This is an important and informative work by one of the acknowledged leaders in the field.
Its synthesis of the literature on pastoralist societies presents a clear discussion of their importance for African societies.
It will be widely read and used by scholars and practitioners concerned with Africa's livestock keeping people.
It draws on some of the most current literature on pastoralist societies in Africa - highlighting both the similarities and differences between them. Katherine Homewood is Professor of Anthropology at University College, London North America: Ohio U Press; South Africa: Unisa Press (PB)