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Author Mutongi, Kenda.

Title Worries of the heart [electronic resource] : widows, family, and community in Kenya / Kenda Mutongi.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xiii, 256 p. : ill., maps.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Everyday life -- Western Kenya, 1880-1902 -- Feeble little lads looking for food -- "What harm can an old dry bone do?" -- Lessons in practical Christianity -- Living "in line" -- The impact of gold mining -- Land conflicts in the 1930s -- Family life -- Educating "progressive" sons -- The burden of "progressive" sons -- Cash, cows, and bridewealth -- Domestic education at the girls boarding school -- Moral panic -- Wife beating -- Postcolonial promises -- Citizenship and land rights in postcolonial Kenya -- Rural widows, city widows, and the fight for inheritance.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Widows -- Kenya -- Maragoli -- Social conditions.
Women -- Kenya -- Maragoli -- Social conditions.
Families -- Kenya -- Maragoli.
Kenya -- Colonial influence.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780226554198 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226554198 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226554204 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0226554201 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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