Voices from Mutira Change in the Lives of Rural Gikuyu Women, 1910-1995

ISBN-10: 1555876021

ISBN-13: 9781555876029

Edition: 2nd 1996

Authors: Jean Davison

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Documenting the changes occurring since the 1984 study, this edition provides a collection of life histories from the women of Mutira. Two new introductory chapters frame the life histories within the context both of significant macro-level transitions in Kenya and current thinking on gender.
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List price: $22.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 271
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Biographical Time Line
Introduction: Change in Mutira Women's Lives
Kenya and the Gikuyu: Social and Historical Contexts
Wanjiku: The Life of a Traditional Woman
Wamutira: The First Wife
Watoro's Story: Poverty Is Like Dust
Wangeci's Story: A Widow Among Women
Wanoi: The Many Facets of a Midwife
Nyambura: Child of Independence
Wanja: Forward-Looking Woman
The Life Histories in Retrospect
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