Kenya by Charles Hornsby
Call Number: DT433.58 .H67 2012
Since independence in 1963, Kenya has survived nearly five decades as a functioning nation-state. However, Kenya's independence has always been circumscribed by its failure to transcend its colonial past: its governments have failed to achieve adequate living conditions for most of its citizens and its politics have been fraught with controversy - illustrated most recently by the post-election protests and violence in 2007. The decisions of the early years of independence, and the acts of its leaders in the decades since have changed the country's path in unpredictable ways, but key themes of conflicts remain: over land, tribalism, money, power, national autonomy, and the distribution of resources.