Environment and Identity Politics in Colonial Africa: Fulani by Emmanuel Mbah

By Emmanuel Mbah

Economic, political, and ethnic favoritism are universal issues within the historiography of colonial Africa. Land possession and keep an eye on, and the talents of the respective landscapes to maintain Africa’s turning out to be inhabitants amidst the throes of weather swap, have created recurrent id crises all through Africa.

The book’s chapters increase the dialogue on recurrent environmental concerns, the issues of contested possession of land, autochthonism in addition to the interplay and mixing of alternative cultures in a constrained geographical house. The research highlights a missed element of the historical past of Fulani migrations in West Africa - the colonial extension of the Fulani into the Southern Cameroons (the Fulani as a bunch didn't exist within the zone sooner than 1916). for that reason the advent of the Fulani within the sector, at a time while ethnic affinities and keep watch over over land had already crystallized, ended in difficulties of a much broader value which have been conscientiously and meticulously addressed during this ebook.

Environment and id Politics in Colonial Africa makes an immense contribution to colonial African historiography. it will likely be of curiosity to scholars and students of recent Africa, African Environmental heritage and Colonial History

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