Set off on a journey rich in aromas and flavours in late 19th century Africa up to the African States gaining their independence in 1950! This well-illustrated book retraces the golden age of colonial plants and their significance in African countries until recent times.
The combination of photographs and poetic impressions in this book testifies to the wealth and diversity of trade generated by African markets, watches them as they come alive or unravel, and punctuates an itinerary of traveller, guide or storyteller.
Astonishing similarities can be drawn between rice growers in Asia and the worker in Brazilian citrus orchards, between women farm labourers in Peru and the Burkina cotton farmer - the harshness of the work but also the pride of a lifeblood trade.
Milk of cities or milk of fields, milk of bush or milk of steppe, milk of mountains, but also milk of the rich or milk of the poor: this book invites you to journey among the people of milk, wherever they may be.