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The Resource Kenya : between hope and despair, 1963-2011, Daniel Branch

Kenya : between hope and despair, 1963-2011, Daniel Branch

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Kenya : between hope and despair, 1963-2011
Title
Kenya
Title remainder
between hope and despair, 1963-2011
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Branch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. -- Publisher description
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1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Branch, Daniel
Dewey number
967.6204
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
Label
Kenya : between hope and despair, 1963-2011, Daniel Branch
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
""CONTENTS""; ""LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS""; ""ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS""; ""ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS""; ""NOTE ON ORTHOGRAPHY""; ""INTRODUCTION: THE PARTY""; ""FREEDOM AND SUFFERING, 1963� 69""; ""THE BIG MAN, 1968� 69""; ""THE FALLEN ANGEL, 1971� 75""; ""FOOTSTEPS, 1975� 82""; ""LOVE, PEACE AND UNITY, 1982� 88""; ""THE WAR OF ARROWS, 1989� 94""; ""THE GOLDENBERG YEARS, 1993 -- 2002""; ""NOTHING ACTUALLY REALLY CHANGED, 2002 -- 11""; ""THE LEOPARDS AND THE GOATS""; ""BIBLIOGRAPHY""; ""NOTES""; ""INDEX""
Control code
ocn761697229
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 366 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300180640
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)761697229
Label
Kenya : between hope and despair, 1963-2011, Daniel Branch
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
""CONTENTS""; ""LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS""; ""ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS""; ""ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS""; ""NOTE ON ORTHOGRAPHY""; ""INTRODUCTION: THE PARTY""; ""FREEDOM AND SUFFERING, 1963� 69""; ""THE BIG MAN, 1968� 69""; ""THE FALLEN ANGEL, 1971� 75""; ""FOOTSTEPS, 1975� 82""; ""LOVE, PEACE AND UNITY, 1982� 88""; ""THE WAR OF ARROWS, 1989� 94""; ""THE GOLDENBERG YEARS, 1993 -- 2002""; ""NOTHING ACTUALLY REALLY CHANGED, 2002 -- 11""; ""THE LEOPARDS AND THE GOATS""; ""BIBLIOGRAPHY""; ""NOTES""; ""INDEX""
Control code
ocn761697229
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 366 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300180640
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)761697229

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