Uses oral histories to tell the stories of 15 uprisings instigated by Kenyan women during the 19th and 20th century. Local men who collaborated with British colonial officials and settlers found themselves repeatedly challenged by the organisations and actions of these women. In acting against their dispossession, they inspired a different set of men to stand in alliance with them to defend the gendered commons.
Leigh Brownhill, MA ’94 is a writer, editor and researcher focused on social movements, feminism and the political economies of food and energy, globally and especially in Africa. She is also a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, working on a research project on gender, food sovereignty and climate change.