Life and Livestock in the Arid Areas of Somiland, 1850’s (via Dianabuja’s Blog)

Another reposting of a blog about the Horn of Africa. The area has always been very marginal and it seems that today’s Experts who are working on the problems in the Horn would benefit by dipping into its history.

Life and Livestock in the Arid Areas of Somiland, 1850's When Burton and Speke travelled in the regions of what today is Somaliland, they discovered  ways of life lived by both pastoralists and livestock that were, to them, unique.  Reasonable responses to aridity formed the context for successful survival.  …In the northern part of the Somali country I never heard of cannibalism, although the Servile tribes will eat birds and other articles of food disdained by Somal of gentle blood.  Lieutenant Spe … Read More

via Dianabuja’s Blog

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About dianabuja

With a group of BaTwa (pygmy) women potters, with whom we've worked to enhance production and sales of their wonderful pots - fantastic for cooking and serving. To see the 2 blogs on this work enter 'batwa pots' into the search engine located just above this picture. Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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2 Responses to Life and Livestock in the Arid Areas of Somiland, 1850’s (via Dianabuja’s Blog)

  1. Pingback: Sheikhs and Sultans of the Swahili ‘City-states’ – What Sir Burton had to Say « Dianabuja's Blog

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