The World and a Very Small Place in Africa

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa : A History of Globalization in Niumi, the Gambia

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Focusing on Niumi, a small settlement at the mouth of a river in the Gambia, this book provides an insight into the effects of globalization on this small African country, and places these events into deep historical more

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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 151.89 x 234.19 x 28.19mm | 653.17g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • M.E. Sharpe
  • Armonk, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • photographs, maps, bibliography, index
  • 0765610078
  • 9780765610072

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""In revising and updating this work, Donald Wright has done the seemingly impossible: he has significantly improved what I have long considered the best teaching book on Africa. Extensively researched, analytic, and inter-disciplinary in approach, the book is equally suited for first-year World or African History surveys, upper level West African classes, and graduate courses on the Atlantic. Extensive interviews done in 2003 give a poignant immediacy to the book, and the photographs and maps match the text well, promoting further understanding among readers who are unfamiliar with the area."show more

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