The Comforts of Home: Prostitution in Colonial Nairobi

The Comforts of Home: Prostitution in Colonial Nairobi

by Luise White
     
 

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"This history is . . . the first fully-fleshed story of African Nairobi in all of its complexity which foregrounds African experiences. Given the overwhelming white dominance in the written sources, it is a remarkable achievement."—Claire Robertson, International Journal of African Historical Studies

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"This history is . . . the first fully-fleshed story of African Nairobi in all of its complexity which foregrounds African experiences. Given the overwhelming white dominance in the written sources, it is a remarkable achievement."—Claire Robertson, International Journal of African Historical Studies

"White's book . . . takes a unique approach to a largely unexplored aspect of African History. It enhances our understanding of African social history, political economy, and gender studies. It is a book that deserves to be widely read."—Elizabeth Schmidt, American Historical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226895000
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
02/15/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
File size:
939 KB

Meet the Author

Luise White is assistant professor of history at the University of Minnesota.

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