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Author Harms, Robert W., 1946-
Title Games against nature : an eco-cultural history of the Nunu of equatorial Africa / Robert Harms.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
1987

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Series Studies in environment and history
Studies in environment and history.
Subject Nunu (African people)
Human ecology -- Congo (Brazzaville)
Description 1 online resource (xi, 276 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-265) and index.
Summary Africa's equatorial rain forests cover an area roughly the size of continental Western Europe, and yet the history of this area remains largely unexplored. Robert Harms makes an important advance in this book toward recovering that history by telling the story of the Nunu, who live in and around the swampy floodplains of the middle Zaire River. A key element in Nunu history has been the small-scale, short-distance migrations that continually led individuals and groups into new micro-environments. When an increasing population impinged upon the limits of available resources in the late eighteenth century, a crisis characterized by drastic change and incessant conflict ensued. The Nunu abandoned their ancestral estates to take up new forms of competition in river towns, causing a conflict of identity which culminated in civil war in the 1960s.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0521343739
9780521343732
9780511584107 (e-book)
0511584105 (e-book)
9780521655354 (pbk.)
OCLC # 57683064
Additional Format Print version: Harms, Robert W., 1946- Games against nature. Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987 0521343739 (DLC) 87011749