Land, Food, Freedom: Struggles for the Gendered Commons in Kenya, 1870 to 2007

by Leigh Brownhill

Paperback, 2009

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Publication

Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press (2009), Edition: First, 350 pages

Description

Using oral histories to tell the stories of 15 uprisings instigated by Kenyan women during the 20th century, Land, Food, Freedom reveals Kenyan women's determination to get back their stolen land from the British colonial power. Local men who collaborated with British colonial officials and settlers found themselves repeatedly challenged by the organisations and actions of these women. In acting against their dispossession, they inspired a different set of men to stand in alliance with them to defend the gendered commons'.'

Original language

English

ISBN

1592216919 / 9781592216918

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294

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