This book sketches the emergence and history of Niger, showing how its component societies were influenced by changes in the physical environment, the introduction of beliefs, and patterns of world trade. It presents a sharply drawn portrait of factors shaping the contemporary Sahelian nation.
1. The Sahel and Its People 2. A Historical Background to Contemporary Niger 3. The Nigerien Political System 4. The Nigerien Economy 5. Niger in the World 6. Epilogue: Niger Facing the Future