restricted access   Volume 51, Number 1, April 2008

Table of Contents

From: African Studies Review

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Ralph Bunche and African Studies: Reflections on the Politics of Knowledge

pp. 1-16

Human Rights in Africa: The Limited Promise of Liberalism

pp. 17-39

The Rabbi’s Well: A Case Study in the Micropolitics of Foreign Aid in Muslim West Africa

pp. 41-57

The Gambia’s 2006 Presidential Election: Change or Continuity?

pp. 59-83

Tòkana: The Collapse of the Rural Malagasy Community

pp. 85-104

Review Essays

Everyone Has the Right to Education

pp. 105-118

Geography of Meaning, Topography of Struggle in A Kinyarwanda Dictionary

pp. 119-125

Histoire Urbaine Africaine: Un Bilan

pp. 126-130

Revisiting Pastoralism and Marketing in East Africa

pp. 131-134

Book Reviews

Anthropology and Sociology

Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana (review)

pp. 135-136

Imagining Evil: Witchcraft Beliefs and Accusations in Contemporary Africa (review)

pp. 137-138


Slavery, Commerce and Production in the Sokoto Caliphate of West Africa (review)

pp. 139-140

The Liverpool of West Africa: The Dynamics and Impact of Maritime Trade in Lagos 1900–1950 (review)

pp. 140-141

Addis Ababa: Migration and the Making of a Multiethnic Metropolis, 1941–1974 (review)

pp. 142-143

Sorcery and Sovereignty: Taxation, Power and Rebellion in South Africa, 1880–1963 (review)

pp. 144-145

Black and White in Colour: African History on Screen (review)

pp. 145-147

The History of Ghana (review)

pp. 147-148

Politics, International Relations, and Globalization

The Politics of Land Reform in Africa: From Communal Tenure to Free Markets (review)

pp. 149-150

One Hundred Days of Silence: America and the Rwanda Genocide (review)

pp. 150-152

Poisoned Wells: The Dirty Politics of African Oil (review)

pp. 152-153

Sudan: The Elusive Quest for Peace (review)

pp. 153-155

The Mask of Anarchy: The Destruction of Liberia and the Religious Dimension of an African Civil War (review)

pp. 155-157

Violence, Political Culture and Development in Africa (review)

pp. 157-158

Postconflict Reconstruction in Africa (review)

pp. 159-160

Reconstructing the Nation in Africa: The Politics of Nationalism in Ghana (review)

pp. 161-162

Women and Gender

Women, Work and Domestic Virtue in Uganda, 1900–2003 (review)

pp. 163-164

Gossip, Markets and Gender: How Dialogue Constructs Moral Value in Post-Socialist Kilimanjaro (review)

pp. 165-166

Economics and Development

A Life Looking Forward: Memoirs of an Independent Marxist (review)

pp. 167-168

Biopiracy of Biodiversity: Global Exchange as Enclosure (review)

pp. 168-170

Health and Disease

When Bodies Remember: Experiences and Politics of AIDS in South Africa (review)

pp. 171-172


Muslim-Christian Encounters in Africa (review)

pp. 173-175

Entreprises religieuses transnationales en Afrique de l’Ouest (review)

pp. 175-177

New Directions in Gender and Religion: The Changing Status of Women in African Independent Churches (review)

pp. 177-178

Power, Poverty and Prayer: The Challenges of Poverty and Pluralism in African Christianity 1960–1996 (review)

pp. 178-179

The End-Time Army: Charismatic Movements in Modern Nigeria (review)

pp. 180-181

Yoruba in Diaspora: An African Church in London (review)

pp. 181-182

Anglican Communion in Crisis: How Episcopal Dissidents and Their African Allies Are Reshaping Anglicanism (review)

pp. 183-184

Languages, Literature and the Arts

The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945 (review)

pp. 185-186

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Speaks: Interviews with the Kenyan Writer (review)

pp. 186-188

Urban Legends, Colonial Myths: Popular Culture and Literature in East Africa (review)

pp. 188-189

Black France: Colonialism, Immigration, and Transnationalism (review)

pp. 189-191

Living on a Horizon: Bessie Head and the Politics of Imagining (review)

pp. 191-192

The Nubian Pharaohs: Black Kings on the Nile (review)

pp. 192-193


Asinamali: University Struggles in Post-Apartheid South Africa (review)

pp. 194-195

The Athens of West Africa: A History of International Education at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (review)

pp. 195-196

Memoirs and Biography

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, and: Black Man’s Grave: Letters from Sierra Leone (review)

pp. 197-198

Silence Is Death. The Life and Work of Tahar Djaout (review)

pp. 199-202