Decolonization and Independence in Kenya, 1940-93
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312 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

Series: Eastern African Studies

Imprint: James Currey

Decolonization and Independence in Kenya, 1940-93

Edited by Bethwell A. Ogot and William R. Ochieng

by William R. Ochieng

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Kenyan historians chart Kenya's post-independence years.
In this text, a group of Kenyan historians provide an analysis of the history of the 30 years since Kenya's independence in 1963. The first three chapters examine the transformation of the political arena from the period after World War II to the Mau Mau emergency and the period leading up to independence. There follows a section on Pax Kenyatta, when Jomo Kenyatta remained the pivotal agency in the postcolonial transformation. The chapters on the Moi eralooks to the recent past, as well as forward to the future as Kenya tries to develop its democratic procedures.

North America: Ohio U Press; Kenya: EAEP
"The last fifty years are a historical minefield, and in modern Kenya writing history can be more than the pleasantly subversive activity advocated by post-modernists. The authors have the necessary qualities and they have produced the kind of history which urgently needs writing - and reading - in Kenya ... . If their historical vision is true, Kenya may yet see better days again. In the West, historians have become resigned to being ignored and irrelevant. A book like this reminds us that we too may have responsibilities and duties beyond the academic department and the promotion committee." Richard Waller, JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL & COMMONWEALTH HISTORY

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9780852557051

January 1995

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Title Details

312 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

Series: Eastern African Studies

Imprint: James Currey