08 Jul Exposed inequalities
This article interrogates the experiences of Kenyan women students and trainees abroad in the 1950s and 1960s, a period that saw increased African student mobility. It examines the application process, challenges they faced in education and training, their social life, and experiences of racism and sexism, before returning to Kenya. Kenyan women were active participants in, and beneficiaries of, the globalisation processes that characterised the period, but at the same time, their movements exposed existing inequalities in globalised structures. An analysis of these women’s mobility highlights experiences of post-colonial trajectories hitherto underrepresented in historiographies of African student abroad.