Mau Mau’s Children: The Making of Kenya’s Postcolonial Elite (Africa and the Diaspora: History, Politics, Culture) pdf epub fb2

Mau Mau’s Children: The Making of Kenya’s Postcolonial Elite (Africa and the Diaspora: History, Politics, Culture) by David P. Sandgren, Thomas Spear epub fb2 djvu

Author: David P. Sandgren, Thomas Spear
Title: Mau Mau’s Children: The Making of Kenya’s Postcolonial Elite (Africa and the Diaspora: History, Politics, Culture)
ISBN: 029928784X
ISBN13: 978-0299287849
Other Formats: lrf docx lit azw
Pages: 184 pages
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (August 6, 2012)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1842 kb
Size FB2 version: 1707 kb
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government

In 1963 David P. Sandgren went to Kenya to teach in a small, rural school for boys, where he remained for the next four years. These were heady times for Kenyans, as the nation gained its independence, approved a new constitution, and held its first elections. In the school where Sandgren taught, the sons of Gikuyu farmers rose to the challenges of this post colonial era and, in time, entered Kenyan society as adults, joining Kenya’s first generation of post colonial elites.    In Mau Mau’s Children, Sandgren has reconnects with these former students. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews, he provides readers with a collective biography of the lives of Kenya’s first postcolonial elite, stretching from their 1940s childhood to the peak of their careers in the 1990s. Through these interviews, Mau Mau’s Children shows the trauma of growing up during the Mau Mau Rebellion, the nature of nationalism in Kenya, the new generational conflicts arising, and the significance of education and Gikuyu ethnicity on his students' path to success.


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