Reviews

Author: 
Mohammad R. Salama
Reviewer: 
Trevor R. Getz

Getz on Salama, 'Islam, Orientalism and Intellectual History: Modernity and the Politics of Exclusion since Ibn Khaldun'

Mohammad R. Salama. Islam, Orientalism and Intellectual History: Modernity and the Politics of Exclusion since Ibn Khaldun. London: I B Tauris & Co Ltd, 2011. 304 pp. $96.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84885-005-7.

Reviewed by Trevor R. Getz (San Francisco State University) Published on H-Africa (November, 2011) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

Getz on Salama

Author: 
Toyin Falola, Saheed Aderinto
Reviewer: 
Lynn Schler

Schler on Falola and Aderinto, 'Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History'

Toyin Falola, Saheed Aderinto. Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2010. xvi + 333 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-358-4.

Reviewed by Lynn Schler (Ben Gurion University) Published on H-Africa (October, 2011) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Schler on "Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History"

Author: 
Nancy L. Clark, William H. Worger
Reviewer: 
Kenneth E. Wilburn

Wilburn on Clark and Worger, 'South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid'

Nancy L. Clark, William H. Worger. South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid. Second edition. New York: Longman, 2011. 187 pp. $27.33 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4082-4564-4.

Reviewed by Kenneth E. Wilburn (East Carolina University) Published on H-Africa (October, 2011) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Wilburn on Clark and Worger, South Africa

Author: 
Scott Straus, Lars Waldorf, eds.
Reviewer: 
Peter Uvin

Uvin on Straus and Waldorf, 'Remaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence'

Scott Straus, Lars Waldorf, eds. Remaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. xxxix + 382 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-28264-6.

Reviewed by Peter Uvin (Tufts University) Published on H-Africa (September, 2011) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Uvin on des Forges Festschrift

Author: 
Hansjörg Dilger, Ute Luig, eds.
Reviewer: 
Melissa Graboyes

Graboyes on Dilger and Luig, 'Morality, Hope and Grief: Anthropologies of AIDS in Africa'

Hansjörg Dilger, Ute Luig, eds. Morality, Hope and Grief: Anthropologies of AIDS in Africa. New York: Berghahn Books, 2010. 353 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-663-4.

Reviewed by Melissa Graboyes Published on H-Africa (September, 2011) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Author: 
Nicholas M. Creary
Reviewer: 
Carol Summers

Summers on Creary, 'Domesticating a Religious Import: The Jesuits and the Inculturation of the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe, 1879-1980'

Nicholas M. Creary. Domesticating a Religious Import: The Jesuits and the Inculturation of the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe, 1879-1980. New York: Fordham University Press, 2011. Illustrations. xv + 339 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-3334-2; ISBN 978-0-8232-3336-6.

Reviewed by Carol Summers (University of Richmond) Published on H-Africa (September, 2011) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Author: 
Andrew Zimmerman
Reviewer: 
Benjamin Lawrance

Lawrance on Zimmerman, 'Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South'

Andrew Zimmerman. Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. 416 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-12362-2.

Reviewed by Benjamin Lawrance (Barber B.Conable, Jr. Endowed Chair of International Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology) Published on H-Africa (August, 2011) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

Author: 
Sónia Silva
Reviewer: 
Inge Brinkman

Brinkman on Silva, 'Along an African Border: Angolan Refugees and Their Divination Baskets'

Sónia Silva. Along an African Border: Angolan Refugees and Their Divination Baskets. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. 192 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4293-5.

Reviewed by Inge Brinkman (Leiden University) Published on H-Africa (June, 2011) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

The Life Cycle of a Divination Basket

Author: 
Katherine E. Hoffman, Susan Gilson Miller, eds.
Reviewer: 
Bruce A. Maddy-Weitzman

Maddy-Weitzman on Hoffman and Miller, 'Berbers and Others: Beyond Tribe and Nation in the Maghrib'

Katherine E. Hoffman, Susan Gilson Miller, eds. Berbers and Others: Beyond Tribe and Nation in the Maghrib. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. 225 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35480-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22200-8.

Reviewed by Bruce A. Maddy-Weitzman (Tel Aviv University) Published on H-Africa (June, 2011) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Author: 
Anne Kelk Mager
Reviewer: 
Justin Willis

Willis on Mager, 'Beer, Sociability, and Masculinity in South Africa'

Anne Kelk Mager. Beer, Sociability, and Masculinity in South Africa. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. viii + 232 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35449-5; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22180-3.

Reviewed by Justin Willis (University of Durham) Published on H-Africa (March, 2011) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Up to Their Old Tricks: Beer in South Africa

Author: 
Michael Jennings
Reviewer: 
Goran Hyden

Hyden on Jennings, 'Surrogates of the State: NGOs, Development and Ujamaa in Tanzania'

Michael Jennings. Surrogates of the State: NGOs, Development and Ujamaa in Tanzania. Bloomfield: Kumarian Press, 2008. xxi + 262 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-56549-243-1.

Reviewed by Goran Hyden (University of Florida) Published on H-Africa (February, 2011) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

The Limits of Idealism in Tanzania

Author: 
Ghislaine Lydon
Reviewer: 
Emily Burrill

Burrill on Lydon, 'On Trans-Saharan Trails: Islamic Law, Trade Networks, and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Western Africa'

Ghislaine Lydon. On Trans-Saharan Trails: Islamic Law, Trade Networks, and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Western Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xxviii + 468 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-88724-3.

Reviewed by Emily Burrill (UNC Chapel Hill) Published on H-Africa (January, 2011) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

The Power of Paper

Author: 
Malyn Newitt, ed.
Reviewer: 
Liam M. Brockey

Brockey on Newitt, 'The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415-1670: A Documentary History'

Malyn Newitt, ed. The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415-1670: A Documentary History. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 264 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-76894-8; $27.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-15914-2.

Reviewed by Liam M. Brockey (Michigan State University) Published on H-Africa (January, 2011) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Author: 
Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, Anne Serafin, eds.
Reviewer: 
Kathleen Sheldon

Sheldon on Browdy de Hernandez and Dongala and Jolaosho and Serafin, 'African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices'

Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, Anne Serafin, eds. African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2010. xxi + 337 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-23664-9; ISBN 978-0-299-23663-2.

Reviewed by Kathleen Sheldon (University of California, Los Angeles) Published on H-Africa (January, 2011) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Author: 
Neil Kodesh
Reviewer: 
Ed Steinhart

Steinhart on Kodesh, 'Beyond the Royal Gaze: Clanship and Public Healing in Buganda'

Neil Kodesh. Beyond the Royal Gaze: Clanship and Public Healing in Buganda. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010. Maps. xi + 264 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-2927-9.

Reviewed by Ed Steinhart (Texas Tech) Published on H-Africa (November, 2010) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

New Methods, Old Stories from Buganda

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