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  Volume 49, Number 1, April 2006

Table of Contents

From: African Studies Review

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The Ordeal of Modernity in an Age of Terror

pp. 1-14

What Is Africa to Me? Knowledge Possession, Knowledge Production, and the Health of Our Bodies Politic in Africa and the Africa Diaspora

pp. 15-30

The State, Private Sector Development, and Ghana's "Golden Age of Business"

pp. 31-50

Visions of Apes, Reflections on Change: Telling Tales of Great Apes in Equatorial Africa

pp. 51-73

Cosmologies in Collision: Pentecostal Conversion and Christian Cults in Asmara

pp. 75-92

Review Essays

Colonial Legacies and Postcolonial Authoritarianism in Tanzania: Connects and Disconnects

pp. 93-118

Book Reviews

Anthropology & Sociology

Rebels and Intellectuals in Sierra Leone's Civil War

pp. 119-123

Namibia Liberata

pp. 124-128

Reasonable Radicals and Citizenship in Botswana: The Public Anthropology of Kalanga Elites (review)

pp. 129-130

Reconsidering Informality: Perspectives from Urban Africa (review)

pp. 130-132

The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria (review)

pp. 132-133

The Weight of the Past: Living with History in Mahajanga, Madagascar (review)

pp. 134-135

This Place Will Become Home (review)

pp. 135-137

As Pastoralists Settle: Social, Health, and Economic Consequences of the Pastoral Sedentarization in Marsabit District, Kenya (review)

pp. 138-139

Boundaries of Self and Other in Ghanaian Popular Culture (review)

pp. 140-141


Shea Butter Republic: State Power, Global Markets, and the Making of an Indigenous Commodity (review)

pp. 141-143

Economics & Development

Forgotten Africa: An Introduction to Its Archaeology (review)

pp. 144-145


African Voices on Structural Adjustment (review)

pp. 146-148

Geography & Environment

Education in Exile: SOMAFCO, the ANC School in Tanzania, 1978 to 1992 (review)

pp. 149-150

Health & Disease

Beyond Territory and Scarcity: Exploring Conflicts Over Natural Resource Management (review)

pp. 151-152


The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Land Rights: Case Studies from Kenya (review)

pp. 153-154

Honour in African History (review)

pp. 155-156

Maize and Grace: Africa's Encounter with a New World Crop, 1500-2000 (review)

pp. 156-158

How Societies Are Born: Governance in West Central Africa before 1600 (review)

pp. 158-160

Race, Resistance, and the Boy Scout Movement in British Colonial Africa (review)

pp. 160-161

Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora (review)

pp. 162-163

Islam, Sectarianism and Politics in Sudan since the Mahdiyya (review)

pp. 163-165

The Risks of Knowledge: Investigations into the Death of the Hon. Minister John Robert Ouko in Kenya, 1990 (review)

pp. 165-166

Literature & The Arts

Beads of Life: Eastern and Southern African Beadwork from Canadian Collections (review)

pp. 167-168

Modernity and the African Cinema: A Study in Colonialist Discourse, Postcoloniality, and Modern African Identities (review)

pp. 169-170

Muslim Women Sing: Hausa Popular Song (review)

pp. 170-172

Law & Human Rights

Human Rights in Africa: From the OAU to the African Union (review)

pp. 173-174


Ethnicity and Democracy in Africa (review)

pp. 175-176

Os Outros: Um historiador em Mocambique, 1994 (review)

pp. 176-179

What Went Wrong with Africa?: A Contemporary History (review)

pp. 179-181

Nigeria's Struggle for Democracy and Good Governance: A Festschrift for Oyeleye Oyediran (review)

pp. 182-183

Nigeria in the Twenty-First Century: Strategies for Political Stability and Peaceful Coexistence (review)

pp. 184-185

Unfinished Business: Ethiopia and Eritrea at War (review)

pp. 185-186

Civil Society and Ethnic Conflict Management in Nigeria (review)

pp. 186-188

Clausewitz and African Wars: Politics and Strategy in Liberia and Somalia (review)

pp. 188-190

Transition from Below: Forging Trade Unionism and Workplace Change in South Africa (review)

pp. 190-191


Santeria Enthroned: Art, Ritual, and Innovation in an Afro-Cuban Religion (review)

pp. 192-193

The Sultan's Jew: Morocco and the Sephardi World (review)

pp. 193-196

Missions, Nationalism, and the End of Empire (review)

pp. 196-197

Women and Gender

Voices of African Women: Women's Rights in Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania (review)

pp. 198-199

Books Received

Books Received

pp. 201-204

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