Blood Oaths, Boundaries and Brothers

Hughes, Lotte (2002). Blood Oaths, Boundaries and Brothers. In: The Power of Oral History: Memory, healing and development. 12th International Oral History Conference, 24-27 Jun 2002, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

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This paper discusses a subject raised in oral testimony that barely appears in any written form: an alleged blood brotherhood between representatives of the Maasai community and leading British settlers, in British East Africa in the 1900s. An excerpt from my DPhil dissertation, Moving the Maasai: A Colonial Misadventure (University of Oxford 2002), published as a book of the same title in 2006.

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