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  Volume 52, Number 1, April 2009

Table of Contents

From: African Studies Review

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Rereading the History and Historiography of Epistemic Domination and Resistance in Africa

pp. 1-22

Hunger, Healing, and Citizenship in Central Tanzania

pp. 23-45

Female Genital Cutting: Cultural Rights and Rites of Defiance in Northern Tanzania

pp. 47-71

The Environmental and Social History of African Sacred Groves: A Tanzanian Case Study

pp. 73-98

Aḥmadu Bamba’s Pedagogy and the Development of ͑Ajamī Literature

pp. 99-123

Rethinking Patrimonialism and Neopatrimonialism in Africa

pp. 125-156

Review Essay

African Women and Globalization: Recent Research and Theoretical Perspectives

pp. 157-162

Book Reviews

Anthropology and Sociology

From Modern Myths to Global Encounters: Belonging and the Dynamics of Change in Postcolonial Africa (review)

pp. 163-165

Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar (review)

pp. 165-167

Crafting Identity in Zimbabwe and Mozambique (review)

pp. 167-168

Culture in Chaos: An Anthropology of the Social Condition in War (review)

pp. 168-170

Contesting the Commons: Privatizing Pastoral Lands in Kenya (review)

pp. 170-171


Domesticating the World: African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization (review)

pp. 172-173

The Man-Leopard Murders: History and Society in Colonial Nigeria (review)

pp. 173-174

The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields (review)

pp. 174-176

Politics, International Relations, and Globalization

African Land Questions, Agrarian Transitions and the State: Contradictions of Neo-liberal Land Reform (review)

pp. 177-178

Held Together by Pins: Liberal Democracy Under Siege in Africa (review)

pp. 178-180

Brokering Democracy in Africa: The Rise of Clientelist Democracy in Senegal (review)

pp. 180-181

Kenya’s Quest For Democracy: Taming Leviathan (review)

pp. 181-183

Transitions in Namibia: Which Changes for Whom? (review)

pp. 183-184

African Counterterrorism Cooperation: Assessing Regional and Subregional Initiatives (review)

pp. 185-186

The Politics of War and the Culture of Violence: North-South-Essays by Ali A. Mazrui (review)

pp. 186-187

Living with Bad Surroundings: War, History, and Everyday Moments in Northern Uganda (review)

pp. 188-189

Rebels and Robbers: Violence in Post-colonial Angola, and: Angola: The Weight of History (review)

pp. 189-191

From Bloodshed to Hope in Burundi: Our Embassy Years during Genocide (review)

pp. 192-194

A Thousand Hills: Rwanda’s Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It (review)

pp. 194-196

Le Château: The Lives of Prisoners in Rwanda (review)

pp. 196-197

Economics and Development

Growing Apart: Oil, Politics and Economic Change in Indonesia and Nigeria (review)

pp. 198-199

Post-Stabilization Economics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Mozambique (review)

pp. 199-200

Democracy, Decentralisation and Poverty Reduction in Malawi (review)

pp. 201-202

Surrogates of the State: NGOs, Development, and Ujamaa in Tanzania (review)

pp. 202-204

The Humanitarian Hangover: Displacement, Aid and Transformation in Western Tanzania (review)

pp. 204-206

Geography, Environment, and Demography

African Sacred Groves: Ecological Dynamics and Social Change (review)

pp. 207-208

Imagining Serengeti: A History of Landscape Memory in Tanzania from Earliest Times to the Present (review)

pp. 208-210

Health and Environment

Population Politics and Development: From the Policies to the Clinics (review)

pp. 211-212


A Problem of Presence: Beyond Scripture in an African Church (review)

pp. 213-214

Medicine and Scottish Missionaries in the Northern Malawi Region, 1875–1930: Quests for Health in a Colonial Society (review)

pp. 214-215

Languages, Literature, and the Arts

Yorùbá Bàtá Goes Global: Artists, Culture Brokers, and Fans (review)

pp. 216-217

Asen, Ancestors and Vodun: Tracing Change in African Art (review)

pp. 217-219

Rumba Rules: The Politics of Dance Music in Mobutu’s Zaire (review)

pp. 219-220

Swahili Beyond the Boundaries: Literature, Language, and Identity, and: Utenzi, War Poems, and the German Conquest of East Africa: Swahili Poetry as Historical Source (review)

pp. 220-222

Words and Worlds: African Writing, Theatre, and Society (review)

pp. 222-224

Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong’o’s Drama and the Kamĩrĩĩthũ Popular Theater Experiment (review)

pp. 224-225

Diaspora Topics

Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and Their Global Quest for Liberty (review)

pp. 226-227

Media and Information Technology

The Media and the Rwanda Genocide (review)

pp. 228-229

Books Received

Books Received

pp. 231-232

Research Areas


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