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Mathare is a collection of slums in Nairobi, Kenya with a population of approximately 500,000 people; the population of Mathare Valley alone, the oldest of the slums that make up Mathare, is 180,000 people. Mathare is the home of football team Mathare United of the MYSA.

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Google previewWhy Don't the Poor Rise Up? (2017)

Organizing the Twenty-First Century Resistance by Ajamu Nangwaya, Michael Truscello

Mathare is a poor urban settlement in the east of the city that, for over nine decades, has been denied basic services by the government. Yet, even in its historical stigmatization—in both the colonial and postcolonial period—as a place of prostitution, crime, and illegally produced alcohol, its residents survive and contest structural dehumanization in a variety of imperfect ways. The short stories that follow offer portraits of these grave struggles in which they engage, and also highlight the ...

Google previewLife on a Modern Planet (1995)

A Manifesto for Progress by Richard North

Mathare is a steep-sided gully with a river running through it. It is surrounded by some very prosperous suburbs. It is what you would expect a shanty to be. Tin shacks predominate. They often have no windows and are built on earth (mud in the rainy season) ; they are about the size of a kitchen in a cramped modern flat. Rubbish heaps are everywhere, and merge with the streets. There are communal lavatories scattered around, and quite a lot of the people use them. There is a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Tocharian B (1999)

by Douglas Q. Adams

mathare (n.

Google previewAfrica: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society [3 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society by Toyin Falola Ph.D., Daniel Jean-Jacques

One particularly interesting club, Mathare United, originally drew its players from Mathare Valley, a Nairobi slum. Also today many of these premier league teams have women's clubs that play in the Kenyan Women's Premier League founded in 2010. The Kenyan athletes, both men and women, who are most widely known are distance runners, who regularly dominate middle-distance and steeplechase in international competitions and marathons from Boston, Chicago, and New York ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty (2015)

by Mehmet Odekon

Children play in a polluted alleyway in Mathare, Nairobi, October 26, 2010. The lack of clean drinking water and basic sanitation in lowincome areas puts women and children at disproportionate risk. ( Sustainable Sanitation Alliance/Laura Kraft) The muchtalkedabout brown Asian haze that spreads over much of.

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