restricted access   Volume 55, Number 2, September 2012

Table of Contents

Pastoral Production in Colonial Kenya: Lessons from the Past?

pp. 1-27

ASR Forum: The Case of Gender-Based Violence: Assessing the Impact of International Human Rights Rhetoric on African Lives


pp. 29-36

The New Sexual Violence Legislation in the Congo: Dressing Indelible Scars on Human Dignity

pp. 37-57

The South African Sexual Offences Act and Local Meanings of Coercion and Consent in KwaZulu Natal: Universal Human Rights?

pp. 59-75

Locating Neocolonialism, “Tradition,” and Human Rights in Uganda’s “Gay Death Penalty”

pp. 77-95

Situating Sexual Violence in Rwanda (1990–2001): Sexual Agency, Sexual Consent, and the Political Economy of War

pp. 97-118

International Human Rights, Gender-Based Violence, and Local Discourses of Abuse in Postconflict Liberia: A Problem of “Culture”?

pp. 119-146


Militarizing Africa and African Studies and the U.S. Africanist Response

pp. 147-161

Book Reviews

Anthropology and Sociology

The Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe (review)

pp. 163-165


Kenya: In Between Hope and Despair, 1963–2011 (review)

pp. 166-168

Politics, International Relations, and Globalization

Neopatrimonialism in Africa and Beyond (review)

pp. 169-171


The Lion of Judah in the New World: Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and the Shaping of Americans’ Attitude toward Africa (review)

pp. 172-173

Film Review Essays

King Ampaw: Traveling by Lorry

pp. 175-179

Diversity Within Yoruba-Language Video Films

pp. 180-185

Film Reviews

Feature Films

Relentless (review)

pp. 187-188

Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story. Original title: Ehky Ya Schahrazad (review)

pp. 188-190

Saint-Louis Blues. Original title: Un Transport en Commun (review)

pp. 190-191


Youssou N’Dour: Return to Gorée (review)

pp. 192-193

Neither Allah, Nor Master! 2011. Original Title: Ni Allah, Ni Maïtre! (Laïcité, Inch’Allah!) (review)

pp. 193-194

The Witches of Gambaga (review)

pp. 195-196

Holy Hustlers (review)

pp. 196-198

Manuscripts of Timbuktu (review)

pp. 198-199

Books Received

pp. 201-207