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Title:Our turn to eat: politics in Kenya since 1950
Editors:Branch, DanielISNI
Cheeseman, NicholasISNI
Garnder, Leigh
Series:Afrikanische Studien
City of publisher:Berlin
Publisher:Lit Verlag
ISBN:3825898059; 9783825898052
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:nation building
political change
Abstract:The original conference which gave rise to this volume discussing the process of nation-building in post-colonial Kenya was supported by the African Studies Centre, Oxford University. The Introduction: our turn to eat is by Daniel Branch and Nic Cheeseman. The contributions chart the history of 'majimboism' (regionalism) (D.M. Anderson); taxation and development, 1945-1963 (L. Gardner); institutionalized authoritarianism and suppression of the opposition (S. Mueller); did Kenyatta revert to a Kikuyu past or build a Kenyan national future? (B. Knighton); agrarian laws in Kenya and impediments of social economic change, 1963-2002 (C. Ochieng); popular music and politics, the case of Eric Wainaina's 'Sawa Sawa' (J. Nyairo); the construction and negotiation of ethnicity, the case of the Kalenjin (G. Lynch); political parties, elections and ethnicity in Kenya, KANU (Kenya African National Union), KADU (Kenya African Democratic Union) and the rise of ethnic cleavages (S. Elischer); constitutional reform and the crisis of democratization in Kenya (S. Nasong'o); and the Conclusion: the failure of nation-building and the Kenya crisis (D. Branch and N. Cheeseman). [ASC Leiden abstract]