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Moving the Maasai: A Colonial Misadventure

Hughes, Lotte (2006). Moving the Maasai: A Colonial Misadventure. St Antony's Series. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

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The history of the Maasai moves, land alienation and resistance in colonial British East Africa. In 1904, in order to make way for white settlers in what was to become Kenya, the Maasai were forcibly moved into two reserves, robbing them of the best part of their land in British East Africa. Using unique oral testimony and archival evidence, this book tells the true story behind the making of the 'White Highlands', and the repercussions of these events to the present day.

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2006 Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1-4039-9661-X, 978-1-4039-9661-9
Extra Information: Lotte Hughes, 2006, Palgrave Macmillan. Reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.

This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive version of this piece may be found in Moving the Maasai by Lotte Hughes which can be purchased from
Keywords: Maasai; British; forced moves; displacement; land losses; resistance; Kenya; British East Africa; reparations
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Item ID: 7869
Depositing User: Lotte Hughes
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2013 20:08
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