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Decolonization and Independence in Kenya, 1940-93 By Edited by Bethwell A. Ogot

Decolonization and Independence in Kenya, 1940-93
by Edited by Bethwell A. Ogot

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Kenyan historians chart Kenya's post-independence years.
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Decolonization and Independence in Kenya, 1940-93 by Edited by Bethwell A. Ogot

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 era looks 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

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Decolonization and Independence in Kenya, 1940-93 Reviews

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 in JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL & COMMONWEALTH HISTORY

Table of Contents

Part 1 The decolonization of Kenya: a theoretical perspective, W.O. Maloba; the formative years, 1945-55, Atieno Odhiambo; the decisive years, 1955-63, B.A. Ogot. Part 2 The Kenyatta era 1963-78: structural and political change under Kenyatta, 1963-78, William Ochieng'; social and cultural change, Robert Maxon. Part 3 The first Nyayo decade 1978-88: the economics of structural adjustment, Robert Maxon and Peter Ndege; the politics of populism, B.A. Ogot; the construction of a national culture, William Ochieng'; bibliography on the literature of decolonization, William Ochieng'. Part 4 Epilogue: transition from single-party to multi-party political system, 1989-1993.

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Decolonization and Independence in Kenya, 1940-93 by Edited by Bethwell A. Ogot
Edited by Bethwell A. Ogot
Eastern African Studies
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