Reviews

Author: 
Sandra E. Greene
Reviewer: 
Trevor R. Getz

Getz on Greene, 'Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounter: A History of Meaning and Memory in Ghana'

Sandra E. Greene. Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounter: A History of Meaning and Memory in Ghana. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002. xx + 200 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-34073-3; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21517-8.

Reviewed by Trevor R. Getz (History Department, San Francisco State University) Published on H-Africa (May, 2004)

Author: 
Christopher Ehret
Reviewer: 
Gregory H. Maddox

Maddox on Ehret, 'Civilizations of Africa: A History to 1800'

Christopher Ehret. Civilizations of Africa: A History to 1800. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2002. xii + 480 pp. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8139-2085-6.

Reviewed by Gregory H. Maddox (History, Geography, and Economics, Texas Southern University) Published on H-Africa (May, 2004)

A Different Kind of Introductory African Text

Author: 
Alexander Irwin, Joyce Millen, Dorothy Fallows
Reviewer: 
Sarah Richardson

Richardson on Irwin and Millen and Fallows, 'Global AIDS: Myths and Facts: Tools for Fighting the AIDS Pandemic'

Alexander Irwin, Joyce Millen, Dorothy Fallows. Global AIDS: Myths and Facts: Tools for Fighting the AIDS Pandemic. Cambridge: South End Press, 2003. x + 273 pp. $19.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-89608-673-9; $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-89608-674-6.

Reviewed by Sarah Richardson (Department of International Health, Boston University School of Public Health) Published on H-Africa (April, 2004)

Author: 
Benjamin Stora
Reviewer: 
Waleed Hazbun

Hazbun on Stora, 'Algeria, 1830-2000: A Short History'

Benjamin Stora. Algeria, 1830-2000: A Short History. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2001. xv + 283 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-8916-7; $52.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3715-1.

Reviewed by Waleed Hazbun (Department of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University) Published on H-Africa (April, 2004)

Deconstructing the Algerian "Nation"

Author: 
Steven Van Wolputte
Reviewer: 
Martine Prins

Prins on Wolputte, 'Material Culture in Himbaland, Northern Namibia'

Steven Van Wolputte. Material Culture in Himbaland, Northern Namibia. Tervuren: Royal Museum for Central Africa, 2003. 328 pp. EUR 34.00 (paper), ISBN 978-90-75894-49-3.

Reviewed by Martine Prins (Centre of Environmental Science, Leiden University) Published on H-Africa (March, 2004)

The Social Life of Cultural Expressions

The Social Life of Cultural Expressions.

Author: 
George E. Brooks
Reviewer: 
Eric Ross

Ross on Brooks, 'Eurafricans in Western Africa: Commerce, Social Status, Gender, and Religious Observance from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century'

George E. Brooks. Eurafricans in Western Africa: Commerce, Social Status, Gender, and Religious Observance from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2003. xxiii + 355 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-1485-9; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-1486-6.

Reviewed by Eric Ross (School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane) Published on H-Africa (March, 2004)

Author: 
William Tordoff
Reviewer: 
Harvey Glickman

Glickman on Tordoff, 'Government and Politics in Africa'

William Tordoff. Government and Politics in Africa. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002. xvii + 326 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21545-1.

Reviewed by Harvey Glickman (Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Haverford College) Published on H-Africa (January, 2004)

A Premier Text for African Politics

A Premier Text for African Politics

Author: 
Minette Mans
Reviewer: 
Inge Brinkman

Brinkman on Mans, 'Music as an Instrument of Diversity and Unity: Notes on a Namibian Landscape'

Minette Mans. Music as an Instrument of Diversity and Unity: Notes on a Namibian Landscape. Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2003. 55 pp. EUR 10.00 (paper), ISBN 978-91-7106-510-0.

Reviewed by Inge Brinkman (Department of African Languages and Cultures, Ghent University, Belgium) Published on H-Africa (January, 2004)

Music and Namibian Nationhood

Music and Namibian Nationhood

Author: 
Dahilon Yassin Mohamoda
Reviewer: 
Gregory H. Maddox

Maddox on Mohamoda, 'Nile Basin Cooperation: A Review of the Literature'

Dahilon Yassin Mohamoda. Nile Basin Cooperation: A Review of the Literature. Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2003. 41 pp. SEK 80.00 (paper), ISBN 978-91-7106-512-4.

Reviewed by Gregory H. Maddox (History, Geography, and Economics, Texas Southern University) Published on H-Africa (January, 2004)

Water Conflict: The Dog That Hasn't Barked (So Far)

Author: 
Wendy James, Donald L. Donham, Eisei Kurimoto, Alessandro Triulzi, eds.
Reviewer: 
Vladimir Shubin

Shubin on James and Donham and Kurimoto and Triulzi, 'Remapping Ethiopia: Socialism and After'

Wendy James, Donald L. Donham, Eisei Kurimoto, Alessandro Triulzi, eds. Remapping Ethiopia: Socialism and After. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2002. xi + 306 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-1448-4; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-1447-7.

Reviewed by Vladimir Shubin (Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences) Published on H-Africa (December, 2003)

Author: 
I. M. Lewis
Reviewer: 
Ahmed I. Samatar

Samatar on Lewis, 'A Modern History of the Somali: Nation and State in the Horn of Africa'

I. M. Lewis. A Modern History of the Somali: Nation and State in the Horn of Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2002. vii + 347 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-1495-8.

Reviewed by Ahmed I. Samatar (Macalester College) Published on H-Africa (December, 2003)

A Paradoxical Gift

A Paradoxical Gift

Author: 
Ann Schlyter
Reviewer: 
Elaine Windrich

Windrich on Schlyter, 'Multi-Habitation: Urban Housing and Everyday Life in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe'

Ann Schlyter. Multi-Habitation: Urban Housing and Everyday Life in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute, 2003. 77 pp. SEK 100 (paper), ISBN 978-91-7106-511-7.

Reviewed by Elaine Windrich (Stanford University) Published on H-Africa (December, 2003)

Surviving Urban Poverty

Surviving Urban Poverty

Author: 
A. Suresh Canagarajah
Reviewer: 
Kenneth R. Hall

Hall on Canagarajah, 'A Geopolitics of Academic Writing'

A. Suresh Canagarajah. A Geopolitics of Academic Writing. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002. x + 305 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-5794-2.

Reviewed by Kenneth R. Hall (Department of History, Ball State University, and Fulbright Visiting Professor of Comparative Religion, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia) Published on H-Africa (December, 2003)

Author: 
Norma Kriger
Reviewer: 
Elaine Windrich

Windrich on Kriger, 'Guerrilla Veterans in Post-War Zimbabwe: Symbolic and Violent Politics, 1980-1987'

Norma Kriger. Guerrilla Veterans in Post-War Zimbabwe: Symbolic and Violent Politics, 1980-1987. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xx + 293 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-81823-0.

Reviewed by Elaine Windrich (Stanford University) Published on H-Africa (December, 2003)

Guerrilla Voices and Their Discontents

Guerrilla Voices and Their Discontents

Author: 
Lyda Favali, Roy Pateman
Reviewer: 
Rolf Carlson

Carlson on Favali and Pateman, 'Blood, Land, and Sex: Legal and Political Pluralism in Eritrea'

Lyda Favali, Roy Pateman. Blood, Land, and Sex: Legal and Political Pluralism in Eritrea. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003. xvi + 352 pp. ISBN 978-0-253-21577-2; ISBN 978-0-253-34205-8.

Reviewed by Rolf Carlson (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Africa (December, 2003)

Pluralism à la Pirandello

Pluralism a la Pirandello

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