The bush is sweet : identity, power and development among WoDaaBe Fulani in Niger

Upphovsperson: Loftsdóttir, Kristín
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2008
Ämnesord: Ethnic groups, Pastoralists, cultural identity, Ethnicity, Traditional culture, Social change, Social and cultural anthropology, Fula, Niger, Social anthropology/ethnography, Socialantrolopologi/etnografi
In this book Kristín Loftsdóttir gives the reader a highly personal insight into the lives of the Wodaabe nomads of Niger, who are striving to make a living between the bush and the city. Spending nearly two years as a Wodaabe, within a Wodaabe extended family and alternating between the nomadic setting of the bush and the urbanised life-style of the capital, Niamey, she was in a unique position to observe the effects that increasing urbanisation and globalisation, together with the modern tourist industry’s preconceptions and demands, have had on the identity and power relations of the Wodaabe. Interwoven with the abstract scientific observations are the more personal reflections and analyses of a young white woman on living within, and sharing all aspects of, the everyday lives of the Wodaabe with the broad spectrum of reactions which this entails. These sensitively written and honest descriptions, including details of what the author at times experiences as her own shortcomings within her project, give a most interesting dimension to the work not always found in social science studies which means that this book should appeal to a wider readership than might initially be expected.

Pastoralist perspectives in Nigeria : the Fulbe of Udubo Grazing Reserve

Upphovsperson: Gefu, Jerome O.
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1992
Ämnesord: Nigeria, West Africa, Fula, State, Nature reserves, Grazing, Pastoralism, Economic conditions, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
The food and hunger crisis ravaging in many countries in Africa has turned the attention to the production of indigenous livestock. A large part of the African livestock is produced by people who are pastoralists, and any attempt to increase livestock production must be based on an understanding of the pastoralist way of life, and the often unexpected reactions to uniformed government policies. This study covers the Fulbe pastoralists of the Udubo Grazing Reserve in Bauchi state in nothern Nigeria. The author focus is on the description of the livestock systems, and the relationship between the pastoral Fulbe and the government interventions.