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Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo. Coloniality Of Power In Postcolonial Africa: Myths Of Decolonization. Dakar: Codesria, 2013, 290 Pp., Jason Morgan Dec 2016

Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo. Coloniality Of Power In Postcolonial Africa: Myths Of Decolonization. Dakar: Codesria, 2013, 290 Pp., Jason Morgan

Journal of Retracing Africa

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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., Richard Ehui Dec 2016

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., Richard Ehui

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Gros, Jean-Germain. Healthcare Policy In Africa: Institutions And Politics From Colonialism To The Present. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016, 283 Pp., Richard Ehui Dec 2016

Gros, Jean-Germain. Healthcare Policy In Africa: Institutions And Politics From Colonialism To The Present. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016, 283 Pp., Richard Ehui

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Elischer, Sebastian. Political Parties In Africa: Ethnicity And Party Formation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2013, 336 Pp., Elizabeth Miller Dec 2016

Elischer, Sebastian. Political Parties In Africa: Ethnicity And Party Formation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2013, 336 Pp., Elizabeth Miller

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Davie, Grace. Poverty Knowledge In South Africa: A Social History Of Human Science, 1855-2005. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2015, 334 Pp., Sandy El Hage Dec 2016

Davie, Grace. Poverty Knowledge In South Africa: A Social History Of Human Science, 1855-2005. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2015, 334 Pp., Sandy El Hage

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Caminero-Santangelo, Byron. Different Shades Of Green: African Literature, Environmental Justice And Political Ecology. Charlottesville, Va: University Of Virginia Press, 2014, 214 Pp., Anthony Kola-Olusanya Dec 2016

Caminero-Santangelo, Byron. Different Shades Of Green: African Literature, Environmental Justice And Political Ecology. Charlottesville, Va: University Of Virginia Press, 2014, 214 Pp., Anthony Kola-Olusanya

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Allan, Tony. Handbook Of Land And Water Grabs In Africa: Foreign Direct Investment And Food And Water Security. New York: Routledge, 2013, 488 Pp., Jennifer Yvette Terrell Dec 2016

Allan, Tony. Handbook Of Land And Water Grabs In Africa: Foreign Direct Investment And Food And Water Security. New York: Routledge, 2013, 488 Pp., Jennifer Yvette Terrell

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Wendland, Claire L. A Heart For The Work: Journeys Through An African Medical School. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2010. 330pp., Iruka N. Okeke Jan 2016

Wendland, Claire L. A Heart For The Work: Journeys Through An African Medical School. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2010. 330pp., Iruka N. Okeke

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Takougang, Joseph. Cameroonian Immigrants In The United States: Between The Homeland And The Diaspora. Maryland: Lexington Books, 2014. 143pp., Olanipekun Laosebikan Jan 2016

Takougang, Joseph. Cameroonian Immigrants In The United States: Between The Homeland And The Diaspora. Maryland: Lexington Books, 2014. 143pp., Olanipekun Laosebikan

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Resnick, Danielle And Nicholas Van De Walle, Eds. Democratic Trajectories In Africa: Unravelling The Impact Of Foreign Aid. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 310pp., Chris W J Roberts Jan 2016

Resnick, Danielle And Nicholas Van De Walle, Eds. Democratic Trajectories In Africa: Unravelling The Impact Of Foreign Aid. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 310pp., Chris W J Roberts

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Muehlenbeck, Philip E. Betting On The Africans: John F. Kennedy’S Courting Of African Nationalist Leaders. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 333pp., Danielle Sanchez Jan 2016

Muehlenbeck, Philip E. Betting On The Africans: John F. Kennedy’S Courting Of African Nationalist Leaders. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 333pp., Danielle Sanchez

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Carrier, Neil And Gernot Klantschnig. Africa And The War On Drugs. London: Zed Books, 2012. 176pp., Ogechukwu Ezekwem Jan 2016

Carrier, Neil And Gernot Klantschnig. Africa And The War On Drugs. London: Zed Books, 2012. 176pp., Ogechukwu Ezekwem

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Boucher, Claude (Chisale). When Animals Sing And Spirits Dance: Gule Wamkulu: The Great Dance Of The Chewa People Of Malawi. Mtakataka: Kungoni Centre Of Culture And Art, 2012. 276pp., Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe Jan 2016

Boucher, Claude (Chisale). When Animals Sing And Spirits Dance: Gule Wamkulu: The Great Dance Of The Chewa People Of Malawi. Mtakataka: Kungoni Centre Of Culture And Art, 2012. 276pp., Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe

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Beyond Political Islam: Nigeria, The Boko Haram Crisis And The Imperative Of National Consensus, Simeon Onyemachi Hilary Alozieuwa Dr. Jan 2016

Beyond Political Islam: Nigeria, The Boko Haram Crisis And The Imperative Of National Consensus, Simeon Onyemachi Hilary Alozieuwa Dr.

Journal of Retracing Africa

The escalation of the Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria that peaked in 2010 has led to the emergence of many theories to explain its causes. These theories focus on the socio-economic/ human needs, vengeance, the Islamic theocratic state, and political dimensions. Beside the socio-economic perspective, which harps on the pervasive poverty in the North, the theocratic state analysis seems compelling not only because it fits into the sect’s mission to Islamize Northern Nigeria and carve it out as a distinct political entity, but it also resonates with political Islam, the driving ideology behind such Jihadi groups as Al-Qaeda in ...


The Dual Image Of The Aro In Igbo Development History: An Aftermath Of Their Role In The Slave Trade, Ndu Life Njoku Jan 2016

The Dual Image Of The Aro In Igbo Development History: An Aftermath Of Their Role In The Slave Trade, Ndu Life Njoku

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The Arochukwu people, popularly known as the Aro, are the most debated sub-cultural group in Igboland. The Aro, whose ancestral home is near the Cross River, and their co-Igbo neighbors were an integral part of the early history of the hinterland of the southeastern region of Nigeria. The Aro dominated commerce, politics, and religion in the region in precolonial times. With the introduction of the Atlantic slave trade in the fifteenth century, they emerged as significant players. The Aro’s role in the region in both precolonial and colonial times has shaped the way they are perceived in contemporary Igbo ...


Leadership And African Agency For Development In Post-Fifty Africa, Chikwendu C. Ukaegbu Jan 2016

Leadership And African Agency For Development In Post-Fifty Africa, Chikwendu C. Ukaegbu

Journal of Retracing Africa

The year 2010 was a model year for the celebration of fifty years of political independence among African countries. Assessments of the human condition in Africa show that the continent, especially sub-Saharan Africa, has lagged behind other regions of the world in terms of development. Based on the analysis of the constants of development, this paper argues that effective development is fundamentally driven by the maximum deployment of organized endogenous human agency defined as the capacity of individuals or groups to think, act, and impact their social environments. Because African agency was not properly shepherded in the first fifty years ...


Jora: Complete Volume 2, Issue 1 Jan 2016

Jora: Complete Volume 2, Issue 1

Journal of Retracing Africa

The Journal of Retracing Africa (JORA) is honored to publish the second volume dedicated to some of the issues surrounding Africa’s socio-political and economic development. The attitude in the West over the last three decades has been to exaggerate and generalize problems in Africa and ignore many positive news that typify modern Africa. This unreliable approach has continued to becloud proper understanding of the problems African countries face, the domestic and external forces that created them, and the efforts Africans h ave made to address them. The impression that Africa remains a lost continent persists in the minds of ...


The Editor's Preface Jan 2016

The Editor's Preface

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Jora: Complete Volume 1, Issue 1 Feb 2014

Jora: Complete Volume 1, Issue 1

Journal of Retracing Africa

We are pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Journal of Retracing Africa (JORA). For centuries, Africa’s socioeconomic and political development has been dictated by a dynamic and complex coalescence of external and domestic forces. Narratives on Africa abound. Many, unfortunately, hold myths, misconceptions, and misrepresentations of issues and events surrounding the continent. The launching of JORA is an attempt to offer a thoughtful and balanced reconstruction of African societies, histories, and cultures. By providing a platform for scholars to provide their unique perspectives on all aspects of the African experience, JORA makes a valuable contribution towards producing an ...


The Editor's Preface Feb 2014

The Editor's Preface

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Review Of Barz, Gregory And Cohen, Judah M., Eds. The Culture Of Aids In Africa: Hope And Healing Through Music And The Arts. New York: Oxford, 2011, Xvii + 538 Pp., Aje-Ori Agbese Feb 2014

Review Of Barz, Gregory And Cohen, Judah M., Eds. The Culture Of Aids In Africa: Hope And Healing Through Music And The Arts. New York: Oxford, 2011, Xvii + 538 Pp., Aje-Ori Agbese

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Review Of Yewah, Emmanuel And Dimeji Togunde, Eds. Across The Atlantic: African Immigrants In The United States Diaspora. Illinois: Common Ground, 2010, Vii + 174 Pp., Amadu Jacky Kaba Feb 2014

Review Of Yewah, Emmanuel And Dimeji Togunde, Eds. Across The Atlantic: African Immigrants In The United States Diaspora. Illinois: Common Ground, 2010, Vii + 174 Pp., Amadu Jacky Kaba

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Review Of Honwana, Alcinda. The Time Of Youth: Work, Social Change, And Politics In Africa. Sterling, Va: Kumarian Press, 2012, Xiv + 222 Pp., Mwenda Ntarangwi Feb 2014

Review Of Honwana, Alcinda. The Time Of Youth: Work, Social Change, And Politics In Africa. Sterling, Va: Kumarian Press, 2012, Xiv + 222 Pp., Mwenda Ntarangwi

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Review Of Allina, Eric. Slavery By Any Other Name: African Life Under Company Rule In Colonial Mozambique. Charlottesville: University Of Virginia Press, 2012, Xiii + 255 Pp., Salome C. Nnoromele Feb 2014

Review Of Allina, Eric. Slavery By Any Other Name: African Life Under Company Rule In Colonial Mozambique. Charlottesville: University Of Virginia Press, 2012, Xiii + 255 Pp., Salome C. Nnoromele

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Bruder, Edith, Ed. The Black Jews Of Africa: History, Religion, Identity. Oxford: University Press, 2011, Xii + 283 Pp., Raphael Chijioke Njoku Feb 2014

Review Of Bruder, Edith, Ed. The Black Jews Of Africa: History, Religion, Identity. Oxford: University Press, 2011, Xii + 283 Pp., Raphael Chijioke Njoku

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Review Of Vansina, Jan. Being Colonized: The Kuba Experience In Rural Congo, 1880-1960. Wisconsin: The University Of Wisconsin Press, 2010, V + 342 Pp., Ogechi E. Anyanwu Feb 2014

Review Of Vansina, Jan. Being Colonized: The Kuba Experience In Rural Congo, 1880-1960. Wisconsin: The University Of Wisconsin Press, 2010, V + 342 Pp., Ogechi E. Anyanwu

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Review Of Arnfred, Signe. Sexuality And Gender Politics In Mozambique: Rethinking Gender In Africa. Suffolk, United Kingdom: James Currey, 2011, Ix + 310 Pp., Aje-Ori Agbese Feb 2014

Review Of Arnfred, Signe. Sexuality And Gender Politics In Mozambique: Rethinking Gender In Africa. Suffolk, United Kingdom: James Currey, 2011, Ix + 310 Pp., Aje-Ori Agbese

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Review Of Anyanwu, Ogechi E. The Politics Of Access: University Education And Nation-Building In Nigeria, 1948-1960. Calgary: University Of Calgary Press, 2011, Xvi + 298 Pp., Saheed Aderinto Feb 2014

Review Of Anyanwu, Ogechi E. The Politics Of Access: University Education And Nation-Building In Nigeria, 1948-1960. Calgary: University Of Calgary Press, 2011, Xvi + 298 Pp., Saheed Aderinto

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Review Of Dávila, Jerry. Hotel Trópico: Brazil And The Challenge Of African Decolonization, 1950–1980. Durham, Nc: Duke University Press, 2010, Ix + 312 Pp., Phil E. Muehlenbeck Feb 2014

Review Of Dávila, Jerry. Hotel Trópico: Brazil And The Challenge Of African Decolonization, 1950–1980. Durham, Nc: Duke University Press, 2010, Ix + 312 Pp., Phil E. Muehlenbeck

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The Dynamics Of Forced Neoliberalism In Nigeria Since The 1980s, Olumide Victor Ekanade Feb 2014

The Dynamics Of Forced Neoliberalism In Nigeria Since The 1980s, Olumide Victor Ekanade

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Abstract: Over the last 30 years, the logic of market liberalization has increasingly permeated the social and economic facets of political and economic discourse to such an extent that the core values about the responsibilities and obligations of nation-states to their citizens have been strained. The welfarist ethos featuring in the public fi nance of some European and North American countries for much of the twentieth century included values such as equity and access, which manifested in the subsidization and aff ordability of social amenities. The welfarist concept, premised on the experience of western European economies, was based on the ...