by Matt Heaton (Virginia Tech) Published on H-Africa (November, 2021) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Britta Rutert
Reviewer: 
Gregory H. Maddox

Maddox on Rutert, 'Contested Properties: Peoples, Plants, and Politics in Post-Apartheid South Africa'

Britta Rutert. Contested Properties: Peoples, Plants, and Politics in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Culture and Social Practice Series. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2020. 300 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8376-4794-5.

Reviewed by Gregory H. Maddox (Texas Southern University) Published on H-Africa (November, 2021) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Fabienne Braukmann, Michaela Haug, Katja Metzmacher, Rosalie Stolz, eds.
Reviewer: 
Scott Youngstedt

Youngstedt on Braukmann and Haug and Metzmacher and Stolz, 'Being a Parent in the Field: Implications and Challenges of Accompanied Fieldwork'

Fabienne Braukmann, Michaela Haug, Katja Metzmacher, Rosalie Stolz, eds. Being a Parent in the Field: Implications and Challenges of Accompanied Fieldwork. Culture and Social Practice Series. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2020. 295 pp. $55.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8376-4831-7.

Reviewed by Scott Youngstedt (Saginaw Valley State University) Published on H-Africa (November, 2021) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Melissa Diane Armstrong
Reviewer: 
Leslie A. Hadfield

Hadfield on Armstrong, 'An Ambulance on Safari: The ANC and the Making of a Health Department in Exile'

Melissa Diane Armstrong. An Ambulance on Safari: The ANC and the Making of a Health Department in Exile. Associated Medical Services Studies in the History of Medicine, Health, and Society Series. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2020. 344 pp. $37.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-228-00330-4

Author: 
Lydia Cabrera
Reviewer: 
Ute Röschenthaler

Röschenthaler on Cabrera, 'Sacred Language of the Abakuá'

Lydia Cabrera. Sacred Language of the Abakuá. Edited and translated by Ivor L. Miller and P. González Gómes-Cásseres. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2020. 608 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4968-2949-8

Reviewed by Ute Röschenthaler (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) Published on H-Africa (October, 2021) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Stephen Smith
Reviewer: 
Haythem Guesmi

Guesmi on Smith, 'The Scramble for Europe: Young Africa on Its Way to the Old Continent'

Stephen Smith. The Scramble for Europe: Young Africa on Its Way to the Old Continent. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2019. viii + 197 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5095-3456-2; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5095-3457-9. 

Reviewed by Haythem Guesmi (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Africa (October, 2021) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Abena Dove Osseo-Asare
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Hart

Hart on Osseo-Asare, 'Atomic Junction: Nuclear Power in Africa after Independence'

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare. Atomic Junction: Nuclear Power in Africa after Independence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 296 pp. $32.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-45737-8.

Reviewed by Jennifer Hart (Wayne State University) Published on H-Africa (October, 2021) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56904

Author: 
Valentina Peveri
Reviewer: 
Christopher Conz

Conz on Peveri, 'The Edible Gardens of Ethiopia: An Ethnographic Journey into Beauty and Hunger'

Valentina Peveri. The Edible Gardens of Ethiopia: An Ethnographic Journey into Beauty and Hunger. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2020. 264 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8165-4115-7

Reviewed by Christopher Conz (College of the Holy Cross) Published on H-Africa (October, 2021) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Samuel Fury Childs Daly
Reviewer: 
Roy Doron

Doron on Daly, 'A History of the Republic of Biafra: Law, Crime, and the Nigerian Civil War'

Samuel Fury Childs Daly. A History of the Republic of Biafra: Law, Crime, and the Nigerian Civil War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. xiii + 272 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-84076-7.

Reviewed by Roy Doron (Winston-Salem State University) Published on H-Africa (September, 2021) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Vanessa S. Oliveira
Reviewer: 
John K. Thornton

Thornton on Oliveira, 'Slave Trade and Abolition: Gender, Commerce, and Economic Transition in Luanda'

Vanessa S. Oliveira. Slave Trade and Abolition: Gender, Commerce, and Economic Transition in Luanda. Women in Africa and the Diaspora Series. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2021. Illustrations, maps, tables. 272 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-299-32580-0.

Reviewed by John K. Thornton (Boston University) Published on H-Africa (September, 2021) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Virginia Comolli
Reviewer: 
Michael Cserkits

Cserkits on Comolli, 'Boko Haram: Nigeria's Islamist Insurgency'

Virginia Comolli. Boko Haram: Nigeria's Islamist Insurgency. London: Hurst & Company, 2018. Maps. 208 pp. $19.50 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84904-661-9.

Reviewed by Michael Cserkits (University of Vienna) Published on H-Africa (September, 2021) Commissioned by Dawne Y. Curry (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56689

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