1996 Volume 18


Number 1

Note from the Editor
1

Letter from the President
2

Articles
Africa, problems and prospects: A personal reflection – Senator Michael Beahan
3-7

Liberia: Not just another “ethnic conflict” – Fiona Terry
8-12

Black access to electronic research services in South Africa: Problems and prospects of real change – Peter Limb
13-17

The empowerment of women in South Africa – Nomboniso Gasa
18-20

Excerpts from a Kenya diary – Penelope Hetherington
21-24

About Books, Research Materials and Research
Ndegwa, Philip & Reginald Herbold Green: Africa to 2000 and beyond: Imperative political and economic agenda – John Ravenhill
25-26

Rukuni, M. & C. K. Eicher (eds): Zimbabwe’s agricultural revolution – Angela Cheater
26-28

Bruceson, Deborah Fahy (ed): Women wielding the hoe: Lessons from rural Africa for feminist theory and development practice – Tanya Lyons
28-29

Manji, Madatally: Madatally Manji: Memos of a biscuit baron – Scott MacWilliam
30-32

Isichei, Elizabeth: A history of Christianity in Africa: From antiquity to the present – Donald Denoon
33-34

Stead, Gillian: Bessie Head: Thunder behind her ears. Her life and writing – Sheila Suttner
34-35

Marachera, Dambudzo: Scrap iron blues – Geoffrey Reeves
36-37

Maphai, Vincent (ed): South Africa: The challenge of change – Peter Limb
38

The water war – Robin Alders
39-40

Announcement of H-Africa – Peter Limb
40-41

Research for ANC and SWAPO – Timothy Dauth
42-43

CAMP
43

The Information Bank on Somalia
43

The Basler Afrika Biliographien
43-44

The Africa Book centre Quarterly
44

Benin Social Science Series for Africa
44

News and Notes
45-59


Number 2

Obituary: Albert Paolini
1

Note from the Editor
2

1997 Conference: First call for papers
3

Articles
Black South African women and the autobiographical text: A contextual reading of Emma Mashinini’s Strikes have followed me all of my life – Cecilia Moretti
4-9

Portrait of an Eritrean lady and her library: The origins of the Research Documentation Centre in Asmara – Kristine Ryan
10-12

Women’s Training and Credit Program Tanzania – Ann Wigglesworth
13-14

Review Articles
From survey to theory: Putting historical materialism back on track – David Moore
15-18

Writing Africa’s social history: The James Currey series – Penelope Hetherington
19-24

About Books, Research Materials and Research
Cowen, M. P. & R. W. Shenton: Doctrines of development – David Goldsworthy
25-26

Majefe, Archie: In search of an alternative: A collection of essays on revolutionary theory and politics; Mbaya, Kandwenda: Zaire: What destiny?; and Sogolo, Godwin: Foundations of African philosophy: A definitive analysis of conceptual issues in African thought – David Moore
27-30

Pool Robert: Dialogue and the interpretation of illness – Caroline Ifeka
30-33

Crehan, Kate & Achim von Oppen (eds): Planners and history: Negotiating development in rural Zambia – Roger Woods
34-35

Brown, Michael Barratt: Africa’s choices: After thirty years of the World Bank – John Ravenhill
35-36

Taussig, Louis: Resource guide to travel in sub-Saharan Africa – Geoff Crowther
36-39

Kitson, Norma (ed): Zimbabwe women writers anthology – Tanya Lyons
39-41

Ibslfassi, Laïlla & Nicki Hitchott: African Francophone writing: A critical introduction – Jean-Marie Volet
41-43

Zell, Hans M. & Cécile Lomer: Publishing and book development in sub-Saharan Africa: An annotated bibliography – Peter Limb
43-44

Núñez, Benjamin Dictionary of Portuguese-African civilization. Volume 2: From ancient Kings to Presidents – Peter Limb
45

The Prickly Pears Press and alternative ways of engaging with Africa – Bob Pokrant
45-48

New book on the Uganda Colonial Service
48-49

Conference in Honour of Colin Leys
49

New South African journal in English Studies
49

Zed Press
50-51

French Language novel wins 1996 Noma Award
51-52

News and Notes
53-63

The 1996 AFSAAP conference
64

AFSAAP Annual General Meeting 1996 Minutes & Treasurer’s Report
65-66

AFSAAP Review & Newsletter: Origins and editorial policy
67-68

Publication of Proceedings of 1995 AFSAAP conference
69