November 01, 2005

Zimbabwe - Land, Livelihoods, Politics

Moore, Donald S.
Suffering for Territory: Race, Place, and Power in Zimbabwe.
Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.
399 pages

On land disputes in Zimbabwe. Donald Moore received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University.

A description of the book with comments by James Ferguson, Achille Mbembe, and Elizabeth A. Povinelli is on the Duke University Press site.

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September 19, 2005

Biotechnology in Africa

Biotechnology, Agriculture, and Food Security in Southern Africa.
Edited by Steven Were Omamo and Klaus von Grebmer.

Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2005.
297 p.

On the political and ethical issues re biotechnology, food safety, biosafety, intellectual property rights, and genetically modified foods. From papers presented at a 2003 Johannesburg conference.

Co-editor Steven Were Omamo received his MA and PhD in Food Research from Stanford University.

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September 12, 2005

The Stanford Connection

Gocking, Roger S.
History of Ghana.

Westport: Greenwood, 2005.
331 pages

Roger Gocking received his Ph.D. in African history from Stanford. His dissertation is

THE HISTORIC AKOTO: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF CAPE COAST GHANA, 1843-1948.

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August 25, 2005

The Stanford Connection

Following are publications by people who have degrees from or been resident scholars at Stanford University.

L. Amede Obiora, "The Anti-Female Circumcision Campaign Deficit"in Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge. African Women in Imperialist Discourses. Edited by Obioma Nnaemeka.
Westport, CO: Praeger, 2005. 288 p.

L. Amede Obiora received her J.S.D. from the Stanford Law School.

Also includes chapters by -

Nawal El Saadawi - Imperialism and Sex in Africa

Sondra Hale - Colonial Discourse and Ethnographic Residuals.

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Ochieng, William Robert. The Place of Biography in Kenyan History, 1904-2005.
Kisumu, Kenya: Mountain View Publishers, 2005. 110 p.

Professor Ochieng was a visiting scholar at Stanford.He profiles Ewart Scott Grogan, Jomo Kenyatta, Bildad Kaggia, Tom Mboya, Danial arap Moi, and Mwai Kibaki.

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Judicial Reform in Kenya,1998-2003.
Edited by Ben Sihanya and Philip Kichana.
Nairobi: International Commission of Jurists, Kenyan Section, 2004.

Ben Sihanya received his J.S.M. and J.S.D. from the Stanford Law School.

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