Mambo!

Mambo! (“The News” in Swahili) is a series of working papers. They present the results of fieldwork research and preliminary analysis. More than 50 papers have been published since 2000 and are available online.

Mambo! is a Hypotheses Research blog. Find it here : https://mambo.hypotheses.org/

Latest articles

  • by Alice C. Rabelo
    Aline C. RABELO. Mambo! vol. XVI (12), 2019. After several years in the Tanzanian courts, without any favourable resolutions, four pastoralist Maasai villages from Loliondo area decided to file a case against the government at the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) in 2017, now motivated by new evictions that happened that year. Filing a […]
  • by Marie-Aude Fouéré
    Marie-Aude FOUÉRÉ. Mambo! Vol. XVI (11), 2019. En Tanzanie, depuis 1999, chaque 14 octobre (jour férié de Nyerere Day) est l’occasion de célébrer celui qui a le statut de père de la nation. Mais 2019 a la particularité d’associer un chiffre rond, vingt ans, à un enjeu de réélection pour le président actuel, John Magufuli.
  • by Florence Wenzek
    Florence WENZEK. Mambo! Vol. XVI (10), 2019. This paper focuses on micropolitics involved in the opening of a government girls’ school in Tanga, on the coast of Tanganyika, in the early 1930s. Through a study of elites’ involvement in the opening of the school, this paper deconstructs the colonial discourse concerning African and Muslim’s rejection […]
  • by Yanis Mokri
    Yanis MOKRI. Mambo! Vol. XVI (9), 2019. Since the 1940s, the history of coastal Kenya relies essentially on monumental trading centres studies of the last millennium and a half. On the contrary, hinterlands of those remarkable cities were not subjects of research before the late 1970s.
  • by Léa Benoit
    Léa BENOIT. Mambo! XVI (8), 2019. Produit «futile» par excellence, quasi comestible, périssable, la rose est pourtant la fleur coupée la plus commercialisée au monde, indispensable aux événements de la vie et aux fêtes calendaires. Elle est ainsi au cœur d’enjeux de développement durable pour de nombreux pays, et tout particulièrement le Kenya.
  • by Léa Benoit
    Léa BENOIT. Mambo! XVI (8), 2019. Although it is a “futile” product by excellence, almost edible and perishable, rose is the most commercialized cut flower in the world, indispensable for life events and calendar festivals. It is at the heart of sustainable development challenges for many countries, especially Kenya.
  • by Mary Achieng’ Obudho
    Mary Achieng’ OBUDHO. Mambo! XVI (7), 2019. This paper focuses on mbaka, in Luo language, among motorbike riders in a West Kenyan village at the shores of Lake Victoria. Mbaka refers to verbal games, focusing particularly on women and sexuality.

PDF Versions

The PDF versions of the Mambo! articles are available on the Hal-SHS Open Repository :
https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/IFRA-MAMBO/browse/last