Kenya Chronicles

Author: Bertram Francis Gurdon Baron Cranworth



Category: Kenya

Page: 367

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Kenyan chronicles

Author: Sheldon Arensen

Publisher: Multnomah Pub


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Three adventures of the Rugendo Rhinos, a club formed by four boys in the fifth and sixth grades, sons of missionaries in Kenya.

Nine Faces Of Kenya

Author: Elspeth Huxley

Publisher: Random House


Category: History

Page: 512

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In this marvelous anthology, Elspeth Huxley, our best and most popular writer on Africa, has drawn on her unparalleled knowledge of Kenya and its literature to present a fully rounded portrait of one of the most fascinating countries in the world. In nine sections focusing on exploration, travel, settlement, war, hunting, wildlife, environment, life-styles, and legend and poetry, using only first-hand accounts, she guides the reader through the story of Kenya from AD100 to the present with her characteristic candour and directness.

Imperial Reckoning

The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya

Author: Caroline Elkins

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company


Category: History

Page: 496

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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.

Red Strangers

The White Tribe of Kenya

Author: Christine Stephanie Nicholls

Publisher: Timewell Press


Category: History

Page: 349

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Kenya's forgotten history from its inception to independence in 1963.

Black Poachers, White Hunters

A Social History of Hunting in Colonial Kenya

Author: Edward I. Steinhart

Publisher: James Currey Publishers


Category: Big game hunting

Page: 248

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A study of hunting and poaching during the colonial era in Kenya.

Kenyan Running

Movement Culture, Geography, and Global Change

Author: John Bale

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: History

Page: 209

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1997 British Society of Sports History - Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History The record-breaking achievements of Kenyan athletes have caught the imagination of the world of sport. How significant really is Kenya in the world of sports? This book, the first to look in detail at the evolution and significance of a single sport in an African country, seeks to answer these and many other questions. Kenyan Running blends history, geography, sociology and anthropology in its quest to describe the emergence of Kenyan athletics from its pre-colonial traditions to its position in the modern world of globalized sport. The authors show the qualities of stamina and long distance running were recognized by early twentieth century travellers in east Africa and how modern running was imposed by colonial administrators and school teachers as a means of social control to replace the indigenous fold traditions.

Chronicles of an African

Author: Wanjala Wafula

Publisher: Booktango


Category: Social Science


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The book is a collection of articles written by Wanjala Wafula.

Indians in Kenya

The Politics of Diaspora

Author: Sana Aiyar

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: History

Page: 375

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Sana Aiyar chronicles the strategies by which Indians sought a political voice in Kenya, from the beginning of colonial rule to independence. She examines how the strands of Indians’ diasporic identity influenced Kenya’s leadership—from partnering with Europeans to colonize East Africa, to collaborating with Africans to battle racial inequality.