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  • Africa, My Passionby Corinne Hofmann; Peter Millar

    Arcadia Books Limited 2014; US$ 8.74

    In an exquisite personal pilgrimage, Corinne Hofmann, author of the global bestseller The White Masai, delves into the slums of Nairobi to uncover the heart-warming and heart-breaking stories of unforgettable people and places, then treks 500 miles across the Namibian desert to discover the lives of the nomadic Himba people. Joined by her half-Kenyan... more...

  • "We Only Come Here to Struggle"by Berida Ndambuki; Claire Cone Robertson

    Indiana University Press 2000; US$ 14.99

    Here is the life history of Berida Ndambuki, a Kenyan woman trader born in 1936, who speaks movingly of her experiences under the turbulences of late British colonialism and independence. A poverty survivor, Berida overcame patriarchal constraints to reclaim the rights to her labor, her body, and her spirit. She invokes a many-faceted picture of central... more...

  • Defeating Mau Mauby Louis Leakey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    The second of two important books by Louis Leakey, the renowned expert on the Kikuyu tribe. This book examines the organisation of the Mau Mau movement, its propaganda, the nature of its religious aspects and its oaths and the mistakes its leaders made as well as covering chapters on necessary reforms to prevent further outbreaks of a similar nature. more...

  • Email from Ngetiby James H. Smith; Ngeti Mwadime

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Email from Ngeti is a captivating story of sorcery, redemption, and transnational friendship in the globalized twenty-first century. When the anthropologist James Smith returns to Kenya to begin fieldwork for a new research project, he meets Ngeti Mwadime, a young man from the Taita Hills who is as interested in the United States as Smith is in Taita.... more...

  • Fields of Change among the Iteso of Kenyaby Ivan Karp

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Fields of Change is a study of the means by which the Iteso adapted to the imposition of colonial rule and the loss of political independence. It explores their pacification and incorporation into a colonial state and the effects that these processes have had on Iteso territorial and political systems. At the same time it examines the way in which... more...

  • Kenya?s Past as Prologueby Marie-Aude Fouere; Susan Mwangi

    Twaweza Communications 2015; US$ 37.00

    During the run-up to Kenya?s 2013 general elections, crucial political and civic questions were raised. Could past mistakes, especially political and ethnic-related violence, be avoided this time round? Would the spectre of the 2007 post-electoral violence positively or negatively affect debates and voting? How would politicians, electoral bodies such... more...

  • Uncertain Tastesby Jon Holtzman

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    This richly drawn ethnography of Samburu cattle herders in northern Kenya examines the effects of an epochal shift in their basic diet-from a regimen of milk, meat, and blood to one of purchased agricultural products. In his innovative analysis, Jon Holtzman uses food as a way to contextualize and measure the profound changes occurring in Samburu social... more...

  • Birth of a Nationby Gerard Lougrhan

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Launched in Nairobi in 1960, three years before the birth of independent Kenya, the Nation group of newspapers grew up sharing the struggles of an infant nation, suffering the pain of its failures and rejoicing in its successes. Marking its 50th anniversary in 2010, the Nation looks back on its performance as the standard-bearer for journalistic integrity... more...

  • Challenges of African Growthby Benno Ndulu

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 14.99

    Poverty in Africa is largely the outcome of slow growth. With the region hosting 10 percent of the world's population but a staggering 30 percent of the world's poor, the challenges it faces are enormous but NOT insurmountable. The message of this book is clear - poverty-eradicating development in Africa is possible. In fact, there are indications... more...

  • The Coming African Hourby Luc Sindjoun

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2010; US$ 41.80

    The Coming African hour is not a slogan, nor wishful thinking. It is a conclusion that derives from an insightful analysis of the current situation pertaining on the continent. Several African scholars, coming from different regions and academic backgrounds are elaborating ideas and arguments in order to explain the constraints and to illustrate the... more...