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Title:The Nandi 'Uprising' of 1923
Author:Greenstein, Lewis J.
Year:1976
Periodical:Pan-African Journal
Volume:9
Issue:4
Pages:397-406
Language:English
Geographic terms:Kenya
Great Britain
Subjects:Nandi (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania)
rebellions
colonization
colonialism
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:The so-called Nandi Rising of 1923 was in no way a rebellion. No one was killed or injured; the British position in Nandi District was not threatened. The Nandi Orkoiyot (the head of a special lineage to which hereditary power of prediction were ascribed) and four of his associates were arrested and deported. As a result, the authority of the Orkoiyot, which was already circumscribed by Nandi tradition, was further diminished. But the significance of the events of 1923 extends beyond the district and beyond the relationship between the Nandi and the British government. They are an example of the misunderstanding, often caused by lack of concern and sympathy, that characterized much of the colonizer-colonized relationship throughout Africa. Notes.
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