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Listening to Africa - Developing Africa from the Grassroots (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R2,366
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Listening to Africa - Developing Africa from the Grassroots (Hardcover, New): Pierre Pradervand

Listening to Africa - Developing Africa from the Grassroots (Hardcover, New)

Pierre Pradervand

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For the past 15 years, Africa has seen remarkable change. New energies, new experiences, a burst of creativity, a courage defying explanation are being manifested by millions of people. Especially in the villages, a silent revolution is underway that is changing the continent's developmental landscape. In tropical Africa, literally millions of farmers have moved to take the future into their own hands and to reclaim the self-reliance that was theirs until the disruption of colonial occupation and the post-independence era of rapid modernization. As a result of the tens of thousands of small village projects that they have initiated, these farmers are improving their living conditions.

Because most people outside of Africa know little of these changes, Pradervand has written of a grassroots revolution which could be the greatest sign of hope for Africa today. This unique study, the outgrowth of his four and one-half month, 14,000 kilometer trip through 111 villages in Senegal, Mali, Burkina, Faso, Zimbabwe, and Kenya topples many stereotypes and offers a hopeful view of African development. It describes the numerous self-help projects initiated by peasant farmers including the creating of original savings schemes, the invention of new food storage systems, the distribution of family planning information, the setting up of barter exchanges, the organization of centers for traditional medicine, and the building of indigenous farmers' organizations. The book also lays great emphasis on the cultural dimensions of development and how peasant-farmers are stressing the need to return to their own cultural roots.


Imprint: Praeger Publishers Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 1989
First published: December 1989
Authors: Pierre Pradervand
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 250
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-275-93389-0
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > General
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > General
LSN: 0-275-93389-X
Barcode: 9780275933890

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