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Tabitha M Kanogo

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The book covers Maathai's journey to becoming one of Kenya's most influential figures, from her childhood in a Nyrei reservation, through her often-bittersweet experience in academia, to her relentless battles to protect Kenya's forests. It is unsurprising that the following chapter is given over to bitterly resisted attempts to restrict or prohibit clitoridectomy. She is the author of African Womanhood in Colonial Kenya, 1900–50 and Squatters and the Roots of Mau Mau, both available from Ohio University Press. Here you will find options to view and activate subscriptions, manage institutional settings and access options, access usage statistics, and more.

To save this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.If colonial rule was such a dominant factor, this raises the question that Kanogo, unlike Lynn Thomas, leaves unanswered: what happens to concepts of womanhood in the post-colonial era? In 2004, Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her leadership of the Green Belt Movement, a conservation effort that resulted in the restoration of African forests decimated during the colonial era. as women traversed fluid boundaries between pre-colonial and colonial, traditional and modern sensibilities in exercising agency over their bodies and minds.

With a focus on the few highly educated, Christian women, there is a tendency throughout to stress the historical specificity of the colonial period. In doing so, food insecurity would be reduced and “women would cease to travel long distances to fetch water and firewood” (p. Kanogo conveys the interconnectedness between Maathai's quest for environmental justice and her efforts to achieve gender equality in Kenya. The story of the hummingbird trying to put out a massive forest fire while all the other animals stand by totally overwhelmed and powerless is a befitting analogy to Maathai’s relentless effort to curb environmental degradation despite daunting political opposition, intimidation, shaming, and even physical abuse. Legislation tried to prevent child marriage, encourage demonstrations of women's consent, introduce formal registration and assign guardianship of children to widows in case of a husband's death.She implies that Europeans and African elders seem to have conspired to oppress women legally, so that "under the colonial administration .

Squatters and the Roots of Mau Mau (James Currey London; Heinemann, Kenya: Ohio University Press, U.

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