Contemporary History in Context

The Politics of the Independence of Kenya

Authors: Kyle, K.

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As with his critically acclaimed book on Suez, Keith Kyle revisits as a scholar ground that he first covered as a print and television journalist. After three introductory chapters covering the years 1895-1957, the core of the book examines in lively detail how Kenya moved from Mau Mau trauma to national freedom. The immediacy of the eye-witness, which older readers will remember from television reports, is now combined with the fruits of reflection and meticulous archival research to create a unique authoritative study of this vital period for Kenya, for Africa and for the British Empire.

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Keith Kyle is Visiting Professor of History at the University of Ulster.

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'This is the first account of Kenya's independence to be written with access to the official documents; but the author was also there at the time, as an unusually perspicacious journalist. The combination of research and personal observation...brings a unique blend of authority and immediacy to the book. The personalities come alive even as the political complexities unroll.' - Dr John Lonsdale, Trinity College, Cambridge

'...a highly accessible and much needed synthesis of the secondary literature and recently released government papers relating to Kenyan decolonization.' - Dr Philip Murphy, University of Reading

'The book reads very well and will make a real contribution to the study of the end of Empire.' - Professor T.G. Fraser, University of Ulster


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of the Independence of Kenya
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary History in Context
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Keith Kyle
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37770-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230377707
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-76098-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 258
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