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Contesting identities : the Mijikenda and their neighbors in Kenyan coastal society

Author: Rebecca Gearhart; Linda L Giles
Publisher: Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, ©2014.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Gearhart; Linda L Giles
ISBN: 9781592218974 1592218970 9781592218981 1592218989
OCLC Number: 864911325
Description: xxxviii, 308 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Reinterpreting the past. The identity of early Kenyan coastal peoples : a comparative analysis of human remains from Mtwapa, Shanga, and Taita Hills / Chapurukha Kusimba, Janet M. Monge, and Sibel B. Kusimba --
The Segeju complex? : linguistic evidence for the precolonial making of the Mijikenda / Martin Walsh. Perspectives on identity. Complexities of identity in the East African coastal area / Linda Giles --
Loss of purity? : coastal Giriama and the culture of fertility / Monica Udvardy --
Exploring the power of bango : a quest for identity in diversity / Kaingu Kalume Tinga. Cultural contestations. Legacies of race and racism at the Kenya coast : historiography and the academic suppression of subaltern epistemology / Jesse Benjamin --
Paths to prosperity : Pokomo and Giriama migrant workers in Lamu / Rebecca Gearhart --
Kajiwe's witchfinding movement and the challenge to Swahili cultural hegemony / Diane Ciekawy --
The democratic roots in Mijikenda polity / Katama Mkangi. Contemporary movements. The Kaya legacy : the role of the Mijikenda Makaya and Kaya elders in postcolonial Kenya / John Baya Mitsanze and Linda Giles --
Ndata leadership staffs and forest conservation among the Kaya elders of Kilifi District / Amini H. Tengeza and Celia Nyamweru --
Identity politics and culture in coastal Kenya : the role of the Malindi District Cultural Association / Celia Nyamweru --
The long journey home : the theft and repatriation of Giriama memorial statues (vigango) / Linda Giles, Monica Udvardy, with John Baya Mitsanze.
Responsibility: Rebecca Gearhart and Linda Giles, editors.

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