Black Poachers, White Hunters: A Social History of Hunting in Colonial Kenya (0) (Eastern African Studies)
This book traces the history of hunting during Kenya's colonial era from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Three main themes emerge: first, is the importance of hunting to Kenyan farmers and herders; second is the attempt during European colonization of Kenya to recreate in Africa the practices and values of nineteenth-century European aristocratic hunts, which reinforced an image of African inferiority and subordination; third, is the role of the conservationists, who claimed sovereignty over nature and wildlife, completing the transformation of African hunters into criminal poachers.
North America: Ohio U Press; Kenya: EAEP
This readable book deserves attention both from Kenya's political historians and from the growing company of scholars exploring the problematic origins of conservationism. --Derek R. Peterson in JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORYThe protracted struggle for control over African wildlife parallels the ongoing struggle over land, which has been far more thoroughly chronicled. This exciting, accessible and challenging book is a timely addition to the literature. ...Kenya today is rife with talk of who 'owns' wildlife and who has the right to manage and hunt it (let alone shoot poachers), within a broader context of debates over national heritage and the future of national parks. This book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to enter the fray, by first arming themselves with the historical facts. --Lotte Hughes in AFRICAN AFFAIRS
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