Professor Kate de Luna has a new book out from Yale University's Agrarian Studies Series. Engaging new linguistic evidence and reinterpreting published archaeological evidence, Collecting Food, Cultivating People: Subsistence and Society in Central Africa is a sweeping study that explores the place of bushcraft and agriculture in the precolonial history of south central Africa across nearly three millennia. Contrary to popular conceptions that place farming at the heart of political and social change, political innovation in precolonial African farming societies was actually contingent on developments in hunting, fishing, and foraging, as Professor de Luna reveals in this fascinating study.
Kathryn M. de Luna, Collecting Food, Cultivating People: Subsistence and Society in Central Africa, Yale Agrarian Series, Yale University Press, September 2016.
Congratulations to Professor de Luna!