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Memory, Identity and Heritage in the south Kenya Coast: Case of Shimoni Slave caves

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Herman Ogoti Kiriama

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About Herman
Herman O. Kiriama is a Senior Lecturer at Kisii University Kenya,. Previously he was Head of Coastal Archaeology with the National Museums of Kenya. He has a PhD in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies from Deakin University, Australia
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Abstract

Though slavery was practised in the Kenya coast for a long time, the subject of slavery has,however, been an anathema in Kenya. Nobody has been willing to talk about it or its effects.Slowly, however, things have started to change and now people, especially those thought to be descendants of slaves or slave traders have started to talk about it. This paper, using the
Shimoni slave caves on the south Kenya coast, examines what is being remembered and how these memories are being used to construct relationships not only within and between the communities of these areas but with the wider Kenyan nation.
How to Cite: Kiriama, H.O., (2017). Memory, Identity and Heritage in the south Kenya Coast: Case of Shimoni Slave caves. Journal of African Cultural Heritage Studies. 1(1), pp.4–18. DOI: http://doi.org/10.22599/jachs.10
Published on 02 Jun 2017.
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