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Kenya : a history since independence

Author: Charles Hornsby
Publisher: New York : I. B. Tauris, 2012.
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"Since independence in 1963, Kenya has survived nearly five decades as a functioning nation-state, with regular elections, its borders intact and without experiencing war or military rule. However, Kenya's independence has always been circumscribed by its failure to transcend its colonial past; its governments have failed to achieve adequate living conditions for most of its citizens; and its politics have been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hornsby, Charles.
Kenya.
New York : I. B. Tauris, 2012
(OCoLC)739839143
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Hornsby
ISBN: 9780857720849 0857720848
OCLC Number: 780445081
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 958 p.) : ill.
Contents: Independence! --
Struggle for the state, 1964-1965 --
Multi-party, but not democracy, 1966-1969 --
'Golden years', 1970-1974 --
Rigor mortis, 1975-1978 --
Too many cooks, 1978-1983 --
Heavy footsteps, 1984-1989 --
A second liberation? 1990-1992 --
Conflict and change, 1993-1997 --
Unnatural succession, 1998-2002 --
Back to the future, 2003-2008 --
Cold war and compromise, 2008-2011.
Responsibility: Charles Hornsby.

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