Eaters Of The Dry Season: Circular Labor Migration In The West African Sahel, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Eaters Of The Dry Season

Circular Labor Migration In The West African Sahel, 1st Edition

By David Rain

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In this illuminating new work on the geography of poverty, David Rain dispels the notion that relentless human mobility is a byproduct of Western technological advances like superhighways and airports. Instead, it is much older and more deeply ingrained in the human spirit. Every year after the rainy season ends in the arid West African Sahel, hund

Table of Contents

Preface -- 1 The Changing World of Cin Rani -- 2 The Walked-Across Land -- 3 Land-Use Change Along the Environmental Margin -- 4 From Caravan to Bush Taxi -- 5 A Population in Motion -- 6 Migrants' Livelihoods -- 7 Rural Community Perspectives -- 8 Walking into the Next Century

About the Author

David Rain is a professional geographer living with his family in the Washington DC area. He served in the US Peace Corps in Niger from 1985 to 1987, and in 1997 he earned his Ph.D. from Penn State University. This is his first book.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL053000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / African
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies