‘War is Good for Thieving!’ The Symbiosis of Crime and Warfare Among the Kuria of Tanzania

@article{Fleisher2002WarIG,
  title={‘War is Good for Thieving!’ The Symbiosis of Crime and Warfare Among the Kuria of Tanzania},
  author={Michael L. Fleisher},
  journal={Africa},
  year={2002},
  volume={72},
  pages={131 - 149}
}
Abstract Among the agro-pastoral Kuria people of East Africa, whose population straddles the border between Tanzania and Kenya, many young men are engaged in an illicit, violent livestock trade in which cattle stolen in Tanzania are sold to Tanzanian or Kenyan buyers for cash. This raiding is inextricably bound up with the phenomenon of warfare between mutually antagonistic Kuria clans, which not only serves to legitimise raids on the enemy's cattle herds so long as the fighting rages but which… Expand
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