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Historical Reflections on Kenya
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This book thematically tackles issues that relate to the perpetual struggle between the forces of control and the forces of mental and intellectual liberation in Africa and Kenya in particular. The book addresses the colonial legacy of poverty creation, as well as the socio-political conditioning of Africans to dislike each other and to be irresponsible and disunited in the face of external threats. Poverty, hatred of other Africans, and excessive dependency on European powers can be traced to the policies adopted by colonial officials. Related to these issues, is post-colonial Kenya's attempts to addresses the political developments, the involvement of different types of media in those developments, Kenya's foreign policy, and the problem of political party transition. Ultimately, there are topical issues that continue to affect Kenya which include the question of coalition politics, the lessons of the 2002 elections, the media and corruption, parliament and foreign policy, and Africa's relations with the United States of America.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Section One: Contextualising History
  2. pp. xi-xii
  1. 1. Thoughts on History as the Cement of Society
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 2. Hazards of Post-modern Colonialism in Kenya
  2. pp. 13-36
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  1. 3. Africans and their Interpreters in International Relations
  2. pp. 37-56
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  1. 4. Africans and Intellectual Adventurism: East Africa’s Intellectual Warriors
  2. pp. 57-76
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  1. Section Two: Socio-economic and Political Setting
  2. pp. 77-78
  1. 5. The Creation of Poverty
  2. pp. 79-88
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  1. 6. The Colonial Origins of Central Kenya Bashing
  2. pp. 89-112
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  1. Section Three: Post-colonial Kenya
  2. pp. 113-114
  1. 7. A Political Overview of Post-colonial Kenya, 1963-2002
  2. pp. 115-140
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  1. 8. The Print Media and Political Change in Kenya, 1958-1998
  2. pp. 141-168
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  1. Section Four: Topical Issues of Concern
  2. pp. 169-170
  1. 9. The Role of the Media in Fighting Corruption: The Best Practices
  2. pp. 171-182
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  1. 10. Expectations and Disappointments in Africa-US Relations
  2. pp. 183-198
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  1. Suggested Bibliography
  2. pp. 199-206
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 207-214
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