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Author White, Luise.

Title The comforts of home : prostitution in colonial Nairobi / Luise White.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1990]
©1990

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 UniM Bail  306.742096762 WHIT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 285 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-278) and index.
Summary "This history is . . . the first fully-fleshed story of African Nairobi in all of its complexity which foregrounds African experiences. Given the overwhelming white dominance in the written sources, it is a remarkable achievement."--Claire Robertson, "International Journal of African Historical Studies" "White's book . . . takes a unique approach to a largely unexplored aspect of African History. It enhances our understanding of African social history, political economy, and gender studies. It is a book that deserves to be widely read."--Elizabeth Schmidt, "American Historical Review"
Subject Prostitution -- Kenya -- Nairobi -- History.
Women -- Kenya -- Social conditions.
Working class women -- Kenya -- Social conditions.
Kenya -- Colonial influence.
Kenya -- Social conditions.
ISBN 0226895068 (alk. paper)
0226895076 (paperback: alk. paper)