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Volume 56, Number 2, September 2013

Table of Contents

Contradictions in Creating a Jihadi Capital: Sokoto in the Nineteenth Century and Its Legacy

pp. 1-20

ASR Forum: Homophobic Africa?


pp. 21-30

Confronting the Politics of Nonconforming Sexualities in Africa

pp. 31-45

A Macro-Level Analysis of the Scope, Causes, and Consequences of Homophobia in Africa

pp. 47-66

Some Reflections on Postcolonial Homophobia, Local Interventions, and LGBTI Solidarity Online: The Politics of Global Petitions

pp. 67-81

Meanings of Homosexuality, Same-Sex Sexuality, and Africanness in Two South African Townships: An Evidence-Based Approach for Rethinking Same-Sex Prejudice

pp. 83-107

The Origins of Senegalese Homophobia: Discourses on Homosexuals and Transgender People in Colonial and Postcolonial Senegal

pp. 109-128

Of Extensive and Elusive Corruption in Uganda: Neo-Patronage, Power, and Narrow Interests

pp. 129-144

The Morality of the U.N. Security Council Sanctions against Eritrea: Defensibility, Political Objectives, and Consequences

pp. 145-161

ASR Forum: The 2012 U.S. Election and its Implications for U.S.-Africa Policy


pp. 163-164

Obama's Africa Policy: The Limits of Symbolic Power

pp. 165-178

Africa: Beware of Obama's Second Term

pp. 179-183

Implications of the 2012 U.S. Election for U.S. Policy in Africa's Great Lakes Region

pp. 185-191

Book Reviews

Anthropology and Sociology

Credit Between Cultures: Farmers, Financiers, and Misunderstanding in Africa by Parker Shipton (review)

pp. 193-194

African Hosts and Their Guests: Cultural Dynamics of Tourism ed. by Walter van Beek and Annette Schmidt (review)

pp. 195-196


Being Colonized: The Kuba Experience in Rural Congo, 1880-1960 by Jan Vansina (review)

pp. 197-199

Cultured States: Youth, Gender and Modern Style in 1960s Dar es Salaam by Andrew Ivaska (review)

pp. 199-201

Politics, International Relations, and Globalization

Party Politics and Economic Reform in Africa's Democracies by M. Anne Pitcher (review)

pp. 201-203

Zimbabwe Takes Back Its Land by Joseph Hanlon, Jeanette Manjengwa, and Teresa Smart (review)

pp. 203-205

Authority Stealing: Anti-Corruption War and Democratic Politics in Post-Military Nigeria by Wale Adebanwi (review)

pp. 205-207

Law and Human Rights

Peacebuilding in the African Union: Law, Philosophy and Practice by Abou Jeng (review)

pp. 207-209


Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa by Ashley Currier (review)

pp. 209-211

Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law ed. by Margot Badran (review)

pp. 211-212

Economics and Development

From the Pit to the Market: Politics and the Diamond Economy of Sierra Leone by Diane Frost (review)

pp. 213-214

Brand Aid: Shopping Well to Save the World by Lisa Ann Richey and Stefano Ponte (review)

pp. 214-216

Health and Disease

The Republic of Therapy: Triage and Sovereignty in West Africa's Time of AIDS by Vinh-Kim Nguyen (review)

pp. 216-218

Language, Literature, and the Arts

Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra: Five Musical Years in Ghana by Steven Feld (review)

pp. 218-219

Media and Information Technology

Invisible Users: Youth in the Internet Cafés of Urban Ghana by Jenna Burrell (review)

pp. 219-220

Film Review Essay

The Van Velzen Sisters

pp. 221-226

Film Reviews

Feature Reviews

A Screaming Man by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (review)

pp. 227-228

Pegasus (Al-Burāq) by Mohamed Moutakfkir (review)

pp. 229-231

Grey Matter by Kivu Ruhorahoza (review)

pp. 231-234


Sacred Places by Jean-Marie Teno (review)

pp. 234-236

An African Election by Jarreth Merz (review)

pp. 236-238

The Big Banana by Frank Bieleu (review)

pp. 238-240

Books Received

pp. 241-242

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