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Second Face free pdf "Second Face: Berida's Lives" follows Berida Ndambuki, a 62-year-old dried staples trader, to her work at Gikomba Market in Nairobi and to her home at Kathonzweni in Ukambani in central Kenya. The portrait presented is complex - we see her involvement in women's groups, her friendships and family, the high burden of women's rural labour as well as the tribulations of live in Nairobi. Although a personal journey, the video shows the living conditions of a large number of Kenyan women. It traces social and economic change, environmental degradation and reconstruction, class differences within families and villages, the gender division of labour, women's work, urban and rural contrasts, addiction, care for the aged, and marital and family relationships. Berida's own voice structures "Second Face". The video employs a natural soundtrack, with some subtitles and audio translation. Filmed on location in Kenya in colour. Produced and directed by Claire Robertson, secondary author and editor of "We Only Come Here to Struggle".

About Claire Robertson

Claire Robertson, Associate Professor in the departments of History and Women's Studies at the Ohio State University, has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in African History, and has specialized in the study of African women, especially traders, for some twenty-five years. She has published numerous articles and four books including Sharing the Same Bowl: A Socioeconomic History of Women and Trade in Accra, Ghana (1984), which won the 1985 Herskovits Prize from the African Studies Association, and Trouble Showed the Way: Women, Men and Trade in the Nairobi Area, 1890-1990 (1997), during the research for which she became friends with Berida Ndambuki.

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Author : Claire Robertson
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Data Published : 29 June 2000
ISBN : 0253213940
EAN : 9780253213945
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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