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Book launch - Kenya: a history since independence

July 30, 2012

To understand events like the 2007-08 post-election violence in Kenya one needs to go back in history. This effort requires the following of the Kenyan State from the colonial but most importantly from its post-colonial trajectory. This is the focus of Charles Hornsby’s latest book, “Kenya: a history since independence.” Traversing key features of the Kenya post-colony, Hornsby looks at issues such as the politics of redistribution, the saliency of ethnicity and the operation of corruption in Kenya since independence. The book offers fresh evidence and as such new insights on Kenya’s post-colonial history and will surely remain a widely referenced title in years to come.The launch will be accompanied by a short discussion on the debates that the book tries to raise or tackle. Copies of the book will be on sale and Hornsby will gladly be present to autograph sold copies as well.