'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
About the Author
KEITH KYLE is Visiting Professor of History at the University of Ulster. During 1961-64 he was based in Nairobi as a journalist for BBC television and various British and American publications including the Spectator and the Christian Science Monitor. His stirring eye-witness accounts from Kenya were seen on the Tonight programme. Keith Kyle was previously parliamentary correspondent of The Economist and is best known for his critically acclaimed book and major BBC television series Suez. He regularly reviews books in International Affairs as well as publishing articles in major academic journals.