Land, Mobility, and Belonging in West Africa Land, Mobility, and Belonging in West Africa : Natives and Strangers Natives and Strangers
Focusing on an area of the savannah in northern Ghana and southwestern Burkina Faso, Land, Mobility, and Belonging in West Africa explores how rural populations have secured, contested, and negotiated access to land and how they have organized their communities despite being constantly on the move as farmers or migrant laborers. Carola Lentz seeks to understand how those who claim native status hold sway over others who are perceived to have come later. As conflicts over land, agriculture, and labor have multiplied in Africa, Lentz shows how politics and power play decisive roles in determining access to scarce resources and in changing notions of who belongs and who is a stranger.
- Electronic book text | 348 pages
- 05 Jul 2013
- Indiana University Press
- United States