Moving the Maasai: A Colonial Misadventure

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



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.

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