African Womanhood in Colonial Kenya 1900-50
By: Tabitha Kanogo (author)Paperback
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This Kenyan social history fills a gap in the colonial history of Kenyan women as they negotiated changes in the most domestic areas of their experience. 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 form different perspectives, to control female initiatives, and how, to very varying degrees, women managed to achieve increasing measures of control over their own lives.
"Capax doli?" - debating the legal status of African women; sexuality in culture and law; becoming Kavirondo - clitoridectomy, ethnicity and womanhood; debating dowry; legislating marriage; the medicalization and regulation of maternity; girls are frogs - girls, missions and education.
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