Henry Kapkuot: Terik Sub-Nationalism through Letter Writing in late Colonial Kenya


 Henry Kapkuot: Terik Sub-Nationalism through Letter Writing in late Colonial Kenya

Eliud Biegon will be discussing his paper on Henry Kapkuot.


Monday, April 4, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Pacific Time)
Webinar


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Henry Kapkuot: Terik Sub-Nationalism through Letter Writing in late Colonial Kenya
— Webinar —
Monday, April 4, 12pm PDT


Eliud Biegon completed his B.Ed. degree (Arts, Economics and History) at Moi University in Eldoret (Kenya) in 2003, and M.A. (History) degree at Kenyatta University in Nairobi (Kenya) in 2008. He is currently working on a book project, published by James Currey, based on his Ph.D. dissertation, "A History of Terik" (Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, UK in 2016). Dr. Biegon's research focuses on the social and cultural processes of change among African ethnic groups during the colonial period, with specific reference to East Africa. In his talk, he will present his paper, "Henry Kapkuot: Terik Sub-National Movements in Late Colonial Kenya," which is part of a larger project surrounding "East Africa in the Late Colonial to Early Post-Colonial Period". He explores how writing was exploited as a new and specific technology by literate Africans to challenge British colonial policies and create their own "ethnic nationalist" movements. His research includes attention to violence in informal settlements (so-called ‘slums’) throughout urban East Africa and its effects on communities in the late colonial period, in addition to studies on the First World War in East Africa. He has a recent publication in the Journal of African History, Afrika Zamani.

 

Dr. Eliud Biegon is a Fulbright-Scholar-In-Residence at The Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU). He is also Lecturer in Social and Cultural History at the Department of History, Archaeology and Political Studies (HAPS) at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

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