By A. Adu Boahen
This background bargains with the twenty-year interval among 1880 and 1900, whilst almost all of Africa used to be seized and occupied through the Imperial Powers of Europe. Eurocentric issues of view have ruled the research of this period, yet during this booklet, one in all Africa’s major historians reinterprets the colonial studies from the point of view of the colonized.
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Wellard (eds) Cultivating Knowledge (London: Intermediate Technology Press); Jusu, Management of Genetic Variability in Rice. 47. , ‘Evidence for the emergence of new rice types’. 48. , ‘Robustness and strategies of adaptation’. 49. F. ). 50. ’ 51. ‘Food sovereignty’ was a term ﬁrst proposed by Via Campesina, a global alliance for small-scale farming, in 1996: M. E. Martinez-Torres and P. Rosset (2010) ‘La Via Campesina: The birth and evolution of a transnational movement’ Journal of Peasant Studies, 37 (1), 159.
These are rices referred to by the collective name pa disi. Sometimes an ethnic qualiﬁer is attached – disi Temne, disi Kono (disi rice from Temne country, disi rice from Kono). 49 He thought it was named in honour of the District Commissioner, a personage he presumed to have been active in its introduction. ‘Pa’ is, in fact, a noun classiﬁer in Temne. The class contains two key staple food grains of the Temnespeaking region – rice and ‘hungry rice’ (Digitaria exilis), the latter once widely grown as a hunger breaker crop because of its earliness.
28 Rice as Commodity and Anti-Commodity 44. J. R. Walsh (2001) Wide Crossing: The West Africa Rice Development Association in Transition, 1985–2000 (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, Limited). 45. E. Nuijten, R. van Treuren, P. C. Struik, A. Mokuwa, F. Okry, B. Teeken et al. (2009) ‘Evidence for the emergence of new rice types of interspeciﬁc hybrid origin in West African farmers’ ﬁelds’. PLoS ONE 4(10): e7335. 0007335 46. C. Longley and P. Richards (1999) ‘Farmer innovation and local knowledge in Sierra Leone’ in K.
African Perspectives on Colonialism by A. Adu Boahen