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About the author:
1993 the author completed his master degree in the Medditerranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece, in the Department of Renewable Natural Resources.
In 1997, the author migrated to the US where lives with his family.
2003, graduate from Unviersity of Marymount, Department of Computer Science with MS in Software Engineering. Since then the author works as software developer, Engineer and Software Architect.

Born and raised as nomad in a family that rear cattle in Sub-Sahara Africa, the author has extensive insight of the Baggara people of Sudan: their life, culture, traditions and livelihood in relation to the environment in which they live. Baggara culture exceedingly dominated by passion for life, cattle herding, nomadism and love of treks in the wilderness of their natural habitat.

Baggara of Sudan: Culture and Environment
 

Culture, Traditions and Livelihood

Authored by Biraima M Adam

Baggara are legendary nomadic people of Sub Sahara Africa. They inhabit the area historically known as Baggara country between the White Nile and Lake Chad. Baggara people are superb cattle herders, horse riders, and nature's lover. They are great people with unmatched sense of community, family ties, kinship, culture and traditions.


Being nomads, Baggara developed distinctive adjustment to their transhumance life. Ones of their best known adaption are their keen understanding of ecosystems in which they live, they know in very intriguing ways how to figure the right time to treks from one place to another, based on their unmatched knowledge about vegetation, animals sounds and migration, insects appearance or disappearance, and celestial objects movements such as constellation arrangements, stars movements.


This book - Baggara of Sudan: Culture and Environment - is written by first hand Baggara man, the author and it delves deep into behind the scene of Baggara way of life, history, their characters, culture, norms and traditions.


This book is for scholars, readers and students interested in people culture and their way of life, ethnography, traditions, norms and cultures. This book is also a great guide to travelers, source of information for organization working in international arena and layman who want to know about other people life.

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Publication Date:
Oct 30 2012
ISBN/EAN13:
1478242132 / 9781478242130
Page Count:
158
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural




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