The Journal of African History

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Book Review

AFRICA'S HOMESPUN HISTORIANS

Recasting the Past: History Writing and Political Work in Modern Africa. Edited by Derek R. Peterson and Giacomo Macola. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2009. Pp. viii+276. £44.50/$49.95 hardback (ISBN 978-0-8214-1878-9); £23.95/$26.95 paperback (ISBN 978-0-8214-1879-6).

JONATHON GLASSMANa1

a1 Northwestern University

Key Words:

  • African modernities;
  • historiography;
  • intellectual;
  • knowledge;
  • nationalism;
  • politics/political