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Facing Kirinyaga: A Social History of Forest Commons in Southern Mount Kenya

Series: Studies in Indigenous Knowledge and Development Series

By: AP Castro

152 pages, Tabs, maps

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1995 | #42305 | ISBN: 1853392537
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NHBS Price: £14.95 $19/€18 approx

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Illustrates the long-standing relationships between the Kenyans and their forest resources.


The Contested Commons; Kirinyaga: the ecological and historical setting; Indigenous forest management and agroforestry in Ndia and Gichugu; Conquest and concessions: the rise of British control, 1885 to 1915; Contested forest claims 1925 -- 1940; Colonial forest management: 1911 -- 1952; From Mau Mau to independence: southern Mount Kenya, 1952 - 1963; Southern Mount Kenya since independence: the first quarter century, 1963 to 1988; Sacred groves and social change: the decline of communal bonds; Njukiine and other woodland: the fate of small forests.

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