By Edda L. Fields-Black
Mangrove rice farming on West Africa's Rice Coast used to be the reflect picture of tidewater rice plantations labored by means of enslaved Africans in 18th-century South Carolina and Georgia. This e-book reconstructs the improvement of rice-growing expertise one of the Baga and Nalu of coastal Guinea, starting greater than a millennium earlier than the transatlantic slave alternate. It finds an image of dynamic pre-colonial coastal societies, rather not like the static, homogenous pre-modern Africa of prior scholarship. From its exam of inheritance, innovation, and borrowing, Deep Roots models a concept of cultural swap that encompasses the variety of groups, cultures, and kinds of expression in Africa and the African diaspora.
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Though it is part of the continuum of experimentation and adaptation, coastal technology is both unique to the coastal littoral and distinct from cultivation in uplands and freshwater swamps. Thus, West African farmers’ experimentation in and adaptation to the coastal littoral is an important and unique story. The Rio Nunez Region 31 Though O. glaberrima is indigenous to West Africa, it is not the rice species primarily grown by West African rice farmers today. Oryza sativa—the rice species indigenous to Asia—is.
In the early Old English period, it borrowed a number of words from Greek and Latin related to Christianity. During the Viking conquest, Old English-speakers borrowed a small number of ordinary vocabulary words from Scandinavian languages, even core vocabulary words for body parts, common nouns, and family relationships. During the Norman Conquest, 18 DEEP ROOTS the Old English language borrowed a larger number of French vocabulary words. As opposed to employing commonly used core vocabulary borrowed from the Scandinavians, Old English-speakers borrowed vocabulary words of a cultural, political, and social nature from French-speakers.
Two separate languages are born. A historical linguists’ work can then begin. An explanation of the technical operations of the method follows, drawing on the familiar example of Indo-European languages to demonstrate key concepts of the method. Readers must always keep in mind a principle diﬀerence between Indo-European languages and language groups in Africa and 14 DEEP ROOTS between applying the comparative method of historical linguistics to IndoEuropean languages—as it was initially intended—and applying it to language groups in other areas of the world.
Deep Roots: Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora by Edda L. Fields-Black