Approaching madness
Deviant psychology in Kenya Colony
in Madness and marginality
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This chapter traces the cultural and social history of mental illness in the settler imagination. It investigates the idea of Africa as a site of madness and considers the relationship between degeneracy and deviance. These themes were not incidental to settler culture but major recursive tropes. The European mentally ill in Kenya were certainly marginal but madness and transgression were not.

Madness and marginality

The lives of Kenya’s White insane


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