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Burying SM: The Politics of Knowledge and the Sociology of Power in Africa

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The distinguished Kenyan lawyer S.M. Otieno died intestate in 1986; the ensuing struggle between his Kikuyu widow and his Luo clan became a matter of national concern. Debates raged over what legal, cultural, social, and historical grounds should govern the disposition of SM's remains, what legal rights should be enjoyed by widows, and over the interests of the state.

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Paperback, 159 pages
Published May 4th 1992 by Heinemann Educational Books
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