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Moving the Maasai : a colonial misadventure, Lotte Hughes, (electronic book ;)

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Moving the Maasai : a colonial misadventure
Title
Moving the Maasai
Title remainder
a colonial misadventure
Statement of responsibility
Lotte Hughes
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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.
  • '[A] fascinating account of imperial land theft.' - Tribune 'Hughes' book tells the story of the most significant event in 20th-century Masai history: the forcible dispossession of Masai territories by the colonial government to make way for British settlement. Hughes has meticulously pieced together an account of the evictions and the court cases from a range of official and unofficial sources. Beyond the traditional archival records she has used, she also interviewed Masai survivors of the second move, and managed to retrieve some of the correspondence of Norman Leys, a colonial doctor in colonial Kenya who harshly criticised the Masai moves.' - The Sunday Times South Africa 'Moving the Maasai is a compelling analysis of the history and legacies of the Maasai moves of 1904 and 1911 and the ensuing 1913 court case in Kenya...She reveals the people, processes, principles, and power behind the production of these 'facts,' providing an absorbing study of history-in-the-making.' - Dorothy L Hodgson, African Affairs, Vol 107, No 427, April 2008
  • One hundred years ago, in 1904, the British robbed the Maasai of what became Kenya of the best part of their land by moving them into two reserves to make way for white settlers. Seven years later they went back on their word (having promised this move was permanent) and moved the Maasai again - at gunpoint - into one large reserve that was arid and full of stock diseases. Hundreds of Maasai allegedly died of exposure, disease and famine. There was an outcry led by a maverick British doctor and whistle-blower in East Africa, who alerted British MPs to what was going on. He helped the Maasai bring a landmark lawsuit in 1913 - but the Maasai lost on a technicality. Now the story has come full circle, with modern-day Maasai, who claim they are still affected by this huge land loss, suing Britain again for the return of land and reparations
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UK-WkNB
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Hughes, Lotte
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
St Antony's series
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  • Land tenure
  • Masai (African people)
  • Masai (African people)
  • Kenya
  • Great Britain
Summary expansion
One hundred years ago, in 1904, the British robbed the Maasai of what became Kenya of the best part of their land by moving them into two reserves to make way for white settlers. Seven years later they went back on their word (having promised this move was permanent) and moved the Maasai again - at gunpoint - into one large reserve that was arid and full of stock diseases. Hundreds of Maasai allegedly died of exposure, disease and famine. There was an outcry led by a maverick British doctor and whistle-blower in East Africa, who alerted British MPs to what was going on. He helped the Maasai bring a landmark lawsuit in 1913 - but the Maasai lost on a technicality. Now the story has come full circle, with modern-day Maasai, who claim they are still affected by this huge land loss, suing Britain again for the return of land and reparations
Label
Moving the Maasai : a colonial misadventure, Lotte Hughes, (electronic book ;)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-225) and index
Contents
Abbreviations and Style -- Glossary -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Part 1: The Moves And What Led Up To Them -- Introduction -- The Moves -- In Search of the Truth -- Part 2: The Aftermath -- The Court Case -- The Ecological Impacts -- Part 3: Interpretations -- Blood Oaths, Boundaries and Brothers -- Highland Games: Settlers and their Farm Workers -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: List of Interviewees -- Appendix 2: Chronology of Events, 1895-1918 -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
9780230246638
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 238 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230246638
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF
Label
Moving the Maasai : a colonial misadventure, Lotte Hughes, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-225) and index
Contents
Abbreviations and Style -- Glossary -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Part 1: The Moves And What Led Up To Them -- Introduction -- The Moves -- In Search of the Truth -- Part 2: The Aftermath -- The Court Case -- The Ecological Impacts -- Part 3: Interpretations -- Blood Oaths, Boundaries and Brothers -- Highland Games: Settlers and their Farm Workers -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: List of Interviewees -- Appendix 2: Chronology of Events, 1895-1918 -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
9780230246638
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 238 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230246638
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF

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