Introduction: Cassandra R. Veney Chapter One: Rethinking US-Africa Democracy Relations in Obama's First Term Rita Kiki Edozie Chapter Two: Fighting Poverty and Improving Human Development in Africa: Opportunities for U.S. Engagement John Mukum Mbaku Chapter Three: US-Africa Relations and AFRICOM: Problems, Possibilities, and Limitations Edmond Keller Chapter 4: Promoting or Resisting Change? The United States and the Arab Spring in North Africa with an Emphasis on Egypt Ahmed Ali Salem Chapter Five: US-Africa Relations With the Big Three: Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa Cassandra R.Veney Chapter Six: US Policy in the Great Lakes Region Emizet Francois Kisangani Chapter Seven: Black Man's Burden: African American Celebrities and Philanthropy Zine Mugabane Chapter Eight: The African Diaspora's Role in Forging US-Africa Relations Paul Tiyambe Zeleza
Cassandra Rachel Veney is associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Political Science at Quinnipiac University.
[The] author's incisive interpretative repertoire ... gives the book a multilayered texture that is intriguing and puts it above standard narratives about the Liberian civil war and its dehumanizing violence...While specialists of violence and its effects on society will find it easier to relate to the book's subject matter for obvious reasons, non-specialists will also be pleasantly surprised by the ease with which they can follow Abramowitz's complex thought process that seldom wavers in its attempt to reenact the chaotic nature of a dysfunctional Liberian society reemerging from its troubled war-torn recent past. African Studies Quarterly