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  Volume 48, Number 2, September 2005

Table of Contents

From: African Studies Review

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pp. 1-9

The Apocalyptic Interlude: Revealing Death in Kinshasa

pp. 11-32

(Im)possible Belgian Mourning for Rwanda

pp. 33-43

Funerals and Belonging: Different Patterns in South Cameroon

pp. 45-64

The Political Undead: Is It Possible to Mourn for Mobutu's Zaire?

pp. 65-85

The Political Stakes of Academic Research: Perspectives on Johannesburg

pp. 87-109

Beneath International Famine Relief in Ethiopia: The United States, Ethiopia, and the Debate over Relief Aid, Development Assistance, and Human Rights

pp. 111-132

Review Essay

The Trouble With Nigeria

pp. 133-139

Book Reviews

Anthropology & Sociology

Situating Globality: African Agency in the Appropriation of Global Culture (review)

pp. 141-142

Ngecha: A Kenyan Village in a Time of Rapid Social Change (review)

pp. 142-144

Respectability and Resistance: A History of Sophiatown (review)

pp. 144-145

Re-thinking Sexualities in Africa (review)

pp. 145-146

Tourism in the New South Africa: Social Responsibility and the Tourist Experience (review)

pp. 147-148

African Archaeology: A Critical Introduction (review)

pp. 148-149

Bibliographies & Dictionaries

African Folklore: An Encyclopedia (review)

pp. 150-151

Health & Disease

Health, Power and Politics in Windhoek, Namibia, 1915-1945 (review)

pp. 152-153


Bambatha at Mpanza: The Making of a Rebel (review)

pp. 154-155

Images and Empires: Visuality in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa (review)

pp. 155-157

The Quest for the Secret Nile: Victorian Exploration in Equatorial Africa 1857-1900, and: R. J. Richard John Cuninghame 1871-1925: Naturalist, Hunter, Gentleman (review)

pp. 157-159

Re-creating Eden: Land Use, Environment, and Society in Southern Angola and Northern Namibia (review)

pp. 159-161

Leaf of Allah: Khat and Agricultural Transformation in Harerge, Ethiopia, 1875-1991 (review)

pp. 161-162

Dhows and the Colonial Economy in Zanzibar, 1860-1970 (review)

pp. 163-164

Arabic Medieval Inscriptions from the Republic of Mali: Epigraphy, Chronicles and Songhay-Tuareg History (review)

pp. 164-167

Colonial Ambivalence, Cultural Authenticity, and the Limitations of Mimicry in French-Ruled West Africa, 1914-1956 (review)

pp. 167-169

Law & Human Rights

Justice Gained? Crime and Crime Control in South Africa's Transition (review)

pp. 170-171

Constitutionalism and Society in Africa (review)

pp. 171-172

Literature & Arts

Chinua Achebe, Teacher of Light: A Biography (review)

pp. 173-174

Textiles Bogolan du Mali, and: Textiles du Mali d'apres les collections du Musee National du Mali (review)

pp. 174-177

a.k.a. Breyten Breytenbach: Critical Approaches to His Writings and Paintings (review)

pp. 177-179

Focus on African Films (review)

pp. 179-181

The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature (review)

pp. 181-183


The Constitution at Work: Ten Years of Namibian Nationhood, and: Reexamining Liberation in Namibia: Political Culture since Independence (review)

pp. 184-186

Mandela's World: The International Dimension of South Africa's Political Revolution 1990-1999 (review)

pp. 186-187

Readings in African Politics (review)

pp. 187-188

Through Fire with Water: The Roots of Division and the Potential for Reconciliation in Africa, and: Shadows of War: Violence, Power, and International Profiteering in the Twenty-First Century (review)

pp. 189-190

Democratic Reform in Africa: The Quality of Progress (review)

pp. 190-192

The Culture of Power in Contemporary Ethiopian Political Life (review)

pp. 192-193

Multi-party Elections in Africa (review)

pp. 193-195

Overcoming Intolerance in South Africa: Experiments in Democratic Persuasion (review)

pp. 195-197

Political Identity and Social Change: The Remaking of the South African Social Order (review)

pp. 197-198


Santeria: The Beliefs and Rituals of a Growing Religion in America (review)

pp. 199-201



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