Reviews

Author: 
Carol Sicherman
Reviewer: 
Marion Doro

Doro on Sicherman, 'Becoming an African University: Makerere, 1922-2000'

Carol Sicherman. Becoming an African University: Makerere, 1922-2000. Trenton: Africa World Press, 2005. xxii + 416 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-59221-288-0.

Reviewed by Marion Doro (Department of Government, Connecticut College) Published on H-Africa (October, 2007)

Visiting Africa via an African University

Author: 
Basil Davidson
Reviewer: 
Randal Maurice Jelks

Jelks on Davidson, 'The African Genius'

Basil Davidson. The African Genius. London: James Currey, 2004. 367 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-85255-799-0; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-1605-1.

Reviewed by Randal Maurice Jelks (Department of History, Calvin College) Published on H-Africa (October, 2007)

Genius on the African Continent

Author: 
Harry G. West
Reviewer: 
Robert Baum

Baum on West, 'Kupilikula: Governance and the Invisible Realm in Mozambique'

Harry G. West. Kupilikula: Governance and the Invisible Realm in Mozambique. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. xxviii + 336 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-89405-8.

Reviewed by Robert Baum (Department of Religious Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia) Published on H-Africa (October, 2007)

The Politics of Sorcery on the Mueda Plateau of Mozambique

Author: 
John Ruedy
Reviewer: 
Leland Barrows

Barrows on Ruedy, 'Modern Algeria: The Origins and Development of a Nation'

John Ruedy. Modern Algeria: The Origins and Development of a Nation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005. xiv + 327 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-20746-3; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21782-0.

Reviewed by Leland Barrows (Voorhees College) Published on H-Africa (June, 2007)

Algeria and the Ambiguities of Value Judgments in History

Author: 
Alhadji Bouba Nouhou
Reviewer: 
H. B. Lovejoy

Lovejoy on Nouhou, 'Islam et Politique au Nigeria: Genese et Evolution de la Chari'a'

Alhadji Bouba Nouhou. Islam et Politique au Nigeria: Genese et Evolution de la Chari'a. Paris: Karthala, 2005. 280 pp. No price listed (paper), ISBN 978-2-84586-648-5.

Reviewed by H. B. Lovejoy (Department of History, University of California Los Angeles) Published on H-Africa (May, 2007)

The Evolution of Shari'a Law in Northern Nigeria

Author: 
Phyllis R. Pomerantz
Reviewer: 
Paul Khalil Saucier

Saucier on Pomerantz, 'Aid Effectiveness in Africa: Developing Trust between Donors and Governments'

Phyllis R. Pomerantz. Aid Effectiveness in Africa: Developing Trust between Donors and Governments. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2004. ix + 151 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7391-1003-4; $66.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-1002-7.

Reviewed by Paul Khalil Saucier (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University) Published on H-Africa (April, 2007)

Author: 
Phyllis R. Pomerantz
Reviewer: 
Paul Khalil Saucier

Saucier on Pomerantz, 'Aid Effectiveness in Africa: Developing Trust between Donors and Governments'

Phyllis R. Pomerantz. Aid Effectiveness in Africa: Developing Trust between Donors and Governments. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2004. ix + 151 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7391-1003-4; $66.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-1002-7.

Reviewed by Paul Khalil Saucier (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University) Published on H-Africa (April, 2007)

Author: 
Frederick Kamuhanda Byaruhanga
Reviewer: 
Carol Sicherman

Sicherman on Byaruhanga, 'Student Power in Africa's Higher Education: A Case of Makerere University'

Frederick Kamuhanda Byaruhanga. Student Power in Africa's Higher Education: A Case of Makerere University. New York and London: Routledge, 2006. 168 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-97746-3.

Reviewed by Carol Sicherman (Lehman College, City University of New York) Published on H-Africa (February, 2007)

Makerere Students: Challenging Authority?

Author: 
Paul A. Silverstein
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Sessions

Sessions on Silverstein, 'Algeria in France: Transpolitics, Race, and Nation'

Paul A. Silverstein. Algeria in France: Transpolitics, Race, and Nation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004. x + 298 pp. $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21712-7; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-34451-9.

Reviewed by Jennifer Sessions (Department of History, University of Iowa) Published on H-Africa (December, 2006)

Is Paris Burning?

Author: 
Jon Abbink, Ineke van Kessel, eds.
Reviewer: 
Dawne Curry

Curry on Abbink and Kessel, 'Vanguard or Vandals: Youth Politics and Conflict in Africa'

Jon Abbink, Ineke van Kessel, eds. Vanguard or Vandals: Youth Politics and Conflict in Africa. Leiden: Brill, 2005. v + 300 pp. $46.00 (paper), ISBN 978-90-04-14275-6.

Reviewed by Dawne Curry (Department of History and Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Published on H-Africa (December, 2006)

Youth: An Imagined Social Construct

Author: 
George White, Jr.
Reviewer: 
Leland Barrows

Barrows on White, 'Holding the Line: Race, Racism, and American Foreign Policy toward Africa, 1953-1961'

George White, Jr. Holding the Line: Race, Racism, and American Foreign Policy toward Africa, 1953-1961. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005. x + 238 pp. $87.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7425-3382-0; $30.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7425-3383-7.

Reviewed by Leland Barrows (Voorhees College) Published on H-Africa (November, 2006)

Bleached Bones as White Skeletons in the Closet

Author: 
Lahoucine Ouzgane, Robert Morrell, eds.
Reviewer: 
Anene Ejikeme

Ejikeme on Ouzgane and Morrell, 'African Masculinities: Men in Africa from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present'

Lahoucine Ouzgane, Robert Morrell, eds. African Masculinities: Men in Africa from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. xv + 308 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4039-6587-5.

Reviewed by Anene Ejikeme (Department of History, Trinity University) Published on H-Africa (August, 2006)

Making Men in Africa

Author: 
Caroline Elkins
Reviewer: 
Fikru Gebrekidan

Gebrekidan on Elkins, 'Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya'

Caroline Elkins. Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2005. 496 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8050-7653-0.

Reviewed by Fikru Gebrekidan (Department of History, St. Thomas University Fredericton, Canada) Published on H-Africa (April, 2006)

Inside the Empire's Closet: Skeletons of War Crime, Mayhem and Murder

Author: 
Jennifer Hasty
Reviewer: 
Felix Odartey-Wellington

Odartey-Wellington on Hasty, 'The Press and Political Culture in Ghana'

Jennifer Hasty. The Press and Political Culture in Ghana. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005. xvii + 189 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21748-6.

Reviewed by Felix Odartey-Wellington (Ryerson-York Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada) Published on H-Africa (April, 2006)

The Press in Ghana's Bourgeoning Democracy

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