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1. Introduction: Continuities and Contradictions in Postcolonial African Anthropologies
2. Men, women, temporality and critical ethnography in Africa – the imperative for a trans-disciplinary conversation
3. Romance, Reflection and Reflexivity in South Africa – Researching the Congolese ‘other’ in Muizenberg, South Africa
4. Research, Knowledge and Power: a Case Study of Interaction between an Anthropologist and a ‘Çommunity’ Over Three Decades in Chatha, South Africa
CHRIS DE WET
5. Mapping Journeys through landscape: Phenomenological Explorations of Environment Amongst Rural AIDS Orphans in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
PATRICIA C. HENDERSON
6. Re-imagining Identity in Indian Ocean Africa
7. Border Crossing: Exploring the impact of African scholarship on Indian witchcraft studies
8. Say you are one of them? Elites and Ethnographic Encounters in Africa and Nigeria
9. African Trysts: Rethinking the Saharan Divide
NEJM BENESSAIAH and IRENE CALIS
10. Communicating Anthropology, Anthropology as Communication
FRANCIS B. NYAMNJOH
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