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The Journal of Modern African Studies, Volume 55 Issue 2, 2017



It takes a village to raise a militia: local politics, the Nuer White Army, and South Sudan’s civil wars by Noel StringhamJonathan Forney

Legacies of ‘madiro’? Worker-peasantry, livelihood crisis and ‘siziphile’ land occupations in semi-arid north-western Zimbabwe  by Vusilizwe Thebe

Ethiopian Muslims and the discourse about moderation by Terje ØstebøWallelign Shemsedin

Size isn’t everything: narratives of scale and viability in a Tanzanian irrigation scheme by Elizabeth HarrisonAnna Mdee

The AU Task Forces: an African response to transnational armed groups by Matthew BrubacherErin Kimball DammanChristopher Day

Islamism in Mauritania and the narrative of political moderation by Francesco CavatortaRaquel Ojeda Garcia


Women and Power in Postconflict Africa by Aili Mari Tripp New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Pp. 292. $29.99 (pbk). by Meredeth Turshen

The Financialisation of Power: How Financiers Rule Africa by Sarah Bracking London: Routledge, 2016. Pp. 193. £95 (hbk). by Keith Hart

The Green State in Africa, by Carl Death London: Yale University Press, 2016. Pp. vii + 366. £30·00 (hbk).by M. A. Mohamed Salih

Made in Africa – Learning to Compete in Industry by Carol Newman , John Page , John Rand , Abebe Shimeles , Måns Söderbom and Finn Tarp Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2016. Pp. 306. $35 (pbk).by Jostein Hauge

The Paradox of Traditional Chiefs in Democratic Africa by Kate Baldwin New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Pp. 237. $32.99 (pbk). by Dominika Koter

Africa and the Millennium Development Goals: Progress, Problems and Prospects, edited by Charles Mutasa and Mark Paterson London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Pp. 248. £23·95 (pbk).by Nathan Andrews

Assembling Export Markets: The Making and Unmaking of Global Food Connections in West Africa by Stefan Ouma Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. Pp. 264. £55 (hbk).by Allison Loconto

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