Based on rare oral data from women participants in the "Mau Mau" rebellion, this book chronicles changes in women's domestic reproduction, legal status, and gender roles that took place under colonial rule. The book links labour activism, cultural nationalism, and the more overtly political issues of land alienation, judicial control, and character

chapter 1|11 pages


chapter 3|32 pages

Women and the Colonial Economy

chapter 4|16 pages

Kiambu Women's Labor Protest, 1912-1960

chapter 7|31 pages

Kikuyu Women and the Mau Mau Rebellion

chapter 9|9 pages