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I Say to You: Ethnic Politics and the Kalenjin in Kenya


In 2007 a disputed election in Kenya erupted into a two-month political crisis that led to the deaths of more than a thousand people and the displacement of almost seven hundred thousand. Much of the violence fell along ethnic lines, the principal perpetrators of which were the Kalenjin, who lashed out at other communities in the Rift Valley. What makes this episode remarkable compared to many other instances of ethnic violence is that the Kalenjin community is a recent construct: the group…

I Say To You

Pub Date : 2011-09-26 | Author : Gabrielle Lynch | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226498096
ISBN 13 : 0226498093

In 2007 a disputed election in Kenya erupted into a two-month political crisis that led to the deaths of more than a thousand people and the displacement of almost seven hundred th..


I Say To You

Pub Date : 2011-11-01 | Author : Gabrielle Lynch | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 0226498042
ISBN 13 : 9780226498041

In 2007 a disputed election in Kenya erupted into a two-month political crisis that led to the deaths of more than a thousand people and the displacement of almost seven hundred th..


I Say To You

Pub Date : 2011-11-01 | Author : Gabrielle Lynch | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 0226498050
ISBN 13 : 9780226498058

In 2007 a disputed election in Kenya erupted into a two-month political crisis that led to the deaths of more than a thousand people and the displacement of almost seven hundred th..


Bewitching Development

Pub Date : 2009-10-15 | Author : James Howard Smith | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226764597
ISBN 13 : 0226764591

These days, development inspires scant trust in the West. For critics who condemn centralized efforts to plan African societies as latter day imperialism, such plans too closely re..



Cartography And The Political Imagination

Pub Date : 2016-06-30 | Author : Julie MacArthur | Publisher : Ohio University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780821445563
ISBN 13 : 0821445561

After four decades of British rule in colonial Kenya, a previously unknown ethnic name — “Luyia” — appeared on the official census in 1948. The emergence of the Luyia repre..


The Prophet S Camel Bell

Pub Date : 2012-10-12 | Author : Margaret Laurence | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226923888
ISBN 13 : 0226923886

In 1950, as a young bride, Margaret Laurence set out with her engineer husband to what was then Somaliland: a British protectorate in North Africa few Canadians had ever heard of. ..


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