Kenya

Author: Barbara Saffer
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736807713
Release Date: 2001-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An introduction to the geography, history, economy, culture, and people of Kenya.

Kenya

Author: Godfrey Mwakikagile
Publisher: New Africa Press
ISBN: 9780980258790
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

This book is about Kenya as a country and as a nation. It is also a work of comparative analysis in the African context. It also focuses on the nation as an entity with its own personality and national character. Kenya is one of the most well-known countries in Africa for several reasons. It is one of the major tourist destinations in the world. It is, by African standards, one of the most developed countries on the continent. It also occupies a special place in the history of Africa because of the role it played in the struggle for independence. It was in Kenya where Mau Mau, an uprising against colonial injustices, was fought. Mau Mau was one of the bloodiest and most successful wars in colonial history, and it thrust Kenya into the international spotlight. It also earned the Mau Mau freedom fighters distinction as some of the most outstanding champions of freedom for Africans and as some of the most revered fighters in the struggle for African liberation from imperial rule. They are still remembered today not only as gallant fighters but as some of the pioneers of the African independence movement. Jomo Kenyatta himself, who was accused of leading Mau Mau and who later became the first president of Kenya, was one of the most respected African leaders and was revered as the Grand Old Man of the African independence movement. He cast a long shadow over Kenya and the rest of the continent and his formidable personality and legendary role as the leader of the independence movement also played a major role in thrusting his country on the international scene. Kenya is also the economic powerhouse of East Africa. It has the most developed and the strongest economy among all the countries which constitute the East African Community (EAC). They are Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi. It is, in fact, the most developed country in the entire region of Eastern Africa which includes the countries in the Horn of Africa: Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti. This work is a general introduction to Kenya as a country and as a nation. Subjects covered include a short history of the country, its geography including administrative provinces and various ethnic groups in those provinces; Mau Mau and the struggle for independence; the early years of independence; political developments through the decades; the cultures of different ethnic groups; the country's natural resources and much more. Also addressed in the book is the country's ethnic diversity and the impact it has had on Kenya's stability as a country and as a nation composed of different ethnic and racial groups. The author also looks at Kenya's national character from his background as an East African himself from neighbouring Tanzania in a study of comparative analysis between Kenya and Tanzania as political entities with different national characters to demonstrate that nations do, indeed, have different national characters. This is an excellent introduction for those who want to learn about Kenya for the first time, and even for those who already know about Kenya but want to learn more about the country. Students and tourists alike will find this work to be very useful. And for those going to Kenya or anywhere else in East Africa for the first time as tourists, students, scholars or simply as travellers, the book will serve as an excellent source of information about life and different cultures and even about politics in contemporary times in one of the most dynamic countries on the African continent and which casts a shadow over the entire East African region; although the rest of the countries in the region have not been entirely eclipsed by their powerful neighbour.

Kenya

Author: Richard Trillo
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 1858288592
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

The Rough Guide to Kenya is the ultimate guide to East Africa's best-known destination. Features include: a full-colour section introducing Kenya's highlights; practical advice on getting the most out of Kenya, from the well-known safari parks to the little known reserves, and the highlands, lakes and deserts to downtown Nairobi and the Indian Ocean; detailed reviews of accommodation and eating options to suit every taste and budget, including luxury lodges and local restaurants; candid coverage of Kenya's history, politics, culture and environment; and maps and plans for every region.

Kenya

Author: Bob Italia
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1577653890
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An introduction to the history, land, economy, government, and holidays of Kenya.

Kenya

Author: Mohamed Amin
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: STANFORD:36105082026472
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Travel


Kenya

Author: Geoff Sayer
Publisher: Oxfam
ISBN: 0855983825
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Travel

Geoff Sayer contrasts the conspicuous wealth of the Kenyan ruling elite with the destitution of the many, who have survived almost entirely on their own resources. This profile of the country is ideal for visitors intent on greater understanding.

Kenya National Assembly Official Record Hansard

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Release Date: 2011-05-11
Genre:

The official records of the proceedings of the Legislative Council of the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, the House of Representatives of the Government of Kenya and the National Assembly of the Republic of Kenya.

Culture and Customs of Kenya

Author: N. W. Sobania
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313314861
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

Discusses the traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts of Kenya.

Kenya

Author: Jane Barsby
Publisher: Kuperard Pub
ISBN: 9781857333497
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Reference

Looks at the social life, customs, and national characteristics of Kenya, including coverage of such topics as values, attitudes, religion, family, food, language, and social relationships.

Control Crisis in Colonial Kenya

Author: Bruce Berman
Publisher: James Currey Publishers
ISBN: 0852550693
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Literary Collections

The first full length study of the development of the colonial state in Africa.

Kenya

Author: Godwin R. Murunga
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 1842778579
Release Date: 2007-03-15
Genre: Political Science

This uniquely comprehensive study of Kenya's political trajectory shows how the struggle for democracy has been waged in civil society, through opposition parties, and amongst traditionally marginalised groups like women and the young. It also considers the remaining impediments to democratisation, in the form of a powerful police force and damaging structural adjustment policies. Thus, the authors argue, democratisation in Kenya is a laborious and non-linear process. Kenyans' recent electoral successes, the book concludes, have empowered them and reinvigorated the prospects for democracy, heralding a more autonomous and peaceful twenty-first century.

Kenya

Author: Sara Louise Kras
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736867724
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Learn about the people and places of Kenya.

Kenya National Assembly Official Record Hansard

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Release Date: 2004-04-06
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The official records of the proceedings of the Legislative Council of the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, the House of Representatives of the Government of Kenya and the National Assembly of the Republic of Kenya.