Reviews

Author: 
Larry Grubbs
Reviewer: 
Michael Jennings

Jennings on Grubbs, 'Secular Missionaries: Americans and African Development in the 1960s'

Larry Grubbs. Secular Missionaries: Americans and African Development in the 1960s. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2009. viii + 243 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55849-734-4.

Reviewed by Michael Jennings (SOAS) Published on H-Africa (October, 2010) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Discourses of Development

Author: 
Evan Mwangi
Reviewer: 
Adeline Koh

Koh on Mwangi, 'Africa Writes Back to Self: Metafiction, Gender, Sexuality'

Evan Mwangi. Africa Writes Back to Self: Metafiction, Gender, Sexuality. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2009. xiv + 346 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-2681-5.

Reviewed by Adeline Koh (Richard Stockton College) Published on H-Africa (September, 2010) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

African Writers Transcending Postcolonial Paradigms

Author: 
Rhonda M. Gonzales
Reviewer: 
David L. Schoenbrun

Schoenbrun on Gonzales, 'Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE'

Rhonda M. Gonzales. Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. ix + 257 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14242-7.

Reviewed by David L. Schoenbrun (Northwestern University) Published on H-Africa (September, 2010) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Author: 
Daniel Branch
Reviewer: 
Martin Shanguhyia

Shanguhyia on Branch, 'Defeating Mau Mau, Creating Kenya: Counterinsurgency, Civil War, and Decolonization'

Daniel Branch. Defeating Mau Mau, Creating Kenya: Counterinsurgency, Civil War, and Decolonization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xx + 250 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-11382-3; $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-13090-5.

Reviewed by Martin Shanguhyia (Syracuse University) Published on H-Africa (August, 2010) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Author: 
Gracia Clark
Reviewer: 
Sara Berry

Berry on Clark, 'African Market Women: Seven Life Stories from Ghana'

Gracia Clark. African Market Women: Seven Life Stories from Ghana. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. 265 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35417-4; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22154-4.

Reviewed by Sara Berry (Johns Hopkins University) Published on H-Africa (July, 2010) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Author: 
Toyin Falola
Reviewer: 
Steven Pierce

Pierce on Falola, 'Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria'

Toyin Falola. Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009. xxii + 231 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35356-6; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22119-3.

Reviewed by Steven Pierce (University of Manchester) Published on H-Africa (July, 2010) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Colonial Antecedents to Nigerian Violence

Author: 
Osumaka Likaka
Reviewer: 
Curtis Keim

Keim on Likaka, 'Naming Colonialism: History and Collective Memory in the Congo, 1870-1960'

Osumaka Likaka. Naming Colonialism: History and Collective Memory in the Congo, 1870-1960. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2009. 211 S. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-23364-8.

Reviewed by Curtis Keim (Moravian College) Published on H-Africa (July, 2010) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Names as Sources of Colonial History

Author: 
James C. McCann
Reviewer: 
Igor Cusack

Cusack on McCann, 'Stirring the Pot: A History of African Cuisine'

James C. McCann. Stirring the Pot: A History of African Cuisine. Ohio Africa in World History Series. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2009. Illustrations. xiv + 213 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-89680-272-8.

Reviewed by Igor Cusack (University of Bristol) Published on H-Africa (July, 2010) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

A Potpourri of African Culinary History

Author: 
Ferdinand De Jong
Reviewer: 
Mahir Saul

Saul on De Jong, 'Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal'

Ferdinand De Jong. Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008. x + 228 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35172-2.

Reviewed by Mahir Saul (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana) Published on H-Africa (June, 2010) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

Author: 
Jamie Monson
Reviewer: 
Leander Schneider

Schneider on Monson, 'Africa's Freedom Railway: How a Chinese Development Project Changed Lives and Livelihoods in Tanzania'

Jamie Monson. Africa's Freedom Railway: How a Chinese Development Project Changed Lives and Livelihoods in Tanzania. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009. xii + 199 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35271-2.

Reviewed by Leander Schneider (Concordia University) Published on H-Africa (June, 2010) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Author: 
Catherine M. Cole, Takyiwaa Manuh, Stephan F. Miescher, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jacqueline-Bethel T. Mougoué

Mougoué on Cole and Manuh and Miescher and eds., 'Africa after Gender?'

Catherine M. Cole, Takyiwaa Manuh, Stephan F. Miescher, eds. Africa after Gender? Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007. 336 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21877-3.

Reviewed by Jacqueline-Bethel T. Mougoué (Purdue University) Published on H-Africa (June, 2010) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

Author: 
Deidre Helen Crumbley
Reviewer: 
Derek Peterson

Peterson on Crumbley, 'Spirit, Structure, and Flesh: Gender and Power in Yoruba African Instituted Churches'

Deidre Helen Crumbley. Spirit, Structure, and Flesh: Gender and Power in Yoruba African Instituted Churches. Africa and the Diaspora Series. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008. xv + 180 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-299-22910-8.

Reviewed by Derek Peterson (University of Michigan) Published on H-Africa (May, 2010) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Author: 
Benjamin N. Lawrance
Reviewer: 
Sandra E. Greene

Greene on Lawrance, 'Locality, Mobility, and "Nation": Periurban Colonialism in Togo's Eweland, 1900-1960'

Benjamin N. Lawrance. Locality, Mobility, and "Nation": Periurban Colonialism in Togo's Eweland, 1900-1960. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2007. Illustrations. xi + 288 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-264-8.

Reviewed by Sandra E. Greene (Cornell University) Published on H-Africa (May, 2010) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

Author: 
Jon Holtzman
Reviewer: 
James McCann

McCann on Holtzman, 'Uncertain Tastes: Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya'

Jon Holtzman. Uncertain Tastes: Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. ix + 285 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-25736-8; $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-25737-5.

Reviewed by James McCann (Boston University) Published on H-Africa (March, 2010) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Blood, Milk, and Culinary Meanings of Pastoral Change

Author: 
Sara Rich Dorman, Daniel Patrick Hammett, Paul Nugent, eds.
Reviewer: 
Cheryl McEwan

McEwan on Dorman and Hammett and Nugent, 'Making Nations, Creating Strangers: States and Citizenship in Africa'

Sara Rich Dorman, Daniel Patrick Hammett, Paul Nugent, eds. Making Nations, Creating Strangers: States and Citizenship in Africa. Leiden: Brill, 2007. xii + 277 pp. $107.00 (paper), ISBN 978-90-04-15790-3.

Reviewed by Cheryl McEwan (Durham University) Published on H-Africa (February, 2010) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

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