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An interesting account of the development of the uranium market and the impact of uranium mining on the health and envronment in Africa Questions the development of the nucreality of uranium in the mining process A good work of economic and social history if a bit dense in spots. (Read) ⚟ Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade ⚤ Uranium from Africa has long been a major source of fuel for nuclear power and atomic weapons, including the bomb dropped on Hiroshima In , after the infamous yellow cake from Niger, Africa suddenly became notorious as a source of uranium, a component of nuclear weapons But did that admit Niger, or any of Africa s other uranium producing countries, to the select society of nuclear states Does uranium itself count as a nuclear thing In this book, Gabrielle Hecht lucidly probes the question of what it means for something a state, an object, an industry, a workplace to be nuclear Hecht shows that questions about being nuclear a state that she calls nuclearity lie at the heart of today s global nuclear order and the relationships between developing nations often former colonies and nuclear powers often former colonizers Hecht enters African nuclear worlds, focusing on miners and the occupational hazard of radiation exposure Could a mine be a nuclear workplace if as in some South African mines its radiation levels went undetected and unmeasured With this book, Hecht is the first to put Africa in the nuclear world, and the nuclear world in Africa By doing so, she remakes our understanding of the nuclear age