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Time for Harvest
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From the bleak days of severe marginalisation; days when words such as �women�s empowerment� or �affirmative action� were taboo in Kenya, Time for harvest: Women and Constitution Making in Kenya captivatingly traces women�s struggles to change their status, their lives and their entire destiny. It is a brilliant exposition of the sheer ingenuity, perseverance and tenacity to contribute to the attainment of an all inclusive Constitution that banishes, inter alia, gender discrimination in all spheres of life, including social, economic, cultural, and political spheres. In this way, it opens up massive space for Kenyan women to �exhale�. Wanjiku deftly tells the story of many great women actors in the struggle and the nature of their contribution while sparing us the pain that was suffered by individual women and their families as they identified with what at times seemed like mission impossible. They must be the women who, in her words, �have names, hearts that ache, eyes that weep, feet that hurt�. The books is suitable for the general reader as well as scholars in cultural and feminist studies. Student of politics, law, history, sociology, anthropology and literature who want to know the path travelled by Kenyans - women specifically - in constitution making will find it useful.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. List of Photographs / Maps
  2. pp. xi-xviii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xix-xxvi
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xxvii-xxx
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  1. Acronyms
  2. pp. xxxi-xxxiv
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  1. Introduction: The Nurturers and Silent Gardeners
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part 1 - The Path Travelled
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. 1. Clearing the Fields: Background and Contextof Women’s Struggle
  2. pp. 13-30
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  1. 2. Negotiating for Space in the Constitutional Review Process
  2. pp. 31-56
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  1. 3. The National Constitutional Conference
  2. pp. 57-88
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  1. Part 2 - Women’s Voices
  2. pp. 89-90
  1. 4. Women’s Voices from the Provinces
  2. pp. 91-194
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  1. 5. Women’s Organisations and Women in Academia
  2. pp. 195-220
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  1. Part 3 - Negotiating the Double Covenant
  2. pp. 221-222
  1. 6. Women’s Negotiations at Bomas National Constitutional Conference (2003-2004)
  2. pp. 223-260
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  1. 7. 2005 Referendum: A Dream Deferred
  2. pp. 261-272
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  1. 8. The First Season of Harvest
  2. pp. 273-310
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  1. Part 4 - Reflections
  2. pp. 311-312
  1. 9. Women, Ethnicity and Constitution Making
  2. pp. 313-336
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  1. 10. Women’s Strategic Choices
  2. pp. 337-356
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  1. 11. Emerging from the Shadows
  2. pp. 357-374
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  1. 12. Conclusion
  2. pp. 375-380
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  1. Part 5 - Appendices
  2. pp. 381-382
  1. Appendix I: List of women mentioned in this book
  2. pp. 383-390
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  1. Appendix II: List of women delegates at Bomas
  2. pp. 391-396
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  1. Appendix III: CKRC Commissioners
  2. pp. 397-397
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  1. Appendix IV: Committee of Experts Commissioner (CoE)
  2. p. 398
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  1. Appendix V: List of constituencies referred to in theanalysis
  2. p. 398
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  1. Appendix VI: Memorandum from the women of Kenya on the PSC Draft Constitution of Kenya (2010)
  2. pp. 399-402
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  1. Appendix VII: Petition
  2. pp. 403-405
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  1. Appendix VIII: Amendment Bill, 2011
  2. pp. 406-410
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 411-416
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 417-430
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