Africa: Higher Education

According to African legend, one day in a prehistoric matriarchy of Kenya, the men decided that the women had ruled long enough. After wisely making sure that all their rulers were pregnant and in no condition to fight back, the males revolted and reduced their wives to wood choppers and burden bearers, discouraged them from talking or thinking. Now, scores of centuries later, Kenya's men are sorry. As the country's independence approaches, its leaders prepare to fill the positions British colonials now hold in the government, the military and the church. But Kenya's wives—even...

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