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Kenya after 50 : reconfiguring historical, political, and policy milestones

Author: Michael Mwenda Kithinji; Mickie Mwanzia Koster; Jerono P Rotich
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Series: African histories and modernities.
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This book applies an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate the journey that Kenya has traveled as a nation since the end of colonialism on December 12, 1963. The book demonstrates that Kenya's postcolonial experience is marked with moments of tremendous feats amidst economic and political challenges that have on occasion strained the national fabric. While Kenya has distinguished itself as a commerce and industry  Read more...
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Kenya after 50.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
(DLC) 2015024442
(OCoLC)944166460
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Mwenda Kithinji; Mickie Mwanzia Koster; Jerono P Rotich
ISBN: 9781137558305 113755830X
OCLC Number: 946358249
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover ; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part I Contesting History and Memories; 1 The Demise and Rise of Majimbo in Independent Kenya; 2 Recasting the Mau Mau Uprising: Reparations, Narration, and Memory; 3 Rethinking the Shifta War Fifty Years after Independence: Myth, Memory, and Marginalization; 4 "Rendillelane": Spatial Views from the Periphery of Kenya; 5 Politics and the Lack of Labor Militancy in Kenya: Trade Unionism after Independence; Part II Reassessing Politics and Policies 6 The Strategic Art of Appeasing Old Lovers while Courting New Friends: Kenya's Foreign Relations in Retrospect7 Kenya at Fifty and the Betrayal of Nationalism: The Paradoxes of Two Family Dynasties; 8 Elusive Justice: The Maasai Contestation of Land Appropriation in Kenya: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective; 9 Kenya at Fifty: State Policing Reforms, Politics, and Law, 1963-2013; 10 Continuity and Change in Kenya's Defense and Foreign Policies: The Impact of the New Security Dilemma; List of Contributors; Index
Series Title: African histories and modernities.
Other Titles: Kenya after fifty
Responsibility: edited by Michael Mwenda Kithinji, Mickie Mwanzia Koster, and Jerono P. Rotich.

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This book explores the journey that Kenya has travelled as a nation since its independence on December 12, 1963. It seeks to advance understanding of the country's major milestones in the  Read more...

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