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Leaf of Allah: Khat & Agricultural Transformation in Harerge, Ethiopia, 1875-1991 (Eastern African Studies)

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KHAT IS A QUASI-LEGAL PSYCHOACTIVE SHRUB, produced and marketed in the province of Harerge, Ethiopia, and widely consumed throughout Northeast Africa. In the late nineteenth century the main cash crop of Harerge was coffee. Leaf of Allah examines why farming families shifted from cultivating coffee and food crops to growing khat. Demographic, market, and political factors facilitated the emergence of khat as Harerge's leading agricultural commodity. This development increased the scale of unofficial cross-border trade in consumer goods. This study explores the consequences of the new cash crop for the regional economy as a whole, for farmer-state relations, for the nature and balance of local social relations, as well as for Harerge's physical, socioeconomic, and political landscapes.

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worke, February 28, 2007 (view all comments by worke)
I read it first, thinking that it is simply for a leasure reading. Afterwards, It is a book full of throbing information not about a single region-Harerge, country-Ethiopia but it is a landmark on the subject matter of socio-economic transformation triggered by not a single agricultural commodity-Khat but by the powerful currents of chains of events and milstones occured in a historical voyage of a people. It provides a framework for real researchers on similar themes and topics in any corner of the glob. Yideliwo Wudasse Le Ezekiel Gebissa.
Gellettomma!!

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ISBN:
9780821415603
Other:
Gebissa, Ezekiel
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Author:
Gebissa, Ezekiel
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
World History-Africa
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Eastern African Studies
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.50x5.48x.64 in. .62 lbs.

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