Book reviews

Imagine that you are right now in front of a ballot box ready to place your vote. What has made you chose this party, this candidate? You are free to choose how to make your vote, but there are a number of factors that influence your final decision. It may be that you choose a candidate because his values are...

It's our turn to eat is much more than the story of John Githongo, a portly upper-class man in his mid-40s which dreamed of changing a country's history of sleaze, state-capturing and ethnic identification. Githongo's story is the personification of a change of mentality in a new generation of Kenyans which want to modernize its institutions and...

Liberation Movements in Power: Party and State in Southern Africa is a great book to look beyond the surface and stereotypes surrounding the post-white minority rule development of countries in Southern Africa as it shows an understanding of the historical, socio-economic context in which ZANU-PF, SWAPO and the ANC have played.

No complex cooking recipe has one single ingredient, as African wars or conflicts in the post-Cold War era do not have one single underlying cause. Paul D. Williams uses a chef analogy to explain in his well-researched, data-full and comprehensive book War & Conflict in Africa the different reasons why the continent explored an unprecedented rise...