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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • "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...

  • 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...

  • The Boy Is Goneby Laura Lee P. Huttenbach

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    A story with the power to change how people view the last years of colonialism in East Africa, The Boy Is Gone portrays the struggle for Kenyan independence in the words of a freedom fighter whose life spanned the twentieth century's most dramatic transformations. 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...

  • Kenya Todayby Ndirangu Mwaura

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 32.95

    This is the story of modern Africa: the reality of poverty, underdevelopment and the donor community. Are governments using politics and imported culture to trap ordinary Africans in a weakening web of international “friendship” and “economic partnership, more...

  • Kenyaby Joseph R. Oppong; Esther D. Oppong

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    These information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture 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...