The Politics of the Independence of Kenya

  • Keith Kyle

Part of the Contemporary History in Context book series (CHIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. An Historical Introduction 1895–1957

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. The Independence of Kenya 1957–63

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 205-258

About this book


As with his critically acclaimed book on Suez, Keith Kyle revisits as a scholar ground that he first covered as a print and television journalist. After three introductory chapters covering the years 1895-1957, the core of the book examines in lively detail how Kenya moved from Mau Mau trauma to national freedom. The immediacy of the eye-witness, which older readers will remember from television reports, is now combined with the fruits of reflection and meticulous archival research to create a unique authoritative study of this vital period for Kenya, for Africa and for the British Empire.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Keith Kyle
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UlsterNorthern Ireland

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