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Author Ocobock, Paul, 1980- author
Title An uncertain age : the politics of manhood in Kenya / Paul Ocobock
Imprint Athens : Ohio University Press, [2017]
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DT433.575 O17 2017    IN PROCESS    30530001299171
Descript xi, 356 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series New African histories
New African histories series
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-347) and index
An "arbitrary line" : male initiation and colonial authority -- "I wanted to make something of myself" : migration, wage labor, and earning an age -- "I saw a paradise" : growing up on the streets of a colonial city -- "The old way ... the only way" : corporal punishment and a community of disciplinarians -- "Jaili Watoto," the children's jail : reforming the young male offender -- "In the past, the country belonged to the young men" : freedom fighting at an uncertain age -- "We're the Wamumu boys" : defeating Mau Mau, creating youth at the end of empire -- "An army without guns" : the National Youth Service and age in Kenyatta's Kenya -- Conclusion : #gocutmyhusband
Subject Coming of age -- Kenya -- History -- 20th century
Masculinity -- Political aspects -- Kenya -- History -- 20th century
Young men -- Kenya -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Conflict of generations -- Kenya -- History -- 20th century
Kenya -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Kenya -- Colonial influence
Kenya -- Politics and government -- To 1963
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