Book Review Information

Review essays should engage the interpretation, meaning, or importance of an author's argument for a wider scholarly audience. If you are interested in writing a book review, please send an email to our book review editor Dr. Harry Odamtten at the following address, More information and format guidelines are available in the downloadable PDF below.

Books for Review

Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding by David Crawford and Rachel Newcomb. (Indiana University Press; 978-0-253-00911-1)

Trafficking in Slavery’s Wake: Law and the Experience of Women and Children in Africa by Benjamin Lawrance and Richard Roberts. (Ohio University Press; 978-0821420027)

Peacebuilding, Power, and Politics in Africa by Devon Curtis and Gwinyayi Dzinesa. (Ohio University Press; 978-0821420133)

Colonialism By Proxy: Hausa Imperial Agents and Middle Belt Conciousness in Nigeria by Moses Ochonu. (Indiana University Press; 978-0-253-01161-9)

Slavery in the Sudan: History, Documents, and Commentary by Mohamed Ibrah Nugud, (ed) Sharon Barnes. (Palgrave MacMillan; 978-1-13728-602-4)

Africa and France: Postcolonial Cultures, Migration, and Racism by Dominic Thomas (Indiana University Press, 978-0-253-00670-7)

Muslim Families in Global Senegal: Money Takes Care of Shame by Beth Buggenhagen (Indiana University Press, 978-0-253-22367-8)

Africa Must Be Modern: A Manifesto by Olufemi Taiwo (Indiana University Press, 978-0-253-01275-3)

Transmigrational Writings between the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa by Helene Colette Tissiereis (trans. Marjolijin De Jager) (University of Virginia, 978-0-8139-3209-5)

Making Modern Girls : A History of Childhood, Labor, and Social Development in Colonial Lagos by Abosede A. George (Ohio University Press, 978-0-8214-2115-4)

Conjugal Rights: Marriage, Sexuality, and Urban Life in Colonial Libreville, Gabon by Rachel Jean-Baptiste (Ohio University Press, 978-0-8214-2119-2)

West African Warfare in Bahia and Cuba: Soldier Slaves in the Atlantic World by Manuel Barcia (Oxford University Press, 978-0-19-871903-8)

Yaya’s Story: The Quest for Well-Being in the World by Paul Stoller (University of Chicago Press, 978-0-226-17882-0)

Afro-European Trade in the Atlantic World: The Western Slave Coast c.1550-c.1885 by Silke Strickrodt (James Currey, 978-1-84701-110-7)

Amistad’s Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling by Benjamin Lawrance (Yale University Press, 978-0-30019-845-4)

Children and Childhood in Colonial Nigerian Histories (African Histories and Modernities) by Saheed Aderinto (ed)(Palgrave Macmillan, 978-1-13750-162-2)

The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes-Mali by Marie Rodet (director), (SOAS, film)

Ramseyer’s Ghost by Manu Herbstein (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 978-1-46360-909-2)

Life Not Worth Living: Nigerian Petitions Reflecting an African Society’s Experiences During World War II by Chima Korieh (ed) (Carolina Academic Press 978-1-61163-607-9)

Pharmacy in Senegal: Gender, Healing, and Entrepreneurship by Donna A. Patterson (Indiana University Press 978-0-253-01475-7)

The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland: Literacy, Politics and Nationalism, 1914-2014 by Kate Skinner (Cambridge University Press 978-1-107-07463-7)

Yves Person, un historien se l’Afrique engage dans son temps by Charles Becker, Roland Colin, Liliane Daronian and Claude-Helen Perrot (eds) (IMAF- Karthala, 978-2-811-114121-1)

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