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The Techno-Political Patterning of Automatic Water Dispensers, Kenya

Christiane TRISTL, ”Co-constituting Cost-recovery, Assembling Benevolence – The Techno-Political Patterning of Automatic Water Dispensers”, Mambo! Vol. XIV, (4) 2017. PDF version here. Introduction Concerned about “providing reliable and sustainable water supply in the developing...

The Laikipia’s Maasai Cricket Warriors

Graham R.L. FOX, “Gendered issues and contested benefits: The case of Laikipia’s Maasai Cricket Warriors”, Mambo! Volume XIV, (1) 2017. PDF version here. Introduction Though many feminist and postcolonial scholars question the utility of...

Ruins, Planning and the ‘Messy Labours’ of the Urban Poor

Wangui KIMARI, “We Do Not Want Any More Masters’: Ruins, Planning and the “Messy Labours” of the Urban Poor”, Mambo! Vol. XIV (5), 2016. PDF version here.  Introduction Amidst the animated conversations about recent national and...

Bureaucracy Versus Land Grabbing in Tanzania?

Sina SCHLIMMER,”Bureaucracy versus land grabbing? Replacing the state in a fashionable debate in Tanzania”, Mambo! Vol. XIV (4), 2016 PDF version here.  Introduction “So how will you just make a grab on village land?...

Becoming Minister for Lands: Jackson Angaine and Meru politics

Anaïs ANGELO,”Becoming Minister for Lands: Jackson Angaine and Meru politics (1961-1963)”, Mambo! Volume XIV (3), 2016. In 1978 British Officials profiled the most prominent Kenyan politicians and produced a document entitled “Leading Personalities in Kenya,...