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Lecture Reading: Lecture 9

Terence Ranger, ‘The Invention of Tradition in Colonial Africa’, in Eric Hobsbawm and Terence Ranger (eds.), The Invention of Tradition (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1983), pp.211-62.Further reading: Martin Chanock, ‘A Peculiar Sharpness: An Essay on Property in the History of Customary Law in Colonial Africa’, Journal of African History, 32, 1 (1991), pp.65-88. David William Cohen & E.S. Atieno Odhiambo, Siaya: The Historical Anthropology of an African Landscape (James Currey, London: 1989), chapter 2. Kristin Mann & Richard Roberts (eds.), Law in Colonial Africa (James Currey, Oxford: 1991). Tabitha Kanogo, African Womanhood in Colonial Kenya: 1900-50 (James Currey, Oxford: 2004), chapter 3. Kenda Mutongi, “Worries of the Heart’: Widowed Mothers, Daughters and Masculinities in Maragoli, Kenya, 1940-60’, Journal of African History, 40, 1 (1999), pp.67-86. Brett Shadle, “Changing Traditions to Meet Current Altering Conditions’: Customary Law, African Courts and the Rejection of Codification in Kenya, 1930-60’, Journal of African History, 40, 3 (1999), pp.411-31. Brett Shadle, ‘Bridewealth and Female Consent: Marriage Disputes in African Courts, Gusiiland, Kenya’, Journal of African History, 44, 2 (2003), pp.241-62. Thomas Spear, ‘Neo-Traditionalism and the Limits of Invention in British Colonial Africa’, Journal of African History, 44, 1 (2003), pp.3-27. Thomas Spear & Richard Waller (eds.), Being Maasai: Ethnicity and Identity in East Africa (James Currey, London: 1993). Justin Willis, ‘The Administration of Bonde, 1920-60: A Study of the Implementation of Indirect Rule in Tanganyika’, African Affairs, 92, 366 (1993), pp.53-97.