Friday, February 17, 2017

USA Africa Dialogue Series - New Issue of Journal of Retracing Africa (JORA) is Now Available: Volume 3, No 1 (Fall 2016)

Dear Colleagues,
The third volume of the Journal of Retracing Africa (JORA) is now available. To download the volume, please visit: We are currently accepting submissions for the fourth volume of the journal. I encourage you to submit your articles, book reviews, and review articles for consideration. JORA is a no-fee, peer-reviewed, open access journal, and authors enjoy wide readership. It is published by Eastern Kentucky University Libraries in collaboration with the African & African American Studies Program at EKU and the Berkeley Electronic Press. For detailed information on submitting manuscripts, please visit
If you are interested in reviewing a book for JORA, select one from the list below and send a note to the Editorial Assistant, Brenna Brown at Please make sure you include your mailing address.
Ogechi E. Anyanwu
Journal of Retracing Africa
Volume 3, Issue 1 (Fall 2016)
"God Was With Us:" Child Labor in Colonial Kenya, 1922 - 1950s
           Samson K. Ndanyi (1-20).
Prelude to the Establishment of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, 1949-1955
          Tokunbo A. Ayoola (21- 42).
From Inaction to Action: The World Health Organisation and Tobacco Control Policies in Nigeria Since 1970
         Benjamin Uchenna Anaemene (43-58).
Book Reviews
Aderinto, Saheed. When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial
            Nigeria, 1900-1958. University of Illinois Press, 2015, 264pp.
            Reviewed by Mofeyisara Oluwatoyin Omobowale (59-61).
Ahlers, Theodore, Hiroshi Kato, Harinder Kohli, Callisto Madavo, and Anil Sood, eds. Africa 2050:
            Realizing the Continent's Full Potential. New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2014, 489 pp.
             Reviewed by James Lance (62-65).
Allan, Tony. Handbook of Land and Water Grabs in Africa: Foreign Direct Investment and Food and
            Water Security. New York: Routledge, 2013, 488 pp.
             Reviewed by Jennifer Yvette Terrell (66-70).
Caminero-Santangelo, Byron. Different Shades of Green: African Literature, Environmental Justice and
            Political Ecology. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2014, 214 pp.
             Reviewed by Anthony Kola-Olusanya (71-73).
Candido, Mariana. An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic World: Benguela and Its Hinterland.
            Cambridge University Press, 2013, 366 pp.
            Reviewed by Anthony A. Lee (74-78).
Davie, Grace. Poverty Knowledge in South Africa: A Social History of Human Science, 1855-2005.
            Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2015, 334 pp.
             Reviewed by Sandy S. El Hage (79-81).
Elischer, Sebastian. Political Parties in Africa: Ethnicity and Party Formation. Cambridge: Cambridge
            University Press. 2013, 336 pp.
           Reviewed by Elizabeth Bissell Miller (82-83).
French, Howard W. China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa.
            New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014, 285 pp.
            Reviewed by Richard Ehui (84-86).
Gros, Jean-Germain. Healthcare Policy in Africa: Institutions and Politics from Colonialism to the Present.
            Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016, 283 pp.
            Reviewed by Richard Ehui (87-89).
Hicks, Celeste. Africa's New Oil: Power, Pipelines and Future Fortunes. London: Zed, 2015, 239 pp.
           Reviewed by Brad Crofford (90-92).
Higgins, Maryellen. Hollywood's Africa after 1994. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2013, 288 pp.
            Reviewed by Dawne Y. Curry (93-95).
Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo. Coloniality of Power in Postcolonial Africa: Myths of Decolonization. Dakar:
           CODESRIA, 2013, 290 pp.
           Reviewed by Jason Morgan (96-98).
Parnell, Susan and Edgar Pieterse, eds. Africa's Urban Revolution. London: Zed Books, 2014, 309 pp.
           Reviewed by Bernard C. Moore (99-100).
Stanard, Matthew. Selling the Congo: A History of European Pro-Empire Propaganda and the Making of
            Belgian Imperialism. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011, 387 pp.
             Reviewed by Danielle Sanchez (101-102).
Books Available for Review:
  1. Adebajo, Adekeye. Africa's Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent. London, UK: Zedbooks, 2015. 336pp. 
  2. Akesson, Lisa and Eriksson-Baaz, Maria. Africa's Return Migrants: The New Developers? London, UK: Zedbooks, 2015. 175pp. 
  3. Amadiume, Ifi and Caplan, Pat. Male Daughters, Female Husbands: Gender and Sex in African Society. London, UK: Zedbooks, 2015. 248pp. 
  4. Amony, Evelyn. I Am Evelyn Amony: Reclaiming My Life from the Lord's Resistance Army. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2015. 181pp. 
  5. Black, David R. Canada and Africa in the New Millennium: The Politics of the Consistent Inconsistency. Ontario, CA: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015. 310pp. 
  6. Bleck, Jaimie. Education and Empowerment Citizenship in Mali. Maryland: John Hopkins University Press, 2015. 232pp. 
  7. Burill, Emily. States of Marriage: Gender, Justice, and Rights in Colonial Mali. Ohio University Press, 2015. 213pp. 
  8. Carmody, Padraig. The Rise of BRICS in Africa. The Geopolitics of South-South Relations. United Kingdom: Zed Books, 2013. 
  9. Chuku, Gloria. Ethnicities, Nationalities, and Cross-Cultural Representations in Africa and the Diaspora. Dunham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press, 2015. 410pp.
  10.  Cleveland, Todd. Diamonds in the Rough: Corporate Paternalism and African Professionalism on the Mines of Colonial Angola, 1917-1975. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2015. 280pp.
  11. Curto, Roxanna Nydia. Inter-tech(s): colonialism and the question of technology in Francophone literature. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2016.
  12. Dowd, R. A. Christianity, Islam, and Liberal Democracy: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2015. 224pp. 
  13. Fitzsimmons, Scott. Mercenaries in Asymmetric Conflicts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.332 pp. 
  14. Gallagher, Julia. Images of Africa: Creation, Negotiation, and Subversion. Manchester, United Kingdom: Manchester University Press, 2015. 203pp. 
  15. Hunter, Emma. Political Thought and the Public Sphere in Tanzania: Freedom, Democracy and Citizenship in the Era of Decolonization. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 235pp. 
  16. Huttenbach, Laura Lee P. The Boy Is Gone: Conversations with a Mau Mau General. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2015. 256pp. 
  17. Imafidon, Elivis and John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji. Ontologized Ethics: New Essays in African Meta-Ethics. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014. 221 pp. 
  18. Jerven, Morten. Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong. London, UK: Zedbooks, 2015. 176pp. 
  19. Johnson, Jennifer. The Battle For Algeria: Sovereignty, Health Care, and Humanitarianism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 270pp. 
  20. Lawrence, Benjamin N., Osborn, Emily Lynn., Roberts, Richard L. Intermediaries, Interpreters, and Clerks: African Employees in the Making of Colonial Africa. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2015. 330pp. 
  21. Mazrui, Ali A. and Francis Wiafe-Amoako. African Institutions: Challenges to Political, Social, and Economic Foundations of Africa's Development. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2016. 184pp. 
  22. Nustad, Knut G. Creating Africas: Struggles over Nature, Conservation and Land. United Kingdom: C. Hurst & Co. / Oxford University Press 2015. 224pp. 
  23. Okuyande, O. Eco-Critical Literature: Regreening African Landscape. African Heritage Press, 2013. 
  24. Omeje, Kenneth. Conflict and Peacebuilding in the African Great Lakes Region. Edited by Tricia R. Hepner. Indiana University Press, 2013.
  25. Osborne, Myles. Ethnicity and Empire in Kenya: Loyalty and Martial Race Among the Kamba, c.1800 to the Present. Cambridge University Press, 2014. 276pp. 
  26. Robolin, Stephane. Grounds of Engagement: Apartheid-Era African American and South African Writing. University of Illinois Press, 2015. 256pp. 
  27. Ross, Robert. The Borders of Race in Colonial South Africa: The Kat River Settlement, 1829-1856. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 340pp. 
  28. Soderlund, Walter C., and E. Donald Briggs. The independence of South Sudan: the role of mass media in the responsibility to prevent. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014.
  29. Stadler, Koos. Recce: small team missions behind enemy lines. Kaapstad: Tafelberg, 2015.
  30. Straus, Scott. Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa. New York: Cornell University Press, 2015. 386pp. 
  31. Udogu, E. Ike. Examining Human Rights Issues and the Democracy Project in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Theoretical Critique and Prospects for Progress in the Millennium. UK: Lexington Books, 2014. 219pp. 
  32.  Urban-Mead, Wendy. The Gender of Piety: Family, Faith, and Colonial Rule in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2015. 338pp. 
  33. Vigneswaran, D., Quirk, J. Mobility Makes States: Migration and Power in Africa. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 303pp. 
  34. Voorhoeve, Maaike. Gender and Divorce Law in North Africa: Sharia, Custom and the Personal Status Code in Tunisia. United Kingdom: I.B. Tauris, 2014. 320pp. 
  35. Vos, Jelmer. Kongo in the Age of Empire 1860-1913: The Breakdown of a Moral Order. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2015. 218pp. 
  36. Zisga, Elizabeth C., Boyer, One Tlale, Kramer, Ruth. Languages in Africa: Multilingualism, Language Policy, and Education. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2015. 160pp. 

Ogechi E. Anyanwu, Ph.D. 
Professor of History
Director of African/African-American Studies
College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY   ​
Keith 124
Office Phone: 859-622-3483 
Cell Phone: 859-248-1394
Editori-in-Chief, Journal of Retracing Africa
"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground." Theodore Roosevelt

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