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, hodamtten@scu.edu. 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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