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1981 Inequalities in Rural Nigeria. Development Studies Occasional Paper 16, University of East Anglia, 125 pp.*

1982 The Nigerian Civil War. St Peter’s College, Oxford. (with Reconsidering the Nigerian Civil War, 2007)*

1975 The Editors (Ruth First and Gavin Williams) Classes in Africa. Review of African Political Economy. 3, 1-9.

1978 Nigeria Issue. Review of African Political Economy. 13, 1-7.

1980 Carolyn Baylies, Dianne Bolton, and Gavin Williams. Editorial. Consciousness and Class (with Carolyne Baylies and Dianne Bolton). Review of African Political Economy,19, 1-7.

1986 Introduction: Farmers, herders and the state. Rural Africana. N.S. 25-26, pp 1-10. ISBN 0085-0839**

1984 Morris Szeftel amd Gavin Williams, Resistance and Resettlement in South Africa (with). Editorial. Review of African Political Economy 29, 1-12.

1985 Lionel Cliffe, Shubi Ishemo and Gavin Williams, The Review, Intellectuals and the Left in Africa, Review Of African Political Economy 32, 1-13.

1985  Pepe Roberts and Gavin Williams. Market Forces, Review Of African Political Economy 34,1-3.

1986 Carolyn Baylies, Robin Cohen and Gavin Williams, The struggle for spoils (with Carolyn Baylies and Robin Cohen). Review Of African Political Economy 35, 1-3.

1986 Tajudeen Abdulraheem, Adebayo Olukoshi, Abdul Rauf Mustapha, and Gavin Williams. Oil, Debts and Democracy: Nigeria. Review of African Political Economy 37, 6-10.

1988 Chris Allen, Pepe Roberts and Gavin Williams. Socialism, democracy and popular struggles. Review of African Political Economy, 41, 1-4. (pp. 1-2 on Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau).

1994 Colin Murray and Gavin Williams. Land and Freedom in South Africa (with Colin Murray). Review of African Political Economy 61, 315-324. ISSN 0305-6244


1970 If there weren’t any chiefs, they’d have had to invent them, and did. Review of Michael Crowder and Obaro Ikime, eds, West African Chiefs, their changing status under colonial rule and independence, University of Ife Press, Ile-ife, 1970, Journal of Asian and African Studies, 7 (3-4), 336-338. ISSN 1569-2094

1977 Review of Charles van Onselen, Chibaro, African Mine Labour in Southern Rhodesia, 1900-1933. Pluto Press, London, Canadian Journal of African Studies, 11, 3, 532-534 ISSN 0008-3968/ 1923-3051 (online)

1978 The ‘intermediate regime’ and industrialization prospects: a comment. Development and Change 9, 655-660. ISSN 1467-7660

1978 Capitalism, class and underdevelopment – a review article [of I. Oxaal, T. Barnett and D. Booth, Beyond the Sociology of Development : economy ad society in Latin America and Africa. London, 1976; C. Leys, Underdevelopment in Kenya: the political economy of neo-colonialism, 1961-1974, London, 1975] Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics 16, 2, 212-221.

1982 Equity, Growth and the state. Review of Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Incomes, Prices and Conditions of Service [The Riddell Report]. Africa. 52, 3, 114-120. Special Issue. Past and Present in Zimbabwe. ISSN 0001-9720.

1983 The World Bank and Nigeria’s ‘green revolution’: a review. Review Of African Political Economy 27-28, 192-196.

1984 G. Williams, Nigeria’s ‘green revolution’. Review Of African Political Economy 27/28, 192-194. ISSN 0305-6244

1985 Response. 120-121. To Ahmed Gurnah, Whither paradigm, review of Chris Allen and Gavin Williams, eds. Sub-Saharan Africa. 116-121,

1987 Primitive accumulation: the way to progress? Development and Change, 18, 638-659. ISSN 0012-115X

1987  Lionel Cliffe, Pepe Roberts, Alfred Zack-Williams  and Gavin Williams. ‘News and Notes’. Polish-Soviet Conference on ‘Prospects for African Development’. Review Of African Political Economy 40, 117-119.

1988 Celebrating the Freedom Charter. Review of J. Cronin and R. Suttner, Thirty Years of the The Freedom Charter, Ravan Press, Johannesburg, 1986 Transformation 6, 73-86. ISSN 0258-7696

1988 Transformation: critical perspectives on South Africa. Social Dynamics 14 (1) 1988, 57-65. ISSN 0253-3952 0253-3952

1995 Review of P.Gibbon, K. Havnevik, and K. Hermele, A Blighted Harvest: the World Bank and African agriculture in the 1980s. London 1993, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 13, 2, 1995. 287-291. ISSN 0258-9001

2000 Review of Doctrines of Development, by M.P. Cowen and R.W. Shenton, Routledge 1996. Review Of African Political Economy. 83. 147-148.

2007 Review of Michael Wolfers, Thomas Hodgkin – Wandering Scholar, Balliol College Annual Record. 41-43.

1982 Chris Allen and Gavin Williams, eds, Sociology of Developing Societies: Sub-Saharan Africa. Introduction, pp. xv-xxi. Introductions to Parts: I. Colonialism and class formation, pp. 1-2; II. Gender, Production and Politics, pp. 41-42; III Peasants, Poverty and Patrona, pp. 67-68; IV. Prophets, Priests and Rebels, pp. 93-94; V. The Urban Poor, pp. 121-124; VI. African Bourgeosies, pp. 155-160.

1986 Guest Editor, Rural Africana, 25-26, Introduction: farmers, herders and the state, 1-10.

2008   Introduction. To Stanley Trapido ‘South Africa in a comparative study of industrialization’, Journal of Development Studies.7, 3, 1970, 309-320In C. van Onselen and I. Phimister, In Commemoration of Stanley Trapido. Historia, 53, 1, (12-23), 10-11. ISSN 0018-229X

1982 Ruth First: a preliminary biography. Review of African Political Economy, 25, 54-65.

Extended and translated as Bibliografia delle opera di Ruth First. In Ruth First: alle radici dell’apartheid. A cure di Anna Maria Gentili, Fondazione internatizionale Lelio Basso. Francesco Angeli, Milano, 1984, pp. 211-218.*