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 co...
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.
Henry Muoria (1914-97), self-taught journalist and pamphleteer, helped to inspire Kenya's nationalisms before Mau Mau. The pamphlets reproduced here, in Gikuyu and English, contrast his own originality with the conservatism of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first President. The contributing editors introduce Muoria's political context, tell how three remarkable women sustained his families' life; and remember him as father. Courageous intellectual, political, and domestic life here intertwine.
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.