Reviews

Author: 
David Pratten
Reviewer: 
Insa Nolte

Nolte on Pratten, 'The Man-Leopard Murders: History and Society in Colonial Nigeria'

David Pratten. The Man-Leopard Murders: History and Society in Colonial Nigeria. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007. xii + 425 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-34956-9.

Reviewed by Insa Nolte (Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham) Published on H-Africa (February, 2010) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

Author: 
Carola Lentz
Reviewer: 
Benjamin Talton

Talton on Lentz, 'Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana'

Carola Lentz. Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006. xii + 346 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-2401-0.

Reviewed by Benjamin Talton (Temple University) Published on H-Africa (January, 2010) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

Local Approaches to the Study of Identity and Power in Africa

Author: 
Chris Dolan
Reviewer: 
Susan R. Whyte

Whyte on Dolan, 'Social Torture: The Case of Northern Uganda, 1986-2006'

Chris Dolan. Social Torture: The Case of Northern Uganda, 1986-2006. New York: Berghahn Books, 2009. xiii + 338 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-565-1.

Reviewed by Susan R. Whyte (Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen) Published on H-Africa (January, 2010) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Perpetrators, Victims, and Bystanders in Northern Uganda

Author: 
John L. Comaroff, Jean Comaroff, Deborah James, eds.
Reviewer: 
Paul Landau

Landau on Comaroff and Comaroff and James, 'Picturing a Colonial Past: The African Photographs of Isaac Schapera'

John L. Comaroff, Jean Comaroff, Deborah James, eds. Picturing a Colonial Past: The African Photographs of Isaac Schapera. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. Illustrations. xv + 224 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-11412-5.

Reviewed by Paul Landau (University of Maryland) Published on H-Africa (December, 2009) Commissioned by Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

Author: 
Felicitas Becker, Wenzel Geissler, eds.
Reviewer: 
Matt Heaton

Heaton on Becker and Geissler, 'Aids and Religious Practice in Africa'

Felicitas Becker, Wenzel Geissler, eds. Aids and Religious Practice in Africa. Leiden: Brill, 2009. vi + 404 pp. $184.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-16400-0.

Reviewed by Matt Heaton (Virginia Tech) Published on H-Africa (December, 2009) Commissioned by Brett L. Shadle

Review: "Religion, AIDS, and the Negotiation of “Modernity”"

Author: 
Paul Gifford
Reviewer: 
Jonathan K. Roberts

Roberts on Gifford, 'Ghana's New Christianity'

Paul Gifford. Ghana's New Christianity. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004. 230 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21723-3.

Reviewed by Jonathan K. Roberts (Mount Saint Vincent University) Published on H-Africa (September, 2009) Commissioned by Mark L. Lilleleht

Prosperity Gospel in the Superchurches of Accra

Author: 
Makuchi
Reviewer: 
Mariam K. Deme

Deme on Makuchi, 'The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba'

Makuchi. The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2008. 205. $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-89680-256-8.

Reviewed by Mariam K. Deme (Western Michigan University) Published on H-Africa (September, 2009) Commissioned by Mark L. Lilleleht

A Tale is a Message from Yesterday, Transmitted Today for Tomorrow

Author: 
Alexander Keese
Reviewer: 
Leland Barrows

Barrows on Keese, 'Living with Ambiguity: Integrating an African Elite in French and Portuguese Africa, 1930-61'

Alexander Keese. Living with Ambiguity: Integrating an African Elite in French and Portuguese Africa, 1930-61. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2007. 344 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-515-09032-2.

Reviewed by Leland Barrows (Voorhees College) Published on H-Africa (September, 2009) Commissioned by Mark L. Lilleleht

Author: 
Sylviane A. Diouf
Reviewer: 
Nana Yaw B. Sapong

Sapong on Diouf, 'Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Story of the Clotilda and the Last Enslaved Africans Brought to America'

Sylviane A. Diouf. Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Story of the Clotilda and the Last Enslaved Africans Brought to America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. 416 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-531104-4.

Reviewed by Nana Yaw B. Sapong (Department of History, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale) Published on H-Africa (April, 2009) Commissioned by Mark L. Lilleleht

Author: 
Alexander Rödlach
Reviewer: 
Melissa Graboyes

Graboyes on Rödlach, 'Witches, Westerners, and HIV: AIDS & Cultures of Blame in Africa'

Alexander Rödlach. Witches, Westerners, and HIV: AIDS & Cultures of Blame in Africa. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press, 2006. 272 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-59874-034-9.

Reviewed by Melissa Graboyes (Department of History, Boston University) Published on H-Africa (April, 2009) Commissioned by Mark L. Lilleleht

Author: 
Paul Nugent
Reviewer: 
Nancy Jacobs

Jacobs on Nugent, 'Africa since Independence: A Comparative History'

Paul Nugent. Africa since Independence: A Comparative History. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. xix + 620 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-333-68272-2; $35.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-333-68273-9.

Reviewed by Nancy Jacobs (Africana Studies & History, Brown University) Published on H-Africa (April, 2009) Commissioned by Mark L. Lilleleht

Author: 
Donald R. Wright
Reviewer: 
Kalala Ngalamulume

Ngalamulume on Wright, 'The World and a Very Small Place in Africa: A History of Globalizaion in Niumi, The Gambia'

Donald R. Wright. The World and a Very Small Place in Africa: A History of Globalizaion in Niumi, The Gambia. Second Edition. Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 2004. 368 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7656-1008-9.

Reviewed by Kalala Ngalamulume (Bryn Mawr College) Published on H-Africa (March, 2009) Commissioned by Mark L. Lilleleht

Is a Total History Possible?

Author: 
Burghart Schmidt, Rolf Schulte, eds
Reviewer: 
Harald Freter

Freter on Schmidt and Schulte, 'Hexenglauben im modernen Afrika/Witchcraft in Modern Africa: Hexen, Hexenverfolgung und magische Vorstellungswelten/Witches, Witch-Hunts and Magical Imaginaries'

Burghart Schmidt, Rolf Schulte, eds. Hexenglauben im modernen Afrika/Witchcraft in Modern Africa: Hexen, Hexenverfolgung und magische Vorstellungswelten/Witches, Witch-Hunts and Magical Imaginaries. Hamburg: Dobu Verlag, 2007. 255 pp. EUR 28.80 (paper), ISBN 978-3-934632-15-8.

Reviewed by Harald Freter (Institute of African Affairs, GIGA-Hamburg) Published on H-Africa (February, 2009) Commissioned by Mark L. Lilleleht

Author: 
Stephen William Foster
Reviewer: 
Leland Barrows

Barrows on Foster, 'Cosmopolitan Desire: Transcultural Dialogues and Antiterrorism in Morocco'

Stephen William Foster. Cosmopolitan Desire: Transcultural Dialogues and Antiterrorism in Morocco. Lanham: Altamira Press, 2006. 248 pp. $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7591-1024-3.

Reviewed by Leland Barrows (Voorhees College) Published on H-Africa (February, 2009) Commissioned by Mark L. Lilleleht

Toward an Ethics of Difference Via a Symbolic Tour of Contemporary Morocco

Author: 
Mark Leopold
Reviewer: 
Wendy C. Hamblet

Hamblet on Leopold, 'Inside West Nile: Violence, History and Representation on an African Frontier'

Mark Leopold. Inside West Nile: Violence, History and Representation on an African Frontier. Oxford: James Currey, 2005. x + 180 pp. (paper), ISBN 978-0-85255-940-6; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-930618-64-0; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-930618-65-7.

Reviewed by Wendy C. Hamblet (Department of University Studies, North Carolina A and T State University) Published on H-Africa (October, 2007)

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