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The Politics of the Independence of Kenya (Contemporary History in Context) Paperback – April 7, 1999


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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

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.
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Product Details

  • Series: Contemporary History in Context
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (April 7, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333760980
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333760987
  • Product Dimensions: 138 x 20 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,987,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BookWoman on July 16, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book was a good read - informative and absorbing, unlike so many dry books about Kenya's independence that are out there. Kyle was a journalist in Kenya at the time of Uhuru and he has a journalist's flair for writing. You get not just the facts but his spin on the personalities involved as well. My only disappointment was that the book ends immediately after independence, with only a brief postscript to describe any of the history following. Moi's presidency is not covered at all. Too bad he didn't write another book on Kenya's more recent history.
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