Basil Davidson, 6 March 1997
Show More Fighting for the Rainforest: War, Youth and Resources in Sierra Leone by Paul Richards.
James Currey/Heinemann, 182 pp., £35, November 1996, 0 85255 397 8Show More
A Claim to Land by the River: A Household in Senegal 1720-1994 by Adrian Adams and Jaabe So.
Oxford, 300 pp., £50, October 1996, 0 19 820191 5Show More
“... either. ‘All the big schemes for helping Africa’s pastoralist peoples,’ the ecologist P.W.T. Baxter has recently said, ‘have turned into expensive failures.’ But, while Jaabe So and his associates have shown that useful success can be achieved with modest schemes of irrigation, the Senegalese administration, true to form, has wished to think and act ...”