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A Claim to Land by the River: A Household in Senegal, 1720-1994

Adrian Adams and Jaabe So

Abstract

In the early part of the 18th century, Jaabe So's ancestors founded a farm on the left bank of the Senegal river. Twenty years ago, So set up an independent farmers' association based among a group of towns along that river. Since then, he and Adrian Adams have spent much of their lives struggling to defend the existence of that association against a state development corporation funded by development aid. This is a narrative of that struggle, placed in the context of three centuries of Senegalese history.

Keywords: Jaabe So, Senegal river, farmers' association, Adrian Adams, development aid, Senegal, history, state development corporation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201915
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201915.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian Adams, author
Fédération des Paysans Organisés du Département de Bakel

Jaabe So, author
Fédération des Paysans Organisés du Département de Bakel

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