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Leaf Of Allah : Khat Agricultural Transformation In Harerge Ethiopia 1875-1991 (Eastern African Studies) ebook

by Ezekiel Gebissa


1875-1991(Eastern African Studies) Paperback – March 29, 2004

Leaf Of Allah: Khat & Agricultural Transformation In Harerge Ethiopia 1875-1991(Eastern African Studies) Paperback – March 29, 2004. by. Ezekiel Gebissa (Author). James Quirin in the JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORY In Leaf of Allah, the first social and economic history of Khat in Ethiopia and surrounding lands of which I am aware, Gebissa explores the dramatic growth in its production, and its impact on the region where it is grown. In the process, he has immersed himself not just in the literature but also in the lives of Harerge farmers and traders, producing a book that is constantly fascinating.

Ezakiel Gebissa's book is a fresh contribution to Ethiopian agrarian studies and opens a. .The Leaf of Allah consists of ten chapters. It is one of the best introductions to khat and agrarian political economy in the Harar region.

Ezakiel Gebissa's book is a fresh contribution to Ethiopian agrarian studies and opens a new chapter on commercialization and rural development debates. The author, a historian, attempts to map the ways in which commercialization of khat in the Horn of Africa transformed the agrarian economy of the Harar region in eastern Ethiopia. The introductory chapter provides an essential historical context and a preface to regional culture focused on khat consumption.

Despite the past and present significance of qat in the Horn of Africa, Ezekiel Gebissa's monograph is the first on the topic in Ethiopian studies, and it makes a novel and welcome contribution to the historiography.

In: International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 23, 2005, p. 177-180.

KHAT IS A QUASI-LEGAL PSYCHOACTIVE SHRUB, produced and marketed in the province of Harerge, Ethiopia, and widely consumed . Leaf of Allah : Khat and Agricultural Transformation in Harerge, Ethiopia, 1875-1991.

KHAT IS A QUASI-LEGAL PSYCHOACTIVE SHRUB, produced and marketed in the province of Harerge, Ethiopia, and widely consumed throughout Northeast Africa.

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Leaf of Allah examines why farming families shifted from cultivating coffee and food crops to growing khat. Khat is a quasi-legal psychoactive shrub, produced and marketed in the province of Harerge, Ethiopia, and widely consumed throughout Northeast Africa. In the late nineteenth century the main cash crop of Harerge was coffee. Leaf of Allah examines why farming families shifted from cultivating coffee and food crops to growing khat. Demographic, market, and political factors facilitated the emergence of khat as Harerge’s leading agricultural commodity.

KHAT IS A QUASI-LEGAL PSYCHOACTIVE SHRUB, produced and marketed in the province of Harerge, Ethiopia, and widely consumed throughout Northeast Africa. In the late nineteenth century the main cash crop of Harerge was coffee. Leaf of Allah examines why farming families shifted from cultivating coffee and food crops to growing khat. Demographic, market, and political factors facilitated the emergence of khat as Harerge's leading agricultural commodity. This development increased the scale of unofficial cross-border trade in consumer goods. This study explores the consequences of the new cash crop for the regional economy as a whole, for farmer-state relations, for the nature and balance of local social relations, as well as for Harerge's physical, socioeconomic, and political landscapes.
Leaf Of Allah : Khat  Agricultural Transformation In Harerge Ethiopia 1875-1991 (Eastern African Studies) ebook
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