Siaya: The Historical Anthropology of an African Landscape

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J. Currey, 1989 - Land settlement patterns - 152 pages
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The authors use stories to reveal Siaya, the Luo-speaking area of western Kenya, bringing together ideas and debates which Luo express about their past and present with findings, arguments and questions produced by scholars. For the Luo, what constitutes culture, what is correct behaviour, what is history, are questions that are heavily fought over. This is one of those rare books that makes students and other interested readers question their own cultural preconceptions and re-examine the concerns of academic disciplines. North America: Ohio U Press; Kenya: EAEP

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Forms in the Siaya Landscape
9
The Construction of Boundaries
25
The Several Landscapes of Siaya
43
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