One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way One plastic bag became two Then ten Then a hundred The bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads Water pooled in them, br

Swing Time

Two brown girls dream of being dancers but only one, Tracey, has talent The other has ideas about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, about what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free It s a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early t

Shady Practices: Agroforestry and Gender Politics in The Gambia

Shady Practices is a revealing analysis of the gendered political ecology brought about by conflicting local interests and changing developmental initiatives in a West African village Between 1975 and 1985, while much of Africa suffered devastating drought conditions, Gambian women farmers succeede

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa: A History of Globalization in Niumi, the Gambia

Wright emphasizes how a steady widening of Niumi s world and its relationships with world systems over the last seven or eight centuries has affected the lives of people living there In addition to covering the standard elements of economic, social, and political history, he has incorporated newer

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

For the first 5,000 copies of The Blue Sweater purchased, a 15 donation per book will be made to Acumen Fund, a nonprofit that invests in transformative businesses to solve the problems of poverty The Blue Sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spe

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This book provides an account of significant political developments in a small West African country, The Gambia, about which such information is not readily available It is a robustly written account of the very fluid politics of The Gambia over the last ten years since the coup that ousted Preside