People on the Edge in the Horn
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352 Pages

22.9 x 15.2 cm

16 b/w. 6 line. Illustrations

Imprint: James Currey

People on the Edge in the Horn

Displacement, Land Use and the Environment in the Gedaref Region, Sudan

by Gaim Kibreab

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The author provides evidence to question many common assumptions about land degradation.
What impact do displaced people and refugees have on the place where they eke out a living from resources under pressure? Gaim Kibreab questions the degree of impact on land degradation by war-displaced Eritreans on the Gedaref region of the Sudan. Was land degradation on and around the scheme really due to humans and their livestock?

North America: Africa World Press/Red Sea Press

GAIM KIBREAB retired as Professor of Research and Director of Refugee Studies, School of Law and Social Science, London South Bank University in 2021. He is the author of Eritrea: A Dream Deferred (James Currey, 2009), People on the Edge in the Horn (James Currey, 1996) and The Eritrean National Service (2017).

"...it is one of the best in-depth studies of land use in Africa that I have come across, and it is certainly important to demonstrate in detail how non-demographic factors are the ultimate causes of resource depletion. -" Tim Allen, London School of Economics
"This study is an excellent in depth study of land use and it demonstrates clearly just how non-demographic factors can affect, indeed cause, resource depletion... .This is valuable, useful and an involved work. Gaim Kibreab's final, more optimistic, point deserves to be repeated. The refugees at Qala en Nahal, despite the physical and institutional constraints, have demonstrated extraordinary resilience and abilities to survive, they have found ways of leading a meaningful life. People on the Edge, as Gaim Kibreab hopes, has provided some of the explanations of how they managed to do this. -" Patrick Gilkes, AFRICAN AFFAIRS

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9780852552339

October 1996

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Title Details

352 Pages

2.29 x 1.52 cm

16 b/w. 6 line. Illustrations

Imprint: James Currey