The Rift Valley Review is a planned annual publication of the Rift Valley Institute. It will cover policy, research, arts, culture and local knowledge in the countries of Eastern and Central Africa. The Review will appear in print and digital editions. Advance articles can be found here: ‘My feudal childhood: A personal history' by Tafari Wossen; 'Why is the Horn Different?’ by Christopher Clapham; 'A Dinka Moral World' by Zoe Cormack; and 'The fate of Ngungdeng’s dang' by Douglas H. Johnson.