A claim to land by the river: a household in Senegal, 1720-1994
In the early part of the eighteenth century, Jaabe So's ancestors founded a farm on the left bank of the Senegal river. Twenty years ago, Jaabe So set up an independent farmers' association based among a group of towns along that river. Since then, he and Adrian Adams have spent much of their lives struggling to defend the existence of that association against a state development corporation lavishly funded by development aid. This is a narrative of that struggle, placed in the context of three centuries of Senegalese history. This extraordinary book will be an invaluable reference for those who believe that Africans may yet redeem a future free from the false promises of development, by drawing upon an inherited past.
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By the River c 17201933
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Abdou Diouf acres Adrian Adams Al-Haji Arundu asked Baalu Bacili Bakel area brother Buleeli Denba CFA francs Christian Aid CIDR co-operative communaute rurale crop Dakar debegume dossier Emile Bertin Fanqanne farming groups Fasunte father Federation Federation's Fode French fuel Fula funding Gajaaga gajaba gave Geyi Golomi grain grew groundnuts groupements harvested hectares household hundred kilos irrigated irrigated farming irrigated perimeters Jaabe Jaagili Jaaxo Jallo Jawara jeeri Jules Verne Juumu Kunani Kurjani Lamiina land maize Mamadou Dia Mammadu Denba Manayeli meeting moodi mother Mudeeri OFADEC OMVS organized peasant farmers prefet president pump rain-fed rains rainy season rice Robert Rural Development Saada SAED SAED's Saint-Louis Sanba Sanba Haawa Sanba-Salu Seegankaani Seexu Jomo Senegal River Senegalese sent Seyidu Siixu slaves Soninke sorghum taalibo Tambacounda Tanjigoora technician things Tiyaabu told tons took town tractors tubab Tunka USAID village wanted women Xoje Yafera