“These Our Games” – Sport and the Church of Scotland Mission to Kenya, c. 1907–1937

Thomas Cunningham

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Abstract

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).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-288
JournalHistory in Africa
Volume43
Early online date23 Jun 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

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