The Comforts of Home

Prostitution in Colonial Nairobi


"This history is . . . the first fully-fleshed story of African Nairobi in all of its complexity which foregrounds African experiences. Given the overwhelming white dominance in the written sources, it is a remarkable achievement."—Claire Robertson, International Journal of African Historical Studies

"White's book . . . takes a unique approach to a largely unexplored aspect of African History. It enhances our understanding of African social history, political economy, and gender studies. It is a book that deserves to be widely read."—Elizabeth Schmidt, American Historical Review
  • University of Chicago Press; February 2009
  • ISBN 9780226895000
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: The Comforts of Home
  • Author: Luise White
  • Imprint: University of Chicago Press

About The Author

Luise White is assistant professor of history at the University of Minnesota.