Category: Pays

The African Girls’ Government School in Tanga: Micropolitics on the Muslim coast of Tanganyika in the 1930s

Florence WENZEK, “The African Girls’ Government School in Tanga: Micropolitics on the Muslim coast of Tanganyika in the 1930s.” Mambo! Vol. XVI (9), 2019. This paper focuses on micropolitics involved in the opening of a government girls’ school in Tanga, on the coast of Tanganyika, in the early 1930s. Through a study of elites’ involvement in the opening of the school, this paper deconstructs the colonial discourse concerning African and Muslim’s rejection of girls’ schooling. It shows that the opening of the school was not really a decision of the administration but rather the result of an interaction in which the colonized took major initiatives. The actors involved in the opening of the school were mainly male, but its early beginnings were carefully looked at by the pupils’ mothers. This study case underlines how microhistory allows proposing new narratives of the development of schooling in a colonial context such as Tanganyika.

Archaeology of a Rural Landscape (Tana Delta, Kenya)

Yanis MOKRI, “Archaeology of a Rural Landscape: The Case of the Tana Delta in Kenya.” Mambo! Vol. XVI (8), 2019. Introduction Since the 1940s, the history of coastal Kenya relies essentially on monumental trading...

Les roses kényanes dans un marché global

Léa BENOIT, “Les roses kényanes dans un marché global : construire la qualité et la confiance.” Mambo! XVI (8), 2019. Introduction Produit « futile » par excellence, quasi comestible, périssable, la rose est pourtant la fleur coupée...

Kenyan Roses in a Global Market

Léa Benoit, “Kenyan Roses in a Global Market: Building Quality and Trust.” Mambo! XVI (8), 2019. Translated by: Sally JASMINE. French version here: https://mambo.hypotheses.org/1740 Introduction Although it is a “futile” product by excellence, almost...

Refugees lining up to be registered in Bidibidi, November 2017. Photo: Hoff.

The Ugandan Refugee Model Under Pressure

Kelsey HOFF, “The Ugandan Refugee Model Under Pressure: Protection and Justice in Refugee Settlements.” Mambo! XVI (6), 2019. Introduction The escalation of violence in South Sudan sparked a refugee crisis in the north of...

When Ngũgĩ Comes to Nairobi

Maëline LE LAY, “When Ngũgĩ Comes to Nairobi.” Mambo! Vol. XVI (5), 2019. On this hot Monday in February, the Nairobi National Theatre’s Main Auditorium was full. The eager and excited crowed had come to witness the launch of the latest book in Kikuyu by the great Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Kenda Muiyuru. Everyone was there: from old accomplices to members of the newest generation to have studied books in school, the most politically conscious of these finding in his example both intellectual and ideological inspiration.

Willy Mutunga, a Lifelong Activist

Marie WOLFROM, “Willy Mutunga, a life long activist”, Mambo!, Vol. XVI, (1), 2019 PDF Version Here. Genesis of an Activist Willy Mutunga hails from a modest background. Born on June 16 1947 in Kilonzo,...

Elaborating Public Action for Irrigation in Uganda

Charlotte TORRETTI1, “Elaborating Public Action for Irrigation in Uganda: Who Does What, Why and How?”, Mambo! Vol. XV, (5), 2018. PDF Version here. Introduction In Uganda, agricultural schemes introduced irrigation and rice mostly in the...

The Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons in Kenya

Robert WAWERU, “Challenges Faced in the Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons in Kenya” Mambo! XV (3), 2018. Contact the author : bobwaweru@gmail.com PDF Version here. Introduction This paper examines the initiatives that have been...