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This extraordinary book is the first to be published about a unique and colourful people the Wodaabe of Niger, in sub-Saharan Africa. The Wodaabe are amongst the last true nomads in Africa, indeed in the world. The landscape in which they live is a harsh one. Between the Sahara desert and the grasslands further south lies a no-man s land, an immense steppe scattered with scrawny bushes and skeletal trees. For nine months of the year hardly a drop of rain falls on this steppe and the harmattan, the hot wind out of the desert ...

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