Book Launch - Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins
London House, Large Common Room, Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB
Once again, the Horn of Africa has been in the headlines. And once again the news has been bad:drought, famine, conflict, hunger, suffering and death. But the region is not characterised by disaster andcatastrophe. If we shift our gaze from the capital cities to the regional centres and their hinterlands where pastoralists live, then a very different perspective of dynamic change at the margins emerges.
‘Pastoralism and Development in Africa’ reveals a booming livestock export trade; a flourishing private sector; growing investment and expanding towns;and the emergence of a class of entrepreneurs commanding a profitable market. Through twenty detailed empirical chapters, the book highlights diverse pathways of development, going beyond the standard ‘aid’ and ‘disaster’ narratives.
Copies of the book will be available to buy at a discount at the event.
There are limited places available.To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, see http://bit.ly/pastoralism
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