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Shady Practices: Agroforestry and Gender Politics in the Gambia
Richard A. Schroeder
0520222334
October 1999
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Book Description
Shady Practices is a revealing analysis of the gendered political ecology brought about by conflicting local interests and changing developmental initiatives in a West African village. Between 1975 and 1985, while much of Africa suffered devastating drought conditions, Gambian women farmers succeeded in establishing hundreds of lucrative communal market gardens. In less than a decade, the women's incomes began outstripping their husbands' in many areas, until a shift in development policy away from gender equity and toward environmental concerns threatened to do away with the social and economic gains of the garden boom. Male landholders joined forestry personnel in attempts to displace the gardens and capture women's labor for the irrigation of male-controlled tree crops.
This carefully documented...


Performing Africa
Paulla A. Ebron
0691074895
September 1, 2002
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Caroline Bledsoe , Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
[Tackles] provocative subjects with confidence and insight, and with such impressive control over so many scholarly domains.

Review
Caroline Bledsoe Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute : [Tackles] provocative subjects with confidence and insight, and with such impressive control over so many scholarly domains.

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The World and a Very Small Place in Africa
Donald R. Wright
0765610078
Feb 2004
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Insight Gambia & Senegal
Insight Publications
0887296718
January 1998
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The Rough Guide to The Gambia 1 (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
ROUGH GUIDES
184353083X
December 22, 2003
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The World and a Very Small Place in Africa
Donald R. Wright
0765610086
Feb 2004
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Historical Dictionary of the Gambia
Arnold Hughes
0810836602
November 1999
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Book Description
Like its two predecessors, this edition looks at The Gambia's history from precolonial times to the present. It includes entries on significant persons, places and events, institutions and parties, and various political, economic and social aspects. It provides a longer chronology, a more probing introduction, and expanded and additional entries. An extended bibliography takes into account new scholarship and publications.

About the Author
Arnold Hughes, until recently Director of the Centre of West African Studies at The University of Birmingham, has specialized in the study of the more recent political history of The Gambia and written numerous articles and book chapters on the domestic politics and external relations of The Gambia. Harry A. Gailey, a professor and...


A Political History of the Gambia, 1816-1994
Arnold Hughes
1580462308
Oct 2006
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Book Description
A Political History of The Gambia: 1816-1994 is the first complete account of the political history of the former British West African dependency to be written. It makes use of much hitherto unconsulted or unavailable British and Gambian official and private documentary sources, as well as interviews with many Gambian politicians and former British colonial officials. The first part of the book charts the origins and characteristics of modern politics in colonial Bathurst (Banjul) and its expansion into the Gambian interior (Protectorate) in the two decades after World War II. By independence in 1965, older urban-based parties in the capital had been defeated by a new, rural-based political organisation, the People's Progressive Party (PPP). The second part of the book analyzes the means by which the PPP, under...


Memoirs of the Maelstrom: A Senegalese Oral History of the First World War
Joe Lunn
0325001383
October 1999
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Review
“...a strikingly original project accomplished by an author who has thought deeply about the methodology of oral history, and the frank account of the nature of French rule is shocking. Rarely do we have a fully reliable account of colonialism as seen by the colonized, and Joe Lunn's book provides an authoritative and engaging account.”–French Colonial Historical Society
“The use of the oral histories allows the author to add a new important dimension to the discussion of military recruitment, training, war time service, and repatriation....Because of its inclusion of African voices and African memories, Lunn's work makes an original and important contribution to the literature on a whole range of topics.”–James F. Searing, Professor of History, University of Illinois, Chicago
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Our Grandmothers' Drums: A Portrait of Rural African Life & Culture
Mark Hudson
0805016201


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From Publishers Weekly
Hudson, a young Englishman, spent 14 months in a village in Gambia. He originally intended only to observe the community, but as time passed, he became an active participant in the rituals of a people who inhabit termite-infested huts, live near dangerous bush and are entirely reliant on an annual rainy season for survival. PW called this a "perceptive first book." Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Memoirs of the Maelstrom: A Senegalese Oral History of the First World War
Joe Lunn
0325001391
October 1999
Hardcover
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Review
“...a strikingly original project accomplished by an author who has thought deeply about the methodology of oral history, and the frank account of the nature of French rule is shocking. Rarely do we have a fully reliable account of colonialism as seen by the colonized, and Joe Lunn's book provides an authoritative and engaging account.”–French Colonial Historical Society
“The use of the oral histories allows the author to add a new important dimension to the discussion of military recruitment, training, war time service, and repatriation....Because of its inclusion of African voices and African memories, Lunn's work makes an original and important contribution to the literature on a whole range of topics.”–James F. Searing, Professor of History, University of Illinois, Chicago
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Historical Dictionary of the Gambia (African Historical Dictionaries)
Harry A. Gailey
0810820013


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Book Description
Like its two predecessors, this edition looks at The Gambia's history from precolonial times to the present. It includes entries on significant persons, places and events, institutions and parties, and various political, economic and social aspects. It provides a longer chronology, a more probing introduction, and expanded and additional entries. An extended bibliography takes into account new scholarship and publications. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Arnold Hughes, until recently Director of the Centre of West African Studies at The University of Birmingham, has specialized in the study of the more recent political history of The Gambia and written numerous articles and book chapters on the domestic politics and external relations...


Gambia
Craig Emms
1841620408
January 2002
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Book Description
Offers a wide range of hotels and restaurants is detailed, plus sandy beaches, music and dance. Plenty of information is provided on the ecology and wildlife of The Gambia, especially the superb birdwatching opportunities.


The Gambia;: Its history, ancient, mediaeval, and modern, together with its geographical, geological, and ethnographical conditions, and a description of the birds, beasts, and fishes found therein
Henry Fenwick Reeve
0837114497


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Economic Recovery in Gambia: Insights for Adjustment in Sub-Saharan Africa
Malcolm F. McPherson (Editor)
0674229754
August 1996
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Book Description
In the 1980s, world recession, drought, civil conflict, and other forces brought major economic upheaval to the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. Most of the early efforts by governments to stabilize their economies met with little success, but The Gambia was an exception. In 1985 the government introduced the Economic Recovery Program, one of the most sweeping reform programs attempted on the continent. The economy quickly stabilized, with the rate of inflation falling to below ten percent and the overall balance of payments in surplus for the first time since the early 1970s. Economic Recovery in The Gambia examines The Gambia's success in depth. It analyzes a wide range of policy reforms-exchange rates, taxation, foreign debt, agriculture, state-owned enterprises, customs inspection-and in each case, the authors...


Oral Traditions from the Gambia
Donald Wright
0896800849


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Growth in Senegal: A Lost Opportunity
Jean-Claude Berthelemy
9264154094
January 1997
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Book Description
Senegal emerged from colonialism with a positive potential for growth. If it is already difficult to analyze why countries experience dynamic growth, it is even more so to show how the opposite occurred. Precisely such an analysis has been undertaken in this book. This study demonstrates how early promise turned into lost opportunities and how the country came to rely on aid instead of investment. The authors demonstrate the importance of a functioning financial sector which, in Senegal, degenerated, rather than grew in line with development expectations and needs. Drawing on their analysis, they make a number of policy recommendations, demonstrating that all is not yet lost for Senegal, but that some radical adjustments need to and can be made.


The Political Economy of Senegal Under Structural Adjustment
Christopher L. Delgado (Editor)
0275935256
March 1991
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Review
“This book is a welcome addition to a growing literature that critically assesses the structural adjustment initiatives of the IMF. While its conclusion is pessimistic, it strikes an admirable balance between the tendency to condemn the IMF unconditionally and the equally untenable conclusion of many observers that incumbent elites alone hold the key to progress.”–Studies in Comparative International Development

Book Description
Senegal, one of Africa's few civilian-ruled countries, offers insight into the process of national development. Sixteen essays address the interplay between economic and political forces shaping the destiny of this major African nation. This interdisciplinary approach to development is built around two main themes. One, external economic events...


The Gambia Colony and Protectorate; An Official Handbook (Library of African Study)
FRANCES ARCHER
0714611395
October 20, 1967
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Book Description
Comprises a broad history of the Gambia, followed by extensive practical and statistical information. First published in 1906, it remains a source of historical data and interest.


Black Genesis: African Roots : A Voyage from Juffure, the Gambia, Through Mandingo Country to the Slave Port of Dakar, Senegal
Jurgen Vollmer
0312083130


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Population Dynamics of Senegal
Committee on Population
0309052807
June 1995
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