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Moving the Maasai free pdf One hundred years ago, in 1904, the British robbed the Maasai of what became Kenya of the best part of their land by moving them into two reserves to make way for white settlers. Seven years later they went back on their word (having promised this move was permanent) and moved the Maasai again - at gunpoint - into one large reserve that was arid and full of stock diseases. Hundreds of Maasai allegedly died of exposure, disease and famine. There was an outcry led by a maverick British doctor and whistle-blower in East Africa, who alerted British MPs to what was going on. He helped the Maasai bring a landmark lawsuit in 1913 - but the Maasai lost on a technicality. Now the story has come full circle, with modern-day Maasai, who claim they are still affected by this huge land loss, suing Britain again for the return of land and reparations.

About Lotte Hughes

LOTTE HUGHES is a Lecturer in African Arts and Cultures at the Open University, and previously a Research Officer and Junior Fellow at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK. A former journalist, she is an historian of Africa and empire, and author of The No Nonsense Guide to Indigenous Peoples.

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Author : Lotte Hughes
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 10 January 2006
ISBN : 023024663X
EAN : 9780230246638
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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