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Facing Mount Kenya

Author : Jomo Kenyatta
ISBN : 1846555523
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Besides its continuing value for an understanding of the problems of Kenya, IFacing Mount Kenya/I has an enduring place in the literature of social anthropology. As Professor Malinowski wrote in his introduction, it 'is a really competent and instructive contribution to African ethnography by a scholar of pure African parentage... As a first-hand account of a representative African culture, as an invaluable document in the principles underlying culture-contact and change; last, but not least, as a personal statement of the new outlook of a progressive African, this book will rank as a pioneering achievement of outstanding merit'.I/I

Facing Mount Kenya

Author : Jomo Kenyatta
ISBN : UOM:39015025543615
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An eminent scholar and nationalistic leader presents a study of African tribal life as represented in his own Kikuyu society
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Facing Mount Kenya

Author : Jomo Kenyatta
ISBN : LCCN:62003764
Genre : Kikuyu (African people)
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Category: Kikuyu (African people)

A Bishop Facing Mount Kenya

Author : Obadiah Kariuki
ISBN : UVA:X001276831
Genre : Anglican Communion
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No Picnic On Mount Kenya

Author : Felice Benuzzi
ISBN : 9780857053756
Genre : History
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A rediscovered mountaineering classic and the extraordinary true story of a daring escape up Mount Kenya by three prisoners of war. When the clouds covering Mount Kenya part one morning to reveal its towering peaks for the first time, prisoner of war Felice Benuzzi is transfixed. The tedium of camp life is broken by the beginnings of a sudden idea - an outrageous, dangerous, brilliant idea. There are not many people who would break out of a P.O.W. camp, trek for days across perilous terrain before climbing the north face of Mount Kenya with improvised equipment, meagre rations, and with a picture of the mountain on a tin of beef among their more accurate guides. There are probably fewer still who would break back in to the camp on their return. But this is the remarkable story of three such men. No Picnic on Mount Kenya is a powerful testament to the human spirit of revolt and adventure in even the darkest of places. "The history of mountaineering can hardly present a parallel to this mad but thrilling escapade" - Saturday Review "A most extraordinary prisoner-of-war and escape story" - New Yorker "A mad venture and a gallant tribute to man's deep yearning for freedom" - Kirkus Reviews "The book crackles with the same dry humour as its title. It contains the prison-yard bartering and candlelight stitching that mark a classic jailbreak yarn; the encounters with wild beasts in Mount Kenya's forest belt are as gripping, and the descriptions of sparkling glaciers as awe-inspiring, as any passage in the great exploration diaries of the early 20th century" - The Economist
Category: History

Man Hunt In Kenya

Author : Ian Henderson
ISBN : 9781787201873
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The rise of one African leader would bring the Mau Mau movement to an end. This is the exciting story of the great MAN HUNT IN KENYA An extraordinary man roamed the vast forests and craggy foothills of Kenya’s Aberdare plateau. He was a man of animal instincts and animal cunning. He was a Bible-reading fanatic who served the god Ngai. He was an orator whose vitriolic rhetoric had moved thousands to do as he wished. He had killed, plundered, and tortured his way to the head of a movement which had terrorized an entire country. He was Kimathi—the Kikuyu boy who became the most feared and despised leader of the Mau Mau movement. Senior Police Superintendent Ian Henderson’s hunt for Kimathi lasted one full year. It was a year of brutal hardship and personal sacrifice spent in the tangled Aberdare wilderness—an untracked area as hazardous and difficult as any in Africa. To read of Ian Henderson’s search is to share with him the heartbreaking setbacks, the terror-filled months of climbing, cutting, clawing, sifting through a country few white men had penetrated before. MAN HUNT IN KENYA tells, in gripping detail, the last chapter in the Mau Mau story.
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Author : Daniel Branch
ISBN : 9780300180640
Genre : Kenya
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On December 12, 1963, people across Kenya joyfully celebrated independence from British colonial rule, anticipating a bright future of prosperity and social justice. As the nation approaches the fiftieth anniversary of its independence, however, the people's dream remains elusive. During its first five decades Kenya has experienced assassinations, riots, coup attempts, ethnic violence, and political corruption. The ranks of the disaffected, the unemployed, and the poor have multiplied. In this authoritative and insightful account of Kenya's history from 1963 to the present day, Daniel Branch sheds new light on the nation's struggles and the complicated causes behind them. Branch describes how Kenya constructed itself as a state and how ethnicity has proved a powerful force in national politics from the start, as have disorder and violence. He explores such divisive political issues as the needs of the landless poor, international relations with Britain and with the Cold War superpowers, and the direction of economic development. Tracing an escalation of government corruption over time, the author brings his discussion to the present, paying particular attention to the rigged election of 2007, the subsequent compromise government, and Kenya's prospects as a still-evolving independent state.
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Mau Mau And Kenya

Author : Wunyabari O. Maloba
ISBN : 0852557450
Genre : Kenya
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This work introduces the Mau Mau movement and its part in Kenya's nationalism and independence.
Category: Kenya

Imperial Reckoning

Author : Caroline Elkins
ISBN : 1429900296
Genre : History
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A major work of history that for the first time reveals the violence and terror at the heart of Britain's civilizing mission in Kenya As part of the Allied forces, thousands of Kenyans fought alongside the British in World War II. But just a few years after the defeat of Hitler, the British colonial government detained nearly the entire population of Kenya's largest ethnic minority, the Kikuyu-some one and a half million people. The compelling story of the system of prisons and work camps where thousands met their deaths has remained largely untold-the victim of a determined effort by the British to destroy all official records of their attempts to stop the Mau Mau uprising, the Kikuyu people's ultimately successful bid for Kenyan independence. Caroline Elkins, an assistant professor of history at Harvard University, spent a decade in London, Nairobi, and the Kenyan countryside interviewing hundreds of Kikuyu men and women who survived the British camps, as well as the British and African loyalists who detained them. The result is an unforgettable account of the unraveling of the British colonial empire in Kenya-a pivotal moment in twentieth- century history with chilling parallels to America's own imperial project. Imperial Reckoning is the winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.
Category: History