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- DescriptionThis book tells the story of George Monbiot's journeys among some of the tribal peoples of East Africa, showing how they are confronting the forces which threaten to deprive both them and us of the life that civilization has tried to suppress. In rthern Kenya he saw how bandits, equipped by the corrupt governments of both Kenya itself and some of its neighbours, have been massacring the mads, driving the survivors into famine zones where first the cattle then the humans die. Further south he watched the open savannahs on which the mads rely being divided up and reduced by ploughing. But he also saw that the mads of East Africa are finding ways to survive. All mads are opportunists, and the adaptability, the cultural flexibility that opportunism demands means that they are possibly better equipped than any other of the world's traditional peoples to withstand dramatic change.
- Author BiographyGeorge Monbiot is the author of The Age of Consent: a manifesto for a new world order and Captive State: the corporate takeover of Britain. His other books include Poisoned Arrows and Amazon Watershed. He is a columnist for The Guardian and Visiting Professor of Planning at Oxford Brookes University. He has held visiting professorships or fellowships at the universities of Oxford (environmental policy), Bristol (philosophy), Keele (politics) and East London (environmental science).
- Author(s)George Monbiot
- PublisherGreen Books
- Date of Publication01/01/2003
- SubjectTravel Writing
- Place of PublicationTotnes
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintGreen Books
- Content Note31 b&w photos
- Weight271 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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