Colonial and post-colonial irrigation efforts in the Office du Niger, Inner Delta of the Niger, 1900-2000

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Abstract

From the air one sees that civilization is order: a pattern imposed upon a shaggy landscape. To some extent it is simply straight lines. [...] we came suddenly to a patch of squares, as if we had an aerial view of the Red Queen’s chess-board. The landscape had been laid out with a ruler, it was patterned with black and green rectangles, streaked by lines and dotted with neat toy compounds. [...] This was the Mwea-Teberre irrigation scheme, lying on the plains south-east of Mt. Kenya.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA History of Water
Subtitle of host publicationWater and Climate Change: Vol. 3: Water and Food
EditorsT. Tvedt, T. Oestigaard
PublisherI.B. Tauris & Company
Pages231- 250
Volume3
ISBN (Print)978-178076871-7
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameA History of Water: Water and Climate Change
Volume3

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