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Catching History by the Tail: Colonial Non-Fiction, Atavism, and the Crisis of Modernity in Kenya

Peter Leman

in Singing the Law: Oral Jurisprudence and the Crisis of Colonial Modernity in East African Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621136
eISBN:
9781800341227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621136.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines colonial responses to African oral jurisprudence as it interacted with laws that recast resistance to colonialism as evidence of an African crisis of modernity. The origins of ... More


Kenyan Reactance: Kenyatta, Huxley, wa Thiong'o

in Between Rites and Rights: Excision in Women's Experiential Texts and Human Contexts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756877
eISBN:
9780804768375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756877.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Culture is not an inborn destiny but a human artifact that can be reshaped. When culture is threatened to the core by outside forces, a phenomenon called “reactance” may arise. The cult of culture ... More


Jomo Kenyatta, Louis Leakey, and the Counter-Insurgency System

Montgomery McFate

in Military Anthropology: Soldiers, Scholars and Subjects at the Margins of Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190680176
eISBN:
9780190943059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680176.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Jomo Kenyatta, who held a PhD in Anthropology from the London School of Economics, became the first president of Kenya. Kenyatta successfully employed his knowledge of anthropology – the so-called ... More


Kenyatta’s Lament: The Transformation of Ritual Ideologies in Colonial Kenya

Robert W. Blunt

in For Money and Elders: Ritual, Sovereignty, and the Sacred in Kenya

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226655611
eISBN:
9780226655895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226655895.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Two shows how a complex colonial social field emerged in ostensibly “Kikuyu” areas of Kenya under indirect rule. This field remade elders into “traditional” authorities tasked with governing ... More


Old Age and Money: The General Numismatics of Independent Kenya

Robert W. Blunt

in For Money and Elders: Ritual, Sovereignty, and the Sacred in Kenya

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226655611
eISBN:
9780226655895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226655895.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Four tracks how earlier transformations of Kikuyu notions of elderhood became generalized in the national imagination after independence. The chapter argues that in an effort to put Mau Mau’s ... More


“No Innocents and No Onlookers”:: The Uses of the Past in the Novels of Mau Mau

Eleni Coundouriotis

in The People’s Right to the Novel: War Fiction in the Postcolony

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262335
eISBN:
9780823266357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262335.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a reading of the novels of Mau Mau, focusing extensively on the early fiction of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Godwin Wachira’s seminal Ordeal in the Forest, among others. The novels are ... More


Nothing More Serious: Mortgaging and Struggles over Ancestral Land

Parker Shipton

in Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter explores the encounters between claims made to land and positions on land that others associate with their deceased forebears. It looks at the case of Luo, for example, where during Jomo ... More


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