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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
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Hunger, Healing, and Citizenship in Central Tanzania

pp. 23-45
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Female Genital Cutting: Cultural Rights and Rites of Defiance in Northern Tanzania

pp. 47-71
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The Environmental and Social History of African Sacred Groves: A Tanzanian Case Study

pp. 73-98
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Aḥmadu Bamba’s Pedagogy and the Development of ͑Ajamī Literature

pp. 99-123
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Rethinking Patrimonialism and Neopatrimonialism in Africa

pp. 125-156
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Review Essay

African Women and Globalization: Recent Research and Theoretical Perspectives

pp. 157-162
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Book Reviews

Anthropology and Sociology

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

pp. 163-165
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Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar (review)

pp. 165-167
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Crafting Identity in Zimbabwe and Mozambique (review)

pp. 167-168
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Culture in Chaos: An Anthropology of the Social Condition in War (review)

pp. 168-170
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Contesting the Commons: Privatizing Pastoral Lands in Kenya (review)

pp. 170-171
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History

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

pp. 172-173
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The Man-Leopard Murders: History and Society in Colonial Nigeria (review)

pp. 173-174
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The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields (review)

pp. 174-176
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Politics, International Relations, and Globalization

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

pp. 177-178
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Held Together by Pins: Liberal Democracy Under Siege in Africa (review)

pp. 178-180
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Brokering Democracy in Africa: The Rise of Clientelist Democracy in Senegal (review)

pp. 180-181
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Kenya’s Quest For Democracy: Taming Leviathan (review)

pp. 181-183
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Transitions in Namibia: Which Changes for Whom? (review)

pp. 183-184
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African Counterterrorism Cooperation: Assessing Regional and Subregional Initiatives (review)

pp. 185-186
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The Politics of War and the Culture of Violence: North-South-Essays by Ali A. Mazrui (review)

pp. 186-187
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Living with Bad Surroundings: War, History, and Everyday Moments in Northern Uganda (review)

pp. 188-189
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Rebels and Robbers: Violence in Post-colonial Angola, and: Angola: The Weight of History (review)

pp. 189-191
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From Bloodshed to Hope in Burundi: Our Embassy Years during Genocide (review)

pp. 192-194
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A Thousand Hills: Rwanda’s Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It (review)

pp. 194-196
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Le Château: The Lives of Prisoners in Rwanda (review)

pp. 196-197
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Economics and Development

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

pp. 198-199
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Post-Stabilization Economics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Mozambique (review)

pp. 199-200
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Democracy, Decentralisation and Poverty Reduction in Malawi (review)

pp. 201-202
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Surrogates of the State: NGOs, Development, and Ujamaa in Tanzania (review)

pp. 202-204
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The Humanitarian Hangover: Displacement, Aid and Transformation in Western Tanzania (review)

pp. 204-206
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Geography, Environment, and Demography

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

pp. 207-208
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Imagining Serengeti: A History of Landscape Memory in Tanzania from Earliest Times to the Present (review)

pp. 208-210
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Health and Environment

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

pp. 211-212
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Religion

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

pp. 213-214
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Medicine and Scottish Missionaries in the Northern Malawi Region, 1875–1930: Quests for Health in a Colonial Society (review)

pp. 214-215
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Languages, Literature, and the Arts

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

pp. 216-217
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Asen, Ancestors and Vodun: Tracing Change in African Art (review)

pp. 217-219
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Rumba Rules: The Politics of Dance Music in Mobutu’s Zaire (review)

pp. 219-220
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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
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Words and Worlds: African Writing, Theatre, and Society (review)

pp. 222-224
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Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong’o’s Drama and the Kamĩrĩĩthũ Popular Theater Experiment (review)

pp. 224-225
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Diaspora Topics

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

pp. 226-227
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Media and Information Technology

The Media and the Rwanda Genocide (review)

pp. 228-229
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Books Received

Books Received

pp. 231-232
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Research Areas

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