In this article I use oral and documentary evidence gathered during recent fieldwork and archival research in the UK and Kenya to explore the ways in which the Church of Scotland Mission to Kenya attempted to use sport to “civilize” and “discipline” the people of Central Kenya. I make a case for the important contributions the topic of sport can make to the study of African and colonial history, and offer a comprehensive critique of the only book-length work which explores the history of sport in colonial Kenya, John Bale and Joe Sang’s Kenyan Running (1996).
|Journal||History in Africa|
|Early online date||23 Jun 2015|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2016|
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- School of History, Classics and Archaeology - UoE Honorary staff
Person: Affiliated Independent Researcher