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Title:The Origins of the Kikuyu Land Problem: Land Alienation and Land Use in Kiambu, Kenya, 1895-1920
Author:Overton, John
Year:1988
Periodical:African Studies Review
Volume:31
Issue:2
Period:September
Pages:109-126
Language:English
Geographic terms:Kenya
Great Britain
Subjects:Kikuyu
colonialism
land scarcity
expropriation
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/524421
Abstract:This paper examines the dynamics of land alienation, land use and mounting land shortage in the Kiambu District of Kenya during the first twenty-five years of colonial rule. In the years 1895-1920, large populations of Africans and Europeans came into close contact in the Highlands resulting in revolutionary changes in land use, modes of production and exchange. Sections: Land alienation and fluid frontiers, 1895-1905 - Speculation and squatting, 1905-1910 - Intensification and conflict, 1910-1920 - Land alienation and land use in retrospect. Bibliogr., notes, ref.
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