"Kill Me Quick": A History of Nubian Gin in Kibera*

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					"Kill Me Quick": A History of Nubian Gin in Kibera*
Johan de Smedt
The International Journal of African Histor
				
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Description: House ownership was a good investment of their savings, and allowed women to earn a regular income and be completely independent in terms of receiving clients for sex or drinking. [...] landlady" was a more respectable position.4 This paper tells the story of "the rise and fall of the Nubian gin" in Kibera, and shows how alcohol production in Kibera led to shifting gender relations and women's empowerment in a male-dominated society, resulting in Nubi women dominating the local economy.
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