Race and Politics in Kenya

A Correspondence Between Elspeth Huxley and Margery Perham ; with an Introd. by Lord Lugard

Author: Elspeth Joscelin Grant Huxley,Margery Perham

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780837179148

Category: Indigenous peoples

Page: 302

View: 4076

Posted in Indigenous peoples

Race and Politics in Kenya

A Correspondence Between Elspeth Huxley and Margery Perham

Author: Elspeth Joscelin Grant Huxley,Margery Perham

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indigenous peoples

Page: 302

View: 3790

Posted in Indigenous peoples

Historicizing Colonial Nostalgia

European Women's Narratives of Algeria and Kenya 1900-Present

Author: P. Lorcin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137013044

Category: History

Page: 329

View: 4329

Comparative study of the writings and strategies of European women in two colonies, French Algeria and British Kenya, during the twentieth century. Its central theme is women's discursive contribution to the construction of colonial nostalgia.
Posted in History

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Historiography

Author: William Roger Louis,Alaine M. Low,Nicholas P. Canny,Robin W. Winks

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019820566X

Category: History

Page: 731

View: 9851

This volume explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the 16th and 17th centuries. Included are studies on every country that was substantially affected by British colonial activity.
Posted in History

The White Spaces of Kenyan Settler Writing

A Polemical Bibliography

Author: Terrence L. Craig

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004346511

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 7855

White Spaces lists and places in their historical contexts over 900 texts written by Whites in and about colonial Kenya.
Posted in Literary Criticism

White Women in Fiji, 1835–1930

The Ruin of Empire?

Author: Claudia Knapman

Publisher: University of Queensland Press

ISBN: 1921902388

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8900

First published in 1986, White women in Fiji 1835-1930 : the ruin of empire? challenges assumptions and assertions about the role of European women in multi-racial colonial societies. Claudia Knapman used a combination of interviews, archival and newspaper and other sources to picture the lives of European women in Fiji between the 1830s and 1930s. She offered a new and challenging interpretation of the nature and inter-relationship between racism and sexism in colonial societies. As Knapman points out, gender has been used to argue that racial disharmony came with the presence of foreign women. White women in Fiji’s colonial society were stereotyped as discordant forces in the domestic sphere whereas Knapman shows that their domestic work was crucial to the maintenance of white society. Some writers have argued that European women were responsible for promoting racial tensions in Fiji. Knapman shows that women were no different from men in contact situations and rather than an antagonistic element were crucial to establishing inter-racial relations.
Posted in History

Book Bulletin

Author: San Francisco Public Library

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 3537

Posted in Libraries

The Year Book of World Affairs

Author: George Williams Keeton

Publisher: N.A


Category: International relations

Page: N.A

View: 9421

Posted in International relations

Margery Perham and British Rule in Africa

Author: Mary Bull,Alison Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317727576

Category: History

Page: 243

View: 7468

Margery Perham was an outstanding influence on official and academic thinking on British Colonial rule and decolonization in Africa during the middle part of the century. The book traces how the Second World War transformed her view of colonial rule and of the rate at which it would have to be relinquished.
Posted in History

Elspeth Huxley

A Biography

Author: C.S. Nicholls

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312300418

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 482

View: 4446

A portrait of the respected conservationist and chronicler of colonial Kenya describes her childhood in east Africa and wartime Britain; marriage to Thomas Huxley; roles as a farmer, writer, and government advisor; and relationships with such figures as George and Joy Adamson, the Leakeys, and Peter Scott. 10,000 first printing.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Moving the Maasai

A Colonial Misadventure

Author: L. Hughes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023024663X

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 2517

This is the scandalous story of how the Maasai people of Kenya lost the best part of their land to the British in the 1900s. Drawing upon unique oral testimony and extensive archival research, Hughes describes the intrigues surrounding two enforced moves and the 1913 lawsuit, while explaining why recent events have brought the story full circle.
Posted in History

Nine Faces Of Kenya

Author: Elspeth Huxley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446484041

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 5934

In this marvelous anthology, Elspeth Huxley, our best and most popular writer on Africa, has drawn on her unparalleled knowledge of Kenya and its literature to present a fully rounded portrait of one of the most fascinating countries in the world. In nine sections focusing on exploration, travel, settlement, war, hunting, wildlife, environment, life-styles, and legend and poetry, using only first-hand accounts, she guides the reader through the story of Kenya from AD100 to the present with her characteristic candour and directness.
Posted in History

The Flame Trees of Thika

Memories of an African Childhood

Author: Elspeth Huxley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101651393

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2992

In an open cart Elspeth Huxley set off with her parents to travel to Thika in Kenya. As pioneering settlers, they built a house of grass, ate off a damask cloth spread over packing cases, and discovered—the hard way—the world of the African. With an extraordinary gift for detail and a keen sense of humor, Huxley recalls her childhood on the small farm at a time when Europeans waged their fortunes on a land that was as harsh as it was beautiful. For a young girl, it was a time of adventure and freedom, and Huxley paints an unforgettable portrait of growing up among the Masai and Kikuyu people, discovering both the beauty and the terrors of the jungle, and enduring the rugged realities of the pioneer life.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Children of the French Empire

Miscegenation and Colonial Society in French West Africa 1895-1960

Author: Owen White

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0191589896

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 8114

This book vividly recreates the lives of the children born of relationships between French men and African women from the time France colonized much of West Africa towards the end of the nineteenth century, until independence in 1960. Set within the context of the history of miscegenation in colonial French West Africa, the study focuses upon the lives and identities of the resulting mixed-race or métis population, and their struggle to overcome the handicaps they faced in a racially divided society. Owen White has drawn a valuable evaluation of the impact and importance of French racial theories, and offers a critical discussion of colonial policies in such areas as citizenship and education, providing original insights into problems of identity in colonial society.
Posted in History

Speaking with Vampires

Rumor and History in Colonial Africa

Author: Luise White

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520217047

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5627

White conducted more than 130 interviews in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia to compile this "stimulating and provocative . . . book on vampires (that) reverses strong mythologies" (Valentin Mudimbe, author of "The Idea of Africa") about the subject. 2 maps.
Posted in History

Into Africa

The Imperial Life of Margery Perham

Author: C. Brad Faught

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857721321

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7004

In the long history of the British Empire there are few stories as singular as that of Margery Perham. From the moment she first set foot on African soil in 1921, to her death over sixty years later, Perham was focused on the ways and means of Britain’s administration of its African empire. She acquired an unrivalled expertise in all aspects of this branch of empire: its systems of governance and those who administered them; its economic impact; its geo-strategic implications and its effect on Africans, including their sense of nationalism and attitudes towards the end of empire. From the 1930s until the 1960s it is unlikely that anyone in the administrative apparatus of the British Empire, and almost assuredly anyone in the world of academia, had as nuanced an understanding of how Britain’s African empire actually worked as did Margery Perham._x000D_ _x000D_ Her road into Africa led from British Somaliland in 1921, where she went to visit her sister, the wife of a local British district commissioner. From such beginnings was spawned a career at the centre of British governance of empire. In 1928, as a Fellow of St Hugh’s College, Oxford, she was awarded a travelling fellowship, which she used to study colonial administration. So long and thorough was her tour that she had to sacrifice her teaching post, but so expert did she become in the subject that, in 1935, Oxford appointed her research lecturer in the field and a few years later she was appointed the first official and only female Fellow of Nuffield College._x000D_ _x000D_ For the next 30 years, Perham delved deeply into every aspect of British Africa. She was an adviser to the Colonial Office and became director of Oxford’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies. She wrote extensively and prolifically and publicly debated the future of Africa in the press. As the era of African independence and decolonization began, she advised newly independent governments about post-colonial governance and corresponded with leading African nationalists. _x000D_ _x000D_ Appointed DCMG in 1965, Dame Margery Perham died in 1982. Her life provides a unique window into the workings of the British Empire in Africa for most of the time it was fully operational. In this new biography, the first of its kind and based primarily on Perham’s extensive private papers, C. Brad Faught tells her life story in all its richness while throwing fresh light on Britain’s twentieth-century imperial experience.
Posted in History

Written by Herself: Autobiographies of American women

Author: Jill K. Conway

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679736336

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 1795

Presents excerpts from the autobiographies of fourteen women, including Margery Perham, Isak Dinesen, Meena Alexander, and Vivian Gornick
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Red Strangers

Author: Elspeth Huxley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141191252

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7967

Growing up in Kenya in the early twentieth century, the brothers Matu and Muthegi are raised according to customs that, they are told, have existed since the beginning of the world. But when the 'red' strangers come, sunburned Europeans who seek to colonize their homeland, the lives of the two Kikuyu tribesmen begin to change in dramatic new ways. Soon, their people are overwhelmed by unknown diseases that traditional magic seems powerless to control. And as the strangers move across the land, the tribe rapidly finds itself forced to obey foreign laws that seem at best bizarre, and that at worst entirely contradict the Kikuyu's own ancient ways, rituals and beliefs.
Posted in Fiction

African Ethics

Gĩkũyũ Traditional Morality

Author: Hannah W. Kinoti

Publisher: Brill Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042030886

Category: Philosophy

Page: 286

View: 4378

African Ethics: Gĩkũyũ Traditional Morality by Hannah Kinoti was prompted by the author's concern about the decline of moral standards among the Gĩkũyũ in modern Kenya. Western education and increased interaction with other cultures had made the society more complex and sophisticated. At the same time, social evils like corruption, robbery, prostitution, broken homes and sexual promiscuity were on the increase. "While this is happening," says the author, "African culture is often referred to in the past tense as if it is no longer relevant." She wished to discover what were the virtues that, prior to the introduction of western civilization, held society together and formed the basis of its morality. She decided to examine some of the key virtues (honesty, generosity, justice, courage and temperance) that were highly valued in traditional Gĩkũyũ culture. She then compared the understanding and practice of these virtues by three groups: old people (who had had first-hand experience of traditional life), middle-aged people and young people. The results of this study should appeal to researchers and teachers of African traditions, culture, religion and ethics. Equally, students of comparative ethics should find this a valuable source of information on traditional ways of maintaining behaviour that made for harmony in society. Young Africans wishing to get a deeper understanding of their roots should also find this work of great interest.
Posted in Philosophy

Connecting Women's Histories

The Local and the Global

Author: Barbara Bush,June Purvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138095304


Page: 214

View: 933

Reflecting upon the diverse aspects of the entangled histories of women across the world (mainly, but not exclusively, during the twentieth century), this book explores the range of ways in which women�s history, international history, transnational history and imperial and global histories are interwoven. Contributors cover a diverse range of topics, including the work of British women�s activist networks in defence of and in challenge to empire; the Society for the Overseas Settlement of British Women; suffrage networks in Britain and South Africa; white Zimbabwean women and belonging in the diaspora; migrant workers; Indian �coolie� women�s lives in British Malaya; Irish female medical missionary work; emigration to North America from women�s convict prisons; the Women�s Party of Great Britain (1917-1919); the national and international in the making of the Finnish feminist Alexandra Gripenberg; and the relationship between the World Congress of Mothers and the Japan Mothers� Congress. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Women�s History Review.
Posted in