African Womanhood in Colonial Kenya 1900-50
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320 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

Series: Eastern African Studies

Imprint: James Currey

African Womanhood in Colonial Kenya 1900-50

by Tabitha Kanogo

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This is the most interesting general Kenyan social history that I have had the pleasure to read for many years. It fills a large gap in the colonial history of Kenyan women as they negotiated changes in the most domestic areas oftheir experience. - John Lonsdale, Trinity College, Cambridge
Within a broad analysis of colonial oppurtunities for physical, social and educational mobility, Kanogo shows how African and British male authorities tried, with uncertain opinions and from different perspectives, to control female initiatives, and how, to very varying degrees, women managed to achieve increasing measures of control over their own lives.

North America: Ohio U Press; Kenya: EAEP
"A most important and readable book, which is meticulously documented and explores the complexity of women's experiences in colonial Kenya. ...A superb study." THE HISTORIAN
"This book is a massive undertaking and will be of interest to scholars in the fields of women, gender and colonialism, Kenyan history, East African history, and colonialism in Africa." CAHIERS D'ETUDES AFRICAINES
"Should appear on the reading lists of scholars of Kenya and of women in Africa." THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORICAL STUDIES

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9780852554456

July 2005

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Title Details

320 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

Series: Eastern African Studies

Imprint: James Currey