Contested Ground: Colonial Narratives and the Kenyan Environment, 1920–1945

  title={Contested Ground: Colonial Narratives and the Kenyan Environment, 1920–1945},
  author={A Fiona and Donald MacKenzie},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  pages={697 - 718}
This article focuses on the relationship between the creation of colonial agricultural and environmental knowledge and the exercise of state power in Kenya during a 25 year period that saw growing state dependence on African agriculture and evidence of the environmental costs of policies to expand such production. First, in the context of the political crisis in Kenya, which centred on the alienation of land to white settler farmers, it argues that the language of 'betterment' and… 
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