All Academic, Inc. Research Logo

Info/CitationFAQResearchAll Academic Inc.
Document

Visions of the African Press in Colonial Kenya: What the Nationalists Imagined
Unformatted Document Text:  15 Congress and gave publicity to it and the KAU. The Daily Chronicle also issued a call for total independence of the colony under majority African rule. 43 The creation of political consciousness The nationalists saw the newspapers as initiating political awareness among Africans. They allowed political leaders to articulate political concerns, announce upcoming political meetings, report on political activities, make demands of the colonial government and demonstrate to colonialists and themselves support for their causes. They were also a means of establishing certain slogans and promoting certain political personalities. The level of politics varied from publication to publication; the earlier papers often contained less pointed political information. Though the 1930s editions of Muigwithania called for settlers to give back land to the Africans, much of the political content appeared in the form of riddles and proverbs, which held meaning only for Kikuyu readers and were thus more subtle than the content that appeared in later papers. 44 Nevertheless, the colonial government became increasingly concerned with what appeared Muigwithania, finally banning it at the start of World War II. After the war, the African papers more regularly reported on the activities of political leaders, the proceedings of African political meetings as well as those of the colonial Legislative Council and the House of Commons. The papers denounced the policies of reserving land for Europeans as well as their treatment of African squatters. Editors urged their readers to stop concentrating on trivial social issues such as marriage and "evils of drink" and spend their energies on writing political letters for the newspapers. 45 43 Ainslie 106-107. 44 Goldsworthy 21. 45 Gadsden 521.

Authors: Wall, Melissa.
first   previous   Page 15 of 22   next   last



background image
15
Congress and gave publicity to it and the KAU. The Daily Chronicle also issued a call
for total independence of the colony under majority African rule.
43
The creation of political consciousness
The nationalists saw the newspapers as initiating political awareness among
Africans. They allowed political leaders to articulate political concerns, announce
upcoming political meetings, report on political activities, make demands of the colonial
government and demonstrate to colonialists and themselves support for their causes.
They were also a means of establishing certain slogans and promoting certain political
personalities. The level of politics varied from publication to publication; the earlier
papers often contained less pointed political information.
Though the 1930s editions of Muigwithania called for settlers to give back land to
the Africans, much of the political content appeared in the form of riddles and proverbs,
which held meaning only for Kikuyu readers and were thus more subtle than the content
that appeared in later papers.
44
Nevertheless, the colonial government became
increasingly concerned with what appeared Muigwithania, finally banning it at the start
of World War II. After the war, the African papers more regularly reported on the
activities of political leaders, the proceedings of African political meetings as well as
those of the colonial Legislative Council and the House of Commons. The papers
denounced the policies of reserving land for Europeans as well as their treatment of
African squatters. Editors urged their readers to stop concentrating on trivial social
issues such as marriage and "evils of drink" and spend their energies on writing political
letters for the newspapers.
45
43
Ainslie 106-107.
44
Goldsworthy 21.
45
Gadsden 521.


Convention
All Academic Convention can solve the abstract management needs for any association's annual meeting.
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.
Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!
Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!
Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

first   previous   Page 15 of 22   next   last

©2012 All Academic, Inc.