'The contributors, including distinguished experts and some of the most imaginative young scholars in the field, demonstrate that anthropology's work did not end with the demise of colonialism and that it continues to produce findings and critical insights. To be pondered by historians, political scientists, students of law and religion, and many others.'
Johannes Fabian, University of Amsterdam
'Drawing together a leading group of Africanists and anthropologists, Richard Werbner has assembled an excellent collection of original research and critical theoretical work. The result is a stunning and first-rate anthology.'
Bennetta Jules-Rosette, University of California, San Diego
'The essays in this volume are a must read for all who contemplate life in the African postcolony.'
African Studies Review