“Rendillelane”: Spatial Views from the Periphery of Kenya

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For centuries, borders were the way the academic discipline of geography was understood by geographers. A person’s territory (their living space) was defined by society as far as its limitation and its demarcations. In Africa, the drawing of borders and its academic analysis play a major role in understanding regional politics; however, only recent studies on communities in the former colonies make any attempt to understand local perceptions and conceptualizations of their reality. In the case of the Rendille community in northern Kenya, similar to other herding communities in Africa, it is often argued that these communities “take up a ‘special’ place in modernist imagery” (Van-Wolputte and Verswijver, 2004, 1).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAfrican Histories and Modernities
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages24
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameAfrican Histories and Modernities
ISSN (Print)2634-5773
ISSN (Electronic)2634-5781

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016, Hilah Segal-Klein.


  • Enforce Border
  • Grazing Land
  • Northern Territory
  • Rift Valley
  • Space Division

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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