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Kenda Mutongi, 'The Crooked Scaffold and the Myth of Meritocracy in Kenya'

By Hutchins Center for African & African American Research

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 12pm to 12pm

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  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024 12:30pm to 12:30pm
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Wednesday, February 21, 2024 12pm to 12pm

12:30pm to 12:30pm

Hiphop Archive & Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, Floor 2R View map
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In this installment of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Colloquium Series, Kenda Mutongi, Professor of History at MIT, will present on her project "Burning Down the School: A History of Student Protest in Kenya". The presentation will be based on her forthcoming manuscript, which traces the history of both violent and non-violent protest by secondary school students in Kenya from the 1910s to the present. It will enrich historiographies on education, protest, childhood, family, precarity and resilience, and on colonial and postcolonial Africa.

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