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Author Whittaker, Hannah, author

Title Insurgency and counterinsurgency in Kenya : a social history of the Shifta Conflict, c. 1963-1968 / by Hannah Whittaker
Published Boston : Brill, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series African social studies series ; v. 34
African social studies series ; v. 34
Contents Introduction -- The Northern Frontier District of Kenya: people, place, and history -- Insurgency and counterinsurgency in borderland Kenya -- Sources and methodology -- The book -- The politics of NFD secession, 1960-63 -- The political campaign for secession -- Moderates and radicals -- Dabasso Wabera and Hajj Galm Dida -- Gaafchaama (the time of political parties) -- Conclusions -- The shifta -- The formation of the NFD LF -- Becoming shifta -- Support and opposition for shifta -- Conclusions -- The shifta conflict, 1963-68 -- The NFD liberation campaign -- "These feuds are always there": the socioeconomic dynamics of a rural rebellion -- Conflict in Marsabit -- Saifaa -- Conclusions -- Government responses to conflict (1) counterinsurgency -- The war against shifta -- The militarization of northern Kenya -- "They even called the camels shifta" -- Conclusions -- Government responses to conflict (2) villagization -- The roots of villagization -- Implementing villagization -- The villagization experience -- Conclusions -- Aftermath -- "What [is] the purpose of fighting for an empty land?'' -- "There has never been peace": continuity and change in the local political economy of violence -- "We are not people of farms" -- Conclusions
Summary In Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Kenya , Hannah Whittaker offers an in-depth analysis of the Somali secessionist war in northern Kenya, 1963-68
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Somalis -- Kenya.
Kenya -- Boundaries -- Somalia.
Kenya -- History.
Kenya -- Politics and government -- 1963-1978.
Somalia -- Boundaries -- Kenya.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004283080 (electronic bk.)
9789004283084 (electronic bk.)