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Department of History

Ms BUSHIDI Cecile Feza

BA (Hons.) History and African Studies, MSc African Studies


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Ms BUSHIDI Cecile Feza
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Thesis title:
Mwomboko: Performing Historical Narratives of Kenya between 1920s and today.
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PhD Research

Adopting an interdisciplinary thematic and theoretical framework of study, my research examines the historical evolution of a Gikuyu dance and music performance that emerged in the mid-1920s Central Province of Kenya. This performance is known as mwomboko. This historical ethnography investigates how the contexts of emergence, the forms, as well as the instrumentalization of mwomboko were shaped by, and evolved in parallel with, the political, social and cultural forces unfolding in Kenya between 1920s and today.

This three-year research is generously funded by the Wolfson Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities.