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Since independence in 1963, Kenya has survived 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 been circumscribed by its failure to transcend its colonial past: its governments have failed to achieve adequate living conditions for most of its citizens an ...more
Hardcover, 736 pages
Published January 15th 2012 by I. B. Tauris (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Its mine....so I really had to !
John Seno
Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An incredible book,the daily newspapers and magazines rarely capture the intertwined relationship between economic,politics,history,policy,government,resources,ethnicity and a whole lot of other factors that converge to create this nation we call Kenya. The author traces the roots of present day challenges to pre-independence and articulately weaves together a thoroughly enjoyable and realistic portrayal of Kenya. Charles Hornsby also lays aside simplistic narratives or theories of certain indiv ...more
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Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
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An impressive work of scholarship, focusing primarily on Kenya’s political and economic history. But only recommended for people with a strong and deep interest in the subject matter. Anyone else will find reading it a chore.
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Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an impressive chronology of post-independence Kenya, and a must-read.
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