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At the Desert's Edge: Oral histories from the Sahel

Nigel Cross, Rhiannon Barker Editors

Report/paper, 248 pages

This book explores the culture, history and environment of the Sahel through the memories and recollections of its people. It draws on interviews, conducted by the voluntary agency SOS Sahel, with over 500 men and women from eight Sahelian countries.
This book provides a valuable source of reference for development workers, teachers and journalists, its blend of stories, anecdotes, opinions and information makes it fascinating reading for anyone interested in Africa and oral history. It is also a moving testimony to the resilience and resourcefulness of the Sahelian people.

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  • IIED code: 8809IIED
  • Published: 1992 - Panos Publications Ltd
  • Theme: Drylands and pastoralism
  • ISBN: 1-87067026-4
  • Language: English

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