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African Studies Review

Vol. 48 (2005) through current issue

African Studies Review, a multi-disciplinary scholarly journal published by the African Studies Association, contains articles based on original research and analysis of Africa as well as book reviews three times annually. It encourages scholarly debates across disciplines. The editing of the African Studies Review is supported by Five Colleges, Inc., a consortium representing Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The African Studies Review is edited by Ralph Faulkingham of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Elliot Fratkin of Smith College, and Mitzi Goheen and Sean Redding of Amherst College. John Lemly of Mount Holyoke College serves as book review editor. Manuscripts & correspondence concerning manuscripts should be sent to: African Studies Review, 706 Herter Hall, 161 Presidents Drive, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA 01003. Email: asr@anthro.umass.edu. The African Studies Review web site is http://www.umass.edu/anthro/asr/.

Published by: Cambridge University Press


E-ISSN: 1555-2462
Print ISSN: 0002-0206

Editorial Board

Volume 58, Number 2, September 2015

Editorial Board

Rowland Abiodun
Amherst College

Elias Bongmba
Rice University

Catherine Boone
The University of Texas at Austin

Stephen Clingman
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Mamadou Diouf
Columbia University

Peter Geschiere
University of Amsterdam

Mwangi Wa Gĩthĩnji
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Jane Guyer
Johns Hopkins University

Tabitha Konogo
University of California–Berkeley

V. Y. Mudimbe
Duke University

Anne Pitcher
University of Michigan

Judith Van Allen
Cornell University

Editors

Elliot Fratkin
Smith College
efratkin@smith.edu

Sean Redding
Amherst College
sredding@amherst.edu

Editor Emerita

Mitzi Goheen
Amherst College
mrgoheen@amherst.edu

Managing Editor and Copy Editor

Ella Kusnetz
Box 2281 Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
413-542-5675
managingeditor@africanstudiesreview.org

Book Review Editors

John Lemly
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 010175 USA
VOICE: 413-538-2448
asr-book@mtholyoke.edu

Richard Waller
Bucknell University

Film Review Editor

Kenneth Harrow
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
Room C-614 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1036 USA
VOICE: 517-803-8839
harrow@msu.edu

Volume 58, Number 1, April 2015

Editorial Board

Rowland Abiodun
Amherst College

Elias Bongmba
Rice University

Catherine Boone
The University of Texas at Austin

Stephen Clingman
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Mamadou Diouf
Columbia University

Peter Geschiere
University of Amsterdam

Mwangi Wa Gĩthĩnji
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Jane Guyer
Johns Hopkins University

Tabitha Konogo
University of California–Berkeley

V. Y. Mudimbe
Duke University

Anne Pitcher
University of Michigan

Judith Van Allen
Cornell University

Editors

Elliot Fratkin
Smith College
efratkin@smith.edu

Sean Redding
Amherst College
sredding@amherst.edu

Editor Emerita

Mitzi Goheen
Amherst College
mrgoheen@amherst.edu

Managing Editor and Copy Editor

Ella Kusnetz
Box 2281 Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
413-542-5675
managingeditor@africanstudiesreview.org

Book Review Editors

John Lemly
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 010175 USA
VOICE: 413-538-2448
asr-book@mtholyoke.edu

Richard Waller
Bucknell University

Film Review Editor

Kenneth Harrow
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
Room C-614 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1036 USA
VOICE: 517-803-8839
harrow@msu.edu

Volume 57, Number 3, December 2014

African Studies Association

Rutgers University - Livingston Campus
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA
VOICE: 848-445-8173
EMAIL: secretariat@africanstudies.org
WEB SITE: http://journals.cambridge.org/asr

Editorial Board

Rowland Abiodun
Amherst College

Elias Bongmba
Rice University

Catherine Boone
The University of Texas at Austin

Stephen Clingman
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Mamadou Diouf
Columbia University

Peter Geschiere
University of Amsterdam

Mwangi Wa Gĩthĩnji
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Jane Guyer
Johns Hopkins University

Tabitha Konogo
University of California–Berkeley

V. Y. Mudimbe
Duke University

Anne Pitcher
University of Michigan

Judith Van Allen
Cornell University

Editors

Elliot Fratkin
Smith College
efratkin@smith.edu

Sean Redding
Amherst College
sredding@amherst.edu

Editor Emerita

Mitzi Goheen
Amherst College
mrgoheen@amherst.edu

Managing Editor and Copy Editor

Ella Kusnetz
Box 2281 Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
413-542-5675
managingeditor@africanstudiesreview.org

Book Review Editors

John Lemly
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 010175 USA
VOICE: 413-538-2448
asr-book@mtholyoke.edu

Richard Waller
Bucknell University

Film Review Editor

Kenneth Harrow
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
Room C-614 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1036 USA
VOICE: 517-803-8839
harrow@msu.edu

Volume 57, Number 2, September 2014

African Studies Association

Rutgers University - Livingston Campus
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA
VOICE: 848-445-8173
EMAIL: secretariat@africanstudies.org
WEB SITE: http://journals.cambridge.org/asr

Editorial Board

Rowland Abiodun
Amherst College
Elias Bongmba
Rice University
Catherine Boone
The University of Texas at Austin
Stephen Clingman
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mamadou Diouf
Columbia University
Peter Geschiere
University of Amsterdam
Mwangi Wa Gĩthĩnji
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jane Guyer
Johns Hopkins University
Tabitha Konogo
University of California–Berkeley
V. Y. Mudimbe
Duke University
Anne Pitcher
University of Michigan
Judith Van Allen
Cornell University

Editors

Elliot Fratkin
Smith College
efratkin@smith.edu

Sean Redding
Amherst College
sredding@amherst.edu

Editor Emerita

Mitzi Goheen
Amherst College
mrgoheen@amherst.edu

Managing Editor and Copy Editor

Ella Kusnetz
Box 2281 Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
413-542-5675
managingeditor@africanstudiesreview.org

Book Review Editors

John Lemly
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 010175 USA
VOICE: 413-538-2448
asr-book@mtholyoke.edu

Richard Waller
Bucknell University

Film Review Editor

Kenneth Harrow
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
Room C-614 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1036 USA
VOICE: 517-803-8839
harrow@msu.edu

Volume 57, Number 1, April 2014

African Studies Association

Rutgers University - Livingston Campus
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA
VOICE: 848-445-8173
EMAIL: secretariat@africanstudies.org
WEB SITE: http://journals.cambridge.org/asr

Editorial Board

Rowland Abiodun
Amherst College
Elias Bongmba
Rice University
Catherine Boone
The University of Texas at Austin
Stephen Clingman
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mamadou Diouf
Columbia University
Peter Geschiere
University of Amsterdam
Mwangi Wa Gĩthĩnji
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jane Guyer
Johns Hopkins University
Tabitha Konogo
University of California–Berkeley
V. Y. Mudimbe
Duke University
Anne Pitcher
University of Michigan
Judith Van Allen
Cornell University

Editors

Elliot Fratkin
Smith College
efratkin@smith.edu

Sean Redding
Amherst College
sredding@amherst.edu

Editor Emerita

Mitzi Goheen
Amherst College
mrgoheen@amherst.edu

Managing Editor and Copy Editor

Ella Kusnetz
Box 2281 Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
413-542-5675
managingeditor@africanstudiesreview.org

Book Review Editors

John Lemly
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 010175 USA
VOICE: 413-538-2448
asr-book@mtholyoke.edu

Richard Waller
Bucknell University

Film Review Editor

Kenneth Harrow
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
Room C-614 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1036 USA
VOICE: 517-803-8839
harrow@msu.edu

Volume 56, Number 3, December 2013

African Studies Association

Rutgers University - Livingston Campus
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA
VOICE: 848-445-8173
EMAIL: secretariat@africanstudies.org
WEB SITE: http://journals.cambridge.org/asr

Editorial Board

Rowland Abiodun
Amherst College
Elias Bongmba
Rice University
Catherine Boone
The University of Texas at Austin
Stephen Clingman
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mamadou Diouf
Columbia University
Peter Geschiere
University of Amsterdam
Mwangi Wa Gĩthĩnji
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jane Guyer
Johns Hopkins University
Tabitha Konogo
University of California–Berkeley
V. Y. Mudimbe
Duke University
Anne Pitcher
University of Michigan
Judith Van Allen
Cornell University

Editors

Elliot Fratkin
Smith College
E-MAIL: efratkin@smith.edu

Mitzi Goheen
Amherst College
E-MAIL: mrgoheen@amherst.edu

Sean Redding
Amherst College
E-MAIL: sredding@amherst.edu

Managing Editor and Copy Editor

Ella Kusnetz

Book Review Editors

John Lemly
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 010175 USA
VOICE: 413-538-2448
E-MAIL: asr-book@mtholyoke.edu

Richard Waller
Bucknell University

Film Review Editor

Kenneth Harrow
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
Room C-614 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1036 USA
VOICE: 517-803-8839
E-MAIL: harrow@msu.edu

Volume 56, Number 2, September 2013

African Studies Association

Rutgers University - Livingston Campus
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA
VOICE: 848-445-8173
EMAIL: secretariat@africanstudies.org
WEB SITE: http://journals.cambridge.org/asr

Editorial Board

Rowland Abiodun
Amherst College
Elias Bongmba
Rice University
Catherine Boone
The University of Texas at Austin
Stephen Clingman
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mamadou Diouf
Columbia University
Peter Geschiere
University of Amsterdam
Mwangi Wa Gĩthĩnji
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jane Guyer
Johns Hopkins University
Tabitha Konogo
University of California–Berkeley
V. Y. Mudimbe
Duke University
Anne Pitcher
University of Michigan
Judith Van Allen
Cornell University

Editors

Elliot Fratkin
Smith College
E-MAIL: efratkin@smith.edu

Mitzi Goheen
Amherst College
E-MAIL: mrgoheen@amherst.edu

Sean Redding
Amherst College
E-MAIL: sredding@amherst.edu

Managing Editor and Copy Editor

Ella Kusnetz

Book Review Editors

John Lemly
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 010175 USA
VOICE: 413-538-2448
E-MAIL: asr-book@mtholyoke.edu

Richard Waller
Bucknell University

Film Review Editor

Kenneth Harrow
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
Room C-614 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1036 USA
VOICE: 517-803-8839
E-MAIL: harrow@msu.edu

Volume 56, Number 1, April 2013

African Studies Association

Rutgers University - Livingston Campus
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA
VOICE: 848-445-8173
EMAIL: secretariat@africanstudies.org
WEB SITE: http://journals.cambridge.org/asr

Editorial Board

Rowland Abiodun
Amherst College
Elias Bongmba
Rice University
Catherine Boone
The University of Texas at Austin
Stephen Clingman
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mamadou Diouf
Columbia University
Peter Geschiere
University of Amsterdam
Mwangi Wa Gĩthĩnji
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jane Guyer
Johns Hopkins University
Tabitha Konogo
University of California–Berkeley
V. Y. Mudimbe
Duke University
Anne Pitcher
University of Michigan
Judith Van Allen
Cornell University

Editors

Elliot Fratkin
Smith College
E-MAIL: efratkin@smith.edu

Mitzi Goheen
Amherst College
E-MAIL: mrgoheen@amherst.edu

Sean Redding
Amherst College
E-MAIL: sredding@amherst.edu

Managing Editor and Copy Editor

Ella Kusnetz

Book Review Editors

John Lemly
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 010175 USA
VOICE: 413-538-2448
E-MAIL: asr-book@mtholyoke.edu

Richard Waller
Bucknell University

Film Review Editor

Kenneth Harrow
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
Room C-614 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1036 USA
VOICE: 517-803-8839
E-MAIL: harrow@msu.edu

Volume 55, Number 3, December 2012

Editors

Elliot Fratkin, Smith College
Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College
Sean Redding, Amherst College

Managing Editor and Copy Editor

Ella Kusnetz

Book Review Editor

John Lemly, Mount Holyoke College
50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075 USA
VOICE: 413-538-2448
E-MAIL: asr-book@mtholyoke.edu

Film Review Editor

Kenneth Harrow
17R Morrill Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Ml 48824-1036 USA
VOICE: 517-803-8839
E-MAIL: harrow@msu.edu

Production Editor

Craig Malone

Editorial Board

Rowland Abiodun, Amherst College
Elias Bongmba, Rice University
Stephen Clingman, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Mamadou Diouf, Columbia University
Peter Geschiere, University of Amsterdam
Sandra Greene, Cornell University
Jane Guyer, Johns Hopkins University
Tabitha Kanogo, University of California-Berkeley
V. Y. Mudimbe, Duke University
Francis Nyamnjoh, University of Capetown
Anne Pitcher, Colgate University
Judith Van Allen, Cornell University
Michael Watts, University of California-Berkeley

Volume 55, Number 2, September 2012

Editors

Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

Book Review Editor

Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

Office Manager

Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 55, Number 1, April 2012

Editors

Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

Book Review Editor

Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

Office Manager

Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 54, Number 3, December 2011

Editors

Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

Book Review Editor

Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

Office Manager

Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 54, Number 2, September 2011

Editors

Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

Book Review Editor

Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

Office Manager

Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 54, Number 1, April 2011

Editors

Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

Book Review Editor

Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

Office Manager

Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 53, Number 3, December 2010

Editors

Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

Book Review Editor

Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

Office Manager

Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 53, Number 2, September 2010

Editors

Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

Book Review Editor

Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

Office Manager

Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 53, Number 1, April 2010

Editors

Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

Book Review Editor

Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

Office Manager

Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 52, Number 3, December 2009

Editors

Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

Book Review Editor

Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

Office Manager

Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 52, Number 2, September 2009

Editors

Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

Book Review Editor

Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

Office Manager

Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 52, Number 1, April 2009

Editors

Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

Book Review Editor

Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

Office Manager

Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 51, Number 3, December 2008

Editors

Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

Book Review Editor

Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

Office Manager

Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 51, Number 2, September 2008

Editors

Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

Book Review Editor

Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

Office Manager

Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 51, Number 1, April 2008

Editors

Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

Book Review Editor

Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

Office Manager

Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 50, Number 3, December 2007

    Editors

    Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

    Book Review Editor

    Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

    Office Manager

    Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 50, Number 2, September 2007

    Editors

    Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

    Book Review Editor

    Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

    Office Manager

    Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 50, Number 1, April 2007

    Editors

    Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

    Book Review Editor

    Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

    Office Manager

    Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 49, Number 3, December 2006

    Editors

    Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

    Book Review Editor

    Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

    Office Manager

    Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 49, Number 2, September 2006

    Editors

    Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

    Book Review Editor

    Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

    Office Manager

    Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 49, Number 1, April 2006

    Editors

    Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

    Book Review Editor

    Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

    Office Manager

    Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 48, Number 3, December 2005

    Editors

    Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

    Book Review Editor

    Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

    Office Manager

    Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 48, Number 2, September 2005

    Editors

    Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

    Book Review Editor

    Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

    Office Manager

    Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 48, Number 1, April 2005

    Editors

    Ralph Faulkingham, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Mitzi Goheen, Amherst College

    Book Review Editor

    Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College

    Office Manager

    Angela Labrador, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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