1998 Volume 20


Number 1

Note from the Editor
1

Letter from the President
2

1998 AFSAAP conference and postgraduate workshop
3

Articles
African Studies in Australia – Cherry Gertzel
4-12

Putting the last first: A useful concept for livestock development projects In Sub-Saharan Africa – Robyn Alders
12-14

“Of deeds most foul and vile”: A short comparative history of Robben and Rottnest penal islands – Peter Limb
15-19

An introduction to Mozambican traditional and contemporary music – Celso Paco
20-23

A glimpse of Uganda from the ground – Mary Paton
24-26

Review Article
Developers adjusting development – Scott MacWilliam
27-31

Book Reviews
Leach, Melissa & Robin Mearns: The lie of the land: Challenging received wisdom on the African environment – Roger Woods
32-33

Wa Mutharika, Bingu: One Africa destiny: Towards good governance and development; Sachikonye, Lloyd (ed): Democracy, civil society and the state: Social movements in Southern Africa; and Chole, Eshetu & Jibrin Ibrahim (eds): Democratisation processes in Africa: Problems and prospects – Pal Ahluwalia
34-35

Cooper, Barbara M.: Marriage in Maradi: Gender and culture in a Hausa society in Niger, 1900-1989 – Liz Dimock
36-37

Hanlon, Joseph: Peace without profit: How the IMF blocks rebuilding in Mozambique – Robyn Alders
37-38

Ahluwalia, D. Pal: Post-colonialism and the politics of Kenya – Michael Cowen
38-40

Barber, Karin (ed): Readings in African popular culture; and Barber, Karin et al (eds): West African popular theatre – David Moody
40-42

Liniger-Goumaz, Max: United States, France and Equatorial Guinea: The dubious “friendships”. Three historical synopsis (sic) – Four bibliographies – Jean-Marie Volet
42-43

Swa-Kabamba, Joseph N’Soko: Le panégyrique Mbiimbi: Etude d’un genre poétique oral yaka – Jean-Marie Volet
44

Anthropology and humanism. Volume 22-1, June 1997 – Bob Pokrant
45-46

Foster, Helen Bradley: New raiments of self: African American clothing in the Antebellum south – David Doward
46-47

Hamesco, Seyourn Y.: Ethnicity and nationalism in Africa – David Brown
48-49

Decalo, Samuel et al: Historical dictionary of the Congo – Pen Hetherington
49-50

Decalo, Samuel: Historical dictionary of Togo – Pen Hetherington
49-50

Eggers, Ellen K.: Historical dictionary of Barund – Peter Limb
50-51

Ofcansky, Thomas P. & Roger Yeager: Historical dictionary of Tanzania – Catherine MacDonald
51-52

About Research and Research Matters
Agricultural crisis, impoverishment and gender in rural Africa: A Nigeria case study 1900-1990 – Chima Korieh
53

Ideology and religion: The missing link in explanations for the rise and persistence of the Zulu state – Jenny Weir
54

Kirk-Greene Junior Research Fellowship in Tropical African Studies
55

Where to begin: Research tools for Africanists – Pen Hetherington
55-56

News and Notes
57

Conferences
66

Visitors
67

AFSAAP news
68


Number 2

Obituary: John Omer-Cooper
1

Note from the Editor
2

Letter from the President
3

Inaugural Postgraduate Essay Prize
3

1999 AFSAAP conference: First call for papers
4

Articles
The Desert Ecological Research Unit of Namibia: Creating partnerships for sustainable development – Robin Burns
5-9

A glimpse at Uganda’s Land Act, 1998 – Rae Porter
10-17

African Growth and Opportunity Act: American re-colonization of Africa – David Dorward
18-22

Studying the mammals of Africa – David Happold
23-25

Review Articles
Mau Mau from below – Geoffrey Reeves
26-29

Guerrillas and/or warlords – David Moore
30-35

Book Reviews
Keyes, Caroline Adenaike & Jan Vansina (eds):  In pursuit of history. Fieldwork in Africa – Kristine Ryan
35-36

Scully, Pamela: Liberating the family and British slave emancipation in the rural Western Cape, South Africa, 1823-53 – Penelope Hetherington
37-38

Geiger, Susan: TANU women: Gender and culture in the making  of Tanganikan nationalism, 1955-65 – Catherine MacDonald
38-39

Schmidt, Peter R.: Iron technology in East Africa: Symbolism, science and archaeology – Robin Derricourt
39-40

Thiong’o, Ngugi wa: Writers in politics: A re-engagement with issues of literature and society – Dianne Schwerdt; and Cook, David and Michael Okenimpke: Ngugi wa Thiong’o: An exploration of his writings – Dianne Schwerdt
41-43

Sherwood, Marika: Kwame Nkurmah: The years abroad 1935-47; and Prof. Adu Boahen, A.: Mfantsipim and the making of Ghana: A centenary history 1876-1976 – David Brown
44-45

Throup, David and Charles Hornsby: Multi-party politics in Kenya: The Kenyatta and Moi states and the triumph of the system in the 1992 election – Scott MacWilliam
45-47

Pazzanita, Anthony G.: Historical dictionary of Mauritania; and Imperato, Pascal James: Historical dictionary of Mali – Peter Limb
48-49

Ahluwalia, D. Pal & Paul Nursey-Bray (eds): Post-colonialism: Culture and identity in Africa – Sue Kossew
49-50

Ahluwalia, D. Pal & Paul Nursey-Bray (eds): Post-colonialism: Contemporary politics in Africa – Cherry Gertzel
50-51

Notes and News     
52-60

African Studies in Belgium: Challenges at the end of the 1990s

Conference on the Boer war at UNISA

The Rex Collings Memorial Fund

Manchester Symposium on Land/lessness: Issues, rights, perspectives

African Studies in La Trobe’s inter-semester program

Mozambique Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation officials: Visit to Australia

Curtin University collaboration with South African universities: Collaborative staff development health services management

People
61

Visitors
62

Conferences
63

AFSAAP news
66