Myles Osborne is an associate professor of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of Ethnicity and Empire in Kenya: Loyalty and Martial Race among the Kamba, c. 1800 to the Present, coauthor of Africans and Britons in the Age of Empires, 1660–1980, and editor of The Life and Times of General China: Mau Mau and the End of Empire in Kenya.
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Featuring contributions by new and established Africanist scholars, this volume is the first book-length treatment of “martial race” in Africa. A key organizing principle of colonialism, the category of martial race was contested by African men and women as they sought to negotiate against the colonial state as well as within their home communities.