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Madness and marginality: The lives of Kenya's White insane

Will Jackson


Kenya Colony, for the British at least, has customarily been imagined as a place of wealthy settler-farmers, sun-lit panoramas and the adventure of safari. Yet for the majority of Europeans who went there life was very different. This book offers an unprecedented new account of what was - supposedly - the most picturesque of Britain's colonies overseas. While Kenya's romantic reputation has served to perpetuate the notion that Europeans enjoyed untroubled command, what the lives of Kenya's white insane powerfully describe are stories of conflict, immiseration, estrangement and despair. Crucial ... More

Keywords: Settler colonialism, Kenya, Whiteness, Mental Illness, Race, Psychiatry, Deviance, Gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719088896
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719088896.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Will Jackson, author
University of Leeds