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The World and a Very Small Place in Africa: A History of Globalization in Niumi, the Gambia, Second Edition (Sources and Studies in World History)

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ISBN13: 9780765610089
ISBN10: 0765610086
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Focusing on Niumi, a small settlement at the mouth of the Gambia River in West Africa, Donald Wright provides a fascinating insight into the effects of globalization on a small African country, and places these events into deep historical context. Combining his own personal experiences with on-site historical research, Wright shows how rapidly changes are taking place even on a distant edge of the world economy. This new revised edition places greater emphasis on Niumi's relations with world systems and the steady change its residents have experienced as part of this process. Written in clear, accessible prose, and drawing on archival and oral traditions, "The World and a Very Small Place in Africa connects world history with real people on a local level.

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meyerg58, October 13, 2008 (view all comments by meyerg58)
While only 65 pages into, The World and a Very Small Place in Africa, I am more intrigued by world history than I have ever been by a standard textbook. The book creates a relationship between the reader and the people of Niumi. While Wright examines the world system and its everchanging conditions, he continues to bring you back to the homeland at the mouth of the Gambia River. The constant back and forth keeps the reader interested because as you read what is going on in Europe you want to get quickly back the Niumi to see how it is being affected. I am gaining as much knowledge from this page turner as I did from 700 pages of my classroom text.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765610089
Publisher:
M.E. Sharpe
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Author:
Wright, Donald R.
Subject:
Africa, West
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Niumi (Kingdom)
Subject:
Globalization - Africa
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Sources and Studies in World History
Publication Date:
February 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.37x6.77x.86 in. 1.11 lbs.

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History and Social Science » World History » Africa

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