Category Archives: Ethnicity

Sahelian City-States in the Western Sahel: Part 2

Recent and ongoing events in the Sahel by way of food crises, religiously based conflict, ethnically based conflict, and military coups are intertwined.  They are the most recent iterations of  interdependent political, economic, religious, social, and cultural changes that have … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-North, Africa-West, Agriculture, Arab traders, Caravan routes, Colonialism, Ethnicity, History, Ivory, Niger River, Religion, Sahel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 42,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-General, City States, Colonialism, Ethnicity, Food, Race, Richard Burton | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Taste of 2012 – Top Posts Favor Colonial Era; Food; Ancient Egypt

2012 was an excellent year for blogging.  Daily reads ranged between 200 and 300, with a few entries going over 500.  Readers were most interested in posts that stress the colonial era of African history, together with wildlife, traditional farming … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-Central, Africa-General, Africa-West, Agriculture, Burundi, Caravan routes, Colonialism, Contract-Farming, David Livingstone, Egypt-Ancient, Ethnicity, Food, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika2, Indigenous crops & medicinal plants, Lake Tanganyika, Organic Gardenig, Research & Development, Stanley and Livingstone, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Collecting Data without a Theory – Colonizers in India

Last weekend I came across the following in an introduction to a Nineteenth Century ‘Ethnographic Survey’ of India.  The fact that the author’s selection and organization of ‘the facts’ in itself constitutes an act of ‘theorizing ‘ is not recognized; his ‘social … Continue reading

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Posted in Colonialism, Ethnicity, Ethnography, India, Race, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Originally posted on Mathilda's Anthropology Blog.:
Warning! This post contains a lot of images of dead people. I’ve edited out the scarier ones, but it’s not for the squeamish. Fairly recently, a very well qualified lady called Joann Fletcher carried…

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Inventing Ethnicity; Imagining Agriculture: The ‘Tribes’ of Ham and the ‘Primitive’ Crops of Africa

Also see: Race from a local perspective: 19th and 14th Centuries                    Ethnic Psudo-histories of Central Africa – Tribes of Ham Again 2 Updating blog. One of the most bedevilling aspects of colonial and post-colonial African history and development that continues … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-Central, Africa-General, Agriculture, Colonialism, Dark Continent, Ethnicity, European explorers, Explorers & exploration, History-General, John Hanning Speke, Race | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

Making an Organic Slurry with goat dung Pt.2

Claudia, who is working with farmers in Mozambique,  is a reader of this blog and asked for more information on Making a slurry of goat dung.  So here is a bit more information and a couple of pictures of the … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-General, Agriculture, Appropriate technology, companion planting, Contract-Farming, Cuisine, Ethnicity, Food, Gardens, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika2, Kenya Embassy, Livestock, sukuma wiki, ugali | 1 Comment