Moving the Maasai

A Colonial Misadventure

  • Authors
  • Lotte Hughes

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. The Moves and What Led Up to Them

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lotte Hughes
      Pages 3-22
    3. Lotte Hughes
      Pages 23-55
    4. Lotte Hughes
      Pages 56-86
  3. The Aftermath

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Lotte Hughes
      Pages 89-104
    3. Lotte Hughes
      Pages 105-132
  4. Interpretations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Lotte Hughes
      Pages 135-151
    3. Lotte Hughes
      Pages 171-182
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-238

About this book


This is the scandalous story of how the Maasai people of Kenya lost the best part of their land to the British in the 1900s. Drawing upon unique oral testimony and extensive archival research, Hughes describes the intrigues surrounding two enforced moves and the 1913 lawsuit, while explaining why recent events have brought the story full circle.


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