Reviews

Author: 
Alexis de Tocqueville
Reviewer: 
Laura J. Mitchell

Mitchell on de Tocqueville, 'Writings on Empire and Slavery'

Alexis de Tocqueville. Writings on Empire and Slavery. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. xxxviii + 277 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8018-7756-8; $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-6509-1.

Reviewed by Laura J. Mitchell (Department of History, University of California, Irvine) Published on H-Africa (July, 2003)

Author: 
Robert B. Edgerton
Reviewer: 
Joseph P. Smaldone

Smaldone on Edgerton, 'Africa's Armies From Honor to Infamy: A History from 1791 to the Present'

Robert B. Edgerton. Africa's Armies From Honor to Infamy: A History from 1791 to the Present. Boulder: Westview Press, 2002. viii + 238 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8133-3947-4.

Reviewed by Joseph P. Smaldone (Liberal Studies Program, Georgetown University) Published on H-Africa (July, 2003)

African Armies Deserve Better

African Armies Deserve Better

Author: 
Eugenia Herbert
Reviewer: 
Allen Roberts

Roberts on Herbert, 'Twilight on the Zambezi: Late Colonialism in Central Africa'

Eugenia Herbert. Twilight on the Zambezi: Late Colonialism in Central Africa. Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. xxii + 196 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-29431-1.

Reviewed by Allen Roberts (Department of World Arts and Cultures, and James S. Coleman African Studies Center, UCLA) Published on H-Africa (July, 2003)

Twilight on the Zambezi: Late Colonialism in Central Africa

Author: 
Laura Fair
Reviewer: 
Kennell Jackson

Jackson on Fair, 'Pastimes and Politics: Culture, Community, and Identity in Post-Abolition Urban Zanzibar, 1890-1945'

Laura Fair. Pastimes and Politics: Culture, Community, and Identity in Post-Abolition Urban Zanzibar, 1890-1945. Oxford: James Currey, 2001. xvi + 370 pp. (paper), ISBN 978-0-85255-795-2; (cloth), ISBN 978-0-85255-796-9.

Reviewed by Kennell Jackson (Department of History, Stanford University) Published on H-Africa (July, 2003)

Cultural History Achieves Center Stage for Zanzibar

Author: 
Bahru Zewde
Reviewer: 
Charles W. McClellan

McClellan on Zewde, 'Pioneers of Change in Ethiopia: The Reformist Intellectuals of the Early Twentieth Century'

Bahru Zewde. Pioneers of Change in Ethiopia: The Reformist Intellectuals of the Early Twentieth Century. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2002. xii + 228 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-1446-0; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-1445-3.

Reviewed by Charles W. McClellan (Department of History, Radford University) Published on H-Africa (June, 2003)

Modernizing Ethiopia

Author: 
Hans M. Zell, ed.
Reviewer: 
Gretchen Walsh

Walsh on Zell, 'The African Publishing Companion: A Resource Guide'

Hans M. Zell, ed. The African Publishing Companion: A Resource Guide. Glais Bheinn, Scotland: Hans Zell Publishing Consultants, 2002. xi + 246 pp. $130.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-9541029-0-6.

Reviewed by Gretchen Walsh (African Studies Library, Boston University) Published on H-Africa (June, 2003)

Not Just for Publishers

Not Just for Publishers

Author: 
Justin Willis
Reviewer: 
Sarah Richardson

Richardson on Willis, 'Potent Brews: A Social History of Alcohol in East Africa, 1850-1999'

Justin Willis. Potent Brews: A Social History of Alcohol in East Africa, 1850-1999. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2002. xii + 304 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-1476-7; $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-1475-0.

Reviewed by Sarah Richardson (Department of International Health, Boston University School of Public Health) Published on H-Africa (June, 2003)

Author: 
Harri Englund, ed.
Reviewer: 
Elaine Windrich

Windrich on Englund, 'Democracy of Chameleons: Politics and Culture in the New Malawi'

Harri Englund, ed. Democracy of Chameleons: Politics and Culture in the New Malawi. Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute, 2002. 208 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-91-7106-499-8.

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

Malawi: The Old and the New

Malawi: The Old and the New

Author: 
Donald Petterson
Reviewer: 
David Decker

Decker on Petterson, 'Inside Sudan: Political Islam, Conflict, and Catastrophe'

Donald Petterson. Inside Sudan: Political Islam, Conflict, and Catastrophe. Boulder and Oxford: Westview Press, 1999. xiii + 209 pp. $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8133-4111-8; $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8133-3657-2.

Reviewed by David Decker (Department of History, University of South Carolina Sumter) Published on H-Africa (June, 2003)

Author: 
Mariane C. Ferme
Reviewer: 
Michael C. Lambert

Lambert on Ferme, 'The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone'

Mariane C. Ferme. The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone. Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 2001. xii + 287 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-22543-5; $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-22542-8.

Reviewed by Michael C. Lambert (Department of African and Afro-American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Published on H-Africa (May, 2003)

Author: 
Itibari M. Zulu
Reviewer: 
Iain S. Maclean

Maclean on Zulu, 'Exploring the African Centered Paradigm: Discourse and Innovation in African World Community Studies'

Itibari M. Zulu. Exploring the African Centered Paradigm: Discourse and Innovation in African World Community Studies. Los Angeles: Amen-Ra Theological Seminary Press, 1999. xii + 220 pp. $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-9674226-0-2.

Reviewed by Iain S. Maclean (Department of Philosophy and Religion, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia) Published on H-Africa (May, 2003)

Author: 
Helen Fogarassy
Reviewer: 
Lidwien Kapteijns

Kapteijns on Fogarassy, 'Mission Improbable: The World Community on a UN Compound in Somalia'

Helen Fogarassy. Mission Improbable: The World Community on a UN Compound in Somalia. Lanhan, Md.: Lexington Books, 1999. xxi + 319 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-0020-2.

Reviewed by Lidwien Kapteijns (Department of History, Wellesley College) Published on H-Africa (May, 2003)

Author: 
Elizabeth Allo Isichei
Reviewer: 
John E. Philips

Philips on Isichei, 'Voices of the Poor in Africa:: Moral Economy and the Popular Imagination (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)'

Elizabeth Allo Isichei. Voices of the Poor in Africa:: Moral Economy and the Popular Imagination (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora). Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2002. ix + 287 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-107-8.

Reviewed by John E. Philips (Department of International Society, Hirosaki University, Japan) Published on H-Africa (May, 2003)

Author: 
Paulin J. Hountondji
Reviewer: 
Charles Verharen

Verharen on Hountondji, 'The Struggle for Meaning: Reflections on Philosophy, Culture, and Democracy in Africa'

Paulin J. Hountondji. The Struggle for Meaning: Reflections on Philosophy, Culture, and Democracy in Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2002. xxiv + 308 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-89680-225-4.

Reviewed by Charles Verharen (Department of Philosophy, Howard University) Published on H-Africa (May, 2003)

Paulin Hountondji and Philosophy's Career as a Strict Science in Africa

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