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Black poachers, white hunters

Black poachers, white hunters

a social history of hunting in colonial Kenya

  • Author: Edward I. Steinhart
  • Publisher: James Currey Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780852559604
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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A study of hunting and poaching during the colonial era in Kenya.

Joyce in the Belly of the Big Truck; Workbook

Joyce in the Belly of the Big Truck; Workbook

  • Author: Joyce A. Cascio
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780976237310
  • Category:
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Moving the Maasai

Moving the Maasai

A Colonial Misadventure

  • Author: L. Hughes
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 023024663X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 238
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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.

The Empire of Nature

The Empire of Nature

Hunting, Conservation and British Imperialism

  • Author: John M. MacKenzie
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719052279
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 340
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This study assesses the significance of the hunting cult as a major element of the imperial experience in Africa and Asia. Through a study of the game laws and the beginnings of conservation in the 19th and early-20th centuries, the author demonstrates the racial inequalities which existed between Europeans and indigenous hunters. Africans were denied access to game, and the development of game reserves and national parks accelerated this process. Indigenous hunters in Africa and India were turned into poachers and only Europeans were permitted to hunt.

Ivory

Ivory

Power and Poaching in Africa

  • Author: Keith Somerville
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1849048657
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: N.A
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Half of Tanzania's elephants have been killed for their ivory since 2007. A similar alarming story can be told of the herds in northern Mozambique and across swathes of central Africa, with forest elephants losing almost two-thirds of their numbers to the tusk trade. The huge rise in poaching and ivory smuggling in the new millennium has destroyed the hope that the 1989 ivory trade ban had capped poaching and would lead to a long-term fall in demand. But why the new upsurge? The answer is not simple. Since ancient times, large-scale killing of elephants for their tusks has been driven by demand outside Africa's elephant ranges - from the Egyptian pharaohs through Imperial Rome and industrialising Europe and North America to the new wealthy business class of China. And, who poaches and why do they do it? In recent years lurid press reports have blamed mass poaching on rebel movements and armed militias, especially Somalia's Al Shabaab, tying two together two evils - poaching and terrorism. But does this account stand up to scrutiny? This new and ground-breaking examination of the history and politics of ivory in Africa forensically examines why poaching happens in Africa and why it is corruption, crime and politics, rather than insurgency, that we should worry about.

White Hunters

White Hunters

The Golden Age of African Safaris

  • Author: Brian Herne
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 146686754X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 480
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East Africa affects our imagination like few other places: The sight of a charging rhino goes directly to the heart; the limitless landscape of bony highlands, desert, and mountain is, as Isak Dinesen wrote, of "unequalled nobility." Brian Herne's White Hunters is the story of seventy years of African adventure, danger, and romance. It re-creates the legendary big-game safaris led by Selous and Bell and the daring ventures of early hunters into unexplored territories, and brings to life such romantic figures as Cape-to-Cairo Grogan, who walked 4,000 miles for the love of a woman, and Dinesen's dashing lover, Denys Finch. Witnesses to the richest wildlife spectacle on the earth, these hunters were the first conservationists. Hard-drinking, infatuated with risk, and careless in love, they inspired Hemingway's stories and movies with Clark Gable and Gregory Peck.

African Affairs

African Affairs

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa
  • Page: N.A
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Culture and Customs of Kenya

Culture and Customs of Kenya

  • Author: N. W. Sobania
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313314865
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 233
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Discusses the traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts of Kenya.

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa

A Resource Book

  • Author: Washington Odongo Ochola,P. C. Sanginga,Isaac Bekalo
  • Publisher: IDRC
  • ISBN: 9966792090
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 538
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The complex and dynamic interlinks between natural resource management (NRM) and development have long been recognized by national and international research and development organizations and have generated voluminous literature. However, much of what is available in the form of university course books, practical learning manuals and reference materials in NRM is based on experiences from outside Africa. Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa: A Resource Book provides an understanding of the various levels at which NRM issues occur and are being addressed scientifically, economically, socially and politically. The book's nine chapters present state-of-the-art perspectives within a holistic African context. The book systematically navigates the tricky landscape of integrated NRM, with special reference to Eastern and Southern Africa, against the backdrop of prevailing local, national, regional and global social, economic and environmental challenges. The authors' wide experience, the rich references made to emerging challenges and opportunities, and the presentation of different tools, principles, approaches, case studies and processes make the book a rich and valuable one-stop resource for postgraduate students, researchers, policymakers and NRM practitioners. The book is designed to help the reader grasp in-depth NRM perspectives and presents innovative guidance for research design and problem solving, including review questions, learning activities and recommended further reading. The book was developed through a writeshop process by a multi-disciplinary team of lecturers from the University of Nairobi, Egerton University, Kenyatta University, the University of Zimbabwe, the University of Malawi, Makerere University and the University of Dar es Salam. In addition, selected NRM experts from regional and international research organizations including the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), the Africa Forest Forum, RUFORUM, IIRR and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) participated in the writeshop and contributed material to the book.

Wildflower

Wildflower

An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa

  • Author: Mark Seal
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1588368610
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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With compassion and an unswerving regard for the truth, veteran journalist Mark Seal lays bare the deeply moving, inspirational story of Joan Root, a dedicated environmentalist and Oscar-nominated wildlife filmmaker. He covers her early days in Kenya as a shy young woman with an almost uncanny ability to connect to animals; her whirlwind courtship with the dashing Alan Root, their marriage, and the twenty years of nonstop adventure and passionate romance that followed, both in Africa and around the world; the shattering disintegration of the marriage and partnership; and Joan’s triumphant struggle to reinvent herself as the protector of her lakeshore community’s fragile ecosystem—a struggle that would lead to her tragic death in January 2006. Joan Root dreamed of a bright future for Kenya, a country blessed with unmatched beauty but scarred by decades of colonization and a culture of corruption. She spent her life fighting to make that dream a reality. Her life ended too soon, but “thanks to Seal’s meticulous re-creation, her extraordinary life lives on.” (People, four-star review)

Whigs and Hunters: The Origin of the Black ACT

Whigs and Hunters: The Origin of the Black ACT

  • Author: E. P. Thompson
  • Publisher: Breviary Stuff Publications
  • ISBN: 9780992946661
  • Category: History
  • Page: 278
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With Whigs and Hunters, the author of The Making of the English Working Class, E. P. Thompson plunged into the murky waters of the early eighteenth century to chart the violently conflicting currents that boiled beneath the apparent calm of the time. The subject is the Black Act, a law of unprecedented savagery passed by Parliament in 1723 to deal with 'wicked and evil-disposed men going armed in disguise'. These men were pillaging the royal forest of deer, conducting a running battle against the forest officers with blackmail, threats and violence. These 'Blacks', however, were men of some substance; their protest (for such it was) took issue with the equally wholsesale plunder of the forest by Whig nominees to the forest offices. And Robert Walpole, still consolidating his power, took an active part in the prosecution of the 'Blacks'. The episode is laden with political and social implications, affording us glimpses of considerable popular discontent, political chicanery, judicial inequity, corrupt ambition and crime.

Whiteness in Zimbabwe

Whiteness in Zimbabwe

Race, Landscape, and the Problem of Belonging

  • Author: D. Hughes
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230106331
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 204
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European settler societies have a long history of establishing a sense of belonging and entitlement outside Europe, but Zimbabwe has proven to be the exception to the rule. Arriving in the 1890s, white settlers never comprised more than a tiny minority. Instead of grafting themselves onto local societies, they adopted a strategy of escape.

Too Close to the Sun

Too Close to the Sun

The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton

  • Author: Sara Wheeler
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1588365999
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Denys Finch Hatton was adored by women and idolized by men. A champion of Africa, legendary for his good looks, his charm, and his prowess as a soldier, lover, and hunter, Finch Hatton inspired Karen Blixen to write the unforgettable stories in Out of Africa. Now esteemed British biographer Sara Wheeler tells the truth about this extraordinarily charismatic adventurer. Born to an old aristocratic family that had gambled away most of its fortune, Finch Hatton grew up in a world of effortless elegance and boundless power. Tall and graceful, with the soul of a poet and an athlete’s relaxed masculinity, he became a hero without trying at Eton and Oxford. In 1910, searching for novelty and danger, Finch Hatton arrived in British East Africa and fell in love–with a continent, with a landscape, with a way of life that was about to change forever. Wheeler brilliantly conjures the mystical beauty of Kenya at a time when teeming herds of wild animals roamed unmolested across pristine savannah. No one was more deeply attuned to this beauty than Finch Hatton–and no one more bitterly mourned its passing when the outbreak of World War I engulfed the region in a protracted, bloody guerrilla conflict. Finch Hatton was serving as a captain in the Allied forces when he met Karen Blixen in Nairobi and embarked on one of the great love affairs of the twentieth century. With delicacy and grace, Wheeler teases out truth from fiction in the liaison that Blixen herself immortalized in Out of Africa. Intellectual equals, bound by their love for the continent and their inimitable sense of style, Finch Hatton and Blixen were genuine pioneers in a land that was quickly being transformed by violence, greed, and bigotry. Ever restless, Finch Hatton wandered into a career as a big-game hunter and became an expert bush pilot; his passion that led to his affair with the notoriously unconventional aviatrix Beryl Markham. But Markham was no more able to hold him than Blixen had been. Mesmerized all his life by the allure of freedom and danger, Finch Hatton was, writes Wheeler, “the open road made flesh.” In painting a portrait of an irresistible man, Sara Wheeler has beautifully captured the heady glamour of the vanished paradise of colonial East Africa. In Too Close to the Sun she has crafted a book that is as ravishing as its subject. From the Hardcover edition.

My Traitor's Heart

My Traitor's Heart

A South African Exile Returns to Face His Country, His Tribe, and His Conscience

  • Author: Rian Malan
  • Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • ISBN: 0802193900
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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An Afrikaner crime reporter returns home to face the evil and complex legacy of South African apartheid in “a witness-bearing act of the rarest courage” (Michael Kerr). Rian Malan’s classic work of reportage, My Traitor’s Heart is at once beautiful, horrifying, and profound in ways that earned him comparisons to Michael Herr and Ryszard Kapuściński and inspired the London Times to call him “South Africa’s Hunter S. Thompson.” An Afrikaner, Malan is the scion of a centuries-old clan deeply involved in the creation of apartheid. As a young crime reporter, he covered the atrocities of an undeclared race war and ultimately fled the country, unhinged by what he had seen. Eight years later, he returns to confront his own demons, and those that are tearing his country apart. With unflinching candor, Malan explores the grizzly violence and perverse rationalizations at the root of his nation’s identity. Written in the final years of apartheid’s bloody collapse, My Traitor’s Heart still resonates, offering a “passionate, blazingly honest testament” to the darkest recesses of the black and white South African psyches. “Those who read it will never again see South Africa the same way” (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

White Man's Game

White Man's Game

Saving Animals, Rebuilding Eden, and Other Myths of Conservation in Africa

  • Author: Stephanie Hanes
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
  • ISBN: 0805097171
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 288
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A probing examination of Western conservation efforts in Africa, where our feel-good stories belie a troubling reality The stunningly beautiful Gorongosa National Park, once the crown jewel of Mozambique, was nearly destroyed by decades of civil war. It looked like a perfect place for Western philanthropy: revive the park and tourists would return, a win-win outcome for the environment and the impoverished villagers living in the area. So why did some researchers find the local communities actually getting hungrier, sicker, and poorer as the project went on? And why did efforts to bring back wildlife become far more difficult than expected? In pursuit of answers, Stephanie Hanes takes readers on a vivid safari across southern Africa, from the shark-filled waters off Cape Agulhas to a reserve trying to save endangered wild dogs. She traces the tangled history of Western missionaries, explorers, and do-gooders in Africa, from Stanley and Livingstone to Teddy Roosevelt, from Bono and the Live Aid festivals to Greg Carr, the American benefactor of Gorongosa. And she examines the larger problems that arise when Westerners try to “fix” complex, messy situations in the developing world, acting with best intentions yet potentially overlooking the wishes of the people who live there. Beneath the uplifting stories we tell ourselves about helping Africans, she shows, often lies a dramatic misunderstanding of what the locals actually need and want. A gripping narrative of environmentalists and insurgents, poachers and tycoons, elephants and angry spirits, White Man’s Game profoundly challenges the way we think about philanthropy and conservation.

African Rhino

African Rhino

Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

  • Author: Richard Emslie,Martin Brooks
  • Publisher: IUCN
  • ISBN: 2831705029
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 92
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The black and the white rhinoceros have become flagship species for international conservation. They are significant not only for the continuation of a major evolutionary heritage, but also as symbols for the protection of African savannahs. The battle for the survival of these species has been marked by some notable successes and sadly, many failures, and the situation is still critical. The international horn trade ban and the domestic bans imposed in most traditional user states have driven the trade further underground, in some cases inflating prices and making illegal dealing even more lucrative.This Plan is aimed at donors, government and non-government organizations, and all those involved in rhino conservation. It outlines the actions and strategies needed to catalyse support for these majestic animals, and help secure their future in sub-Saharan Africa. The overall conclusion is that, given the political will, stability and adequate field expenditure, rhinos can be conserved in the wild.

The Globalization of Crime

The Globalization of Crime

A Transnational Organized Crime Threat Assessment

  • Author: United Nations
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9789211302950
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 303
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In The globalization of crime: a transnational organized crime threat assessment, UNODC analyses a range of key transnational crime threats, including human trafficking, migrant smuggling, the illicit heroin and cocaine trades, cybercrime, maritime piracy and trafficking in environmental resources, firearms and counterfeit goods. The report also examines a number of cases where transnational organised crime and instability amplify each other to create vicious circles in which countries or even subregions may become locked. Thus, the report offers a striking view of the global dimensions of organised crime today

Wildlife and Landscapes in Malawi

Wildlife and Landscapes in Malawi

Selected Essays on Natural History

  • Author: Brian Morris
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1425171834
  • Category: History
  • Page: 326
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ABOUT THE BOOK A pioneer ethnobiologist Brian Morris has been studying the wildlife of Malawi for over forty years, and has spent more than a decade of his life living and researching in the country. Always engaged in exploring the relationship of the matrilineal peoples of Malawi to its wildlife, Morris has written several important and seminal studies that focus on this relationship: Common Weeds of Malawi (1986) Common Mushrooms of Malawi (1987) Chewa Medical Botany (1996) The Power of Animals (1998) Animals and Ancestors (2000) And Insects And Human Life (2004) All his writings have aimed to bridge the divide between academic scholarship and a wider audience, and combine the perspectives of ethnobiology, environmental history and cultural anthropology. The present book consists of a collection of his various writings on the landscapes and wildlife of Malawi, written over the last forty years, forming the basis of his oral presentations to varied audiences, they are lucidly and engagingly written, and will appeal to scholars, students and all general readers interested in environmental issues and the wildlife of Africa. They represent an enduring contribution to the natural history of Malawi.

Unhappy Valley

Unhappy Valley

Conflict in Kenya & Africa

  • Author: Bruce Berman,John Lonsdale
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 504
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This long-awaited book is a considerable revision in the understanding of the history of colonial Kenya and, more widely, colonialism in Africa. There is a substantial amount of new work and this is interlocked with shared areas of concern that the authors have been exploring since 1976. The authors investigate major themes. These include the conquest origins and subsequent development of the colonial state, the contradictory social forces that articulated African societies to European capitalism, and the creation of new political communities and changing meanings of ethnicity in Africa, in the context of social differentiation and class formation. There is substantial new work on the problems of Mau Mau and of wealth, poverty and civic virtue in Kikuyu political thought. The authors make a fresh contribution to a deeper historical understanding of the development of contemporary Kenyan society and, in particular, of the British and Kukuyu origins of Mau Mau and the emergency of the 1950s. They also highlight some of the shortcomings of ideas about development, explore the limitations of narrowly structuralist Marxist theory of the state, and reflect on the role of history in the future of Africa. Book One on State and Class will be used by students of African history as well as of colonial Kenya; it is also concerned with the theory of history and of political science.