The tenth issue of West Africa on Benin and Côte d’Ivoire is out. African Diaspora Retention: The Djeli (Griot/tte) and the Calypsonian of Trinidad and Tobago.

Articles in Issue 10

Côte d’Ivoire and Benin: Different but not Parallel Trajectories
Simon Adetona Akindes, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, USA

Benin’s Ongoing Struggle For Democracy
Mathurin Houngnikpo, Security Studies, Africa Center of Strategic Studies (ACSS), Washington, DC, USA

Pauvreté et construction de droits en Afrique
Francis Akindès, Université de Bouaké, Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire

Les visages de l’ethnicité Yoruba: processus de formation identitaire spatialisés et mobilisation ethnique dans le cadre de la mondialisation
Martinez Olivier, Université de Provence, Marseille St Charles, France

Good and Bad Witches: The Transformation of Witchcraft in Benin
Douglas J. Falen, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, USA

Alpha Blondy’s Elohim and the Quest for A New Côte d’Ivoire
Philip A. Ojo, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, USA

Book Reviews

Review Essay: Picturing Benin: Where Insiders’ and Outsiders’ Lenses Converge and Diverge
Simon Adetona Akindes, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

Book Review: La Côte d’Ivoire, la France et leur crise
Simon Adetona Akindes, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

Interview

Gangbe Brass Band: “Partager notre culture avec les autres peuples du monde. Conversations avec Athanase Dehoumon, Samuel Gnonlonfoun, and James Vodounon, responsables du groupe musical
Philip Ojo, Université Agnes Scott, Decatur, Georgia, USA

Research Note

African Diaspora Retention: The Djeli (Griot/tte) and the Calypsonian of Trinidad and Tobago
Babacar M'Bow, Broward County Library, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Topical Issues

A Treasury of Ancient Manuscript
Xan Rice, Guardian Newspapers, United Kindom


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