African Womanhood in Colonial Kenya 1900-50

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This Kenyan social history fills a gap in the colonial history of Kenyan women as they negotiated changes in the most domestic areas of their experience. Within a broad analysis of colonial oppurtunities for physical, social and educational mobility, Kanogo shows how African and British male authorities tried, with uncertain opinions and form different perspectives, to control female initiatives, and how, to very varying degrees, women managed to achieve increasing measures of control over their own lives.