"River Niger, Mali's Heart" by Bernard and Catherine Desjeux Editions Grandvaux
The Niger River is the lifeline for almost one hundred million Africans spread over nine countries. Its inland delta in the heart of Mali, is a fantastic space, shifting border between the Sahara and Sahel. Sacred river, River civilization, river economy, marked by the mythical city of Timbuktu, Djenné, Gao, Mopti, in the capital Bamako..., Niger is now destabilized by human activity overflowing, which may perish by that where it was believed to live. This book offers to understand, through images and text, the logic of this ecosystem and to provide some benchmarks for man to live with nature and not against nature, so that the living river is still a long river of life.