(see also Independent Kenya since 1963)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
In the Library: Articles
Eviatar, Daphne. "In cold blood," Nation (2/21/05):30-34. Review essay on Elkins, Imperial Reckoning & Anderson, Histories of the Hanged.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Adamson, J. The Peoples of Kenya (London, 1967).
Anderson, David. Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya & the End of Empire (NY: Norton, 2004). Brutal war against Mau Mau in 1950s.
Bennett, George & Carl G. Rosenberg. The Kenyatta Election: Kenya, 1960-61 (London: Oxford, 1961).
Bernard, F.E. East of Mt. Kenya: Meru Agriculture in Transition (Munich: Weltforum, 1972).
Cohen, David William & E.S. Atieno Odhiambo. Siaya: The Historical Anthropology of an African Landscape (London: James Currey, 1989). Luo people of Lake Nyanza.
Delf, George. Jomo Kenyatta: Towards Truth about the "Light of Kenya" (NY: Doubleday, 1961).
Elkins, Caroline. Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya (NY: Henry Holt, 2005). Brutal British repression of Mau Mau movement among Kikuyu in 1950s.
Evans, Peter. Law & Disorder; or, Scenes of Life in Kenya (London: Secker & Warburg, 1956).
Fadiman, Jeffrey A. An Oral History of Tribal Warfare: The Meru of Mt. Kenya (Athens: Ohio U., 1982).
Furedi, Frank G. The Mau Mau War in Perspective (London: James Currey, 1989).
Harris, Joseph E. Repatriates & Refugees in a Colonial Society: The Case of Kenya (Washington: Howard U., 1987).
Hartley, Aidan. The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, & Death in Foreign Lands (Boston, MA: Atlantic Monthly, 2003).
Hyden, Goran; Robert Jackson & John Okumu (eds.) Development Administration: The Kenyan Experience (Nairobi: Oxford, 1970).
__________. Agriculture & Development in Africa: The Case of Kenya (Indianapolis: Universities Field Staff, 1987).
Imperato, Pascal James. Quest for the Jade Sea: Colonial Competition around an East African Lake (Boulder CO: Westview, 1998). Lake Rudolf in north.
Kennedy, Dane. Islands of White: Settler Society & Culture in Southern Rhodesia & Kenya, 1890-1939 (Durham NC: Duke, 1989).
Kenyatta, Jomo. Kenya: The Land of Conflict (Manchester: Panaf, 1944).
__________. Facing Mount Kenya: The Tribal Life of Gikuyu (London: Secker & Warburg, 1961).
__________. My People of Gikuyu, and, the Life of Chief Wangombe (London: Oxford, 1966).
Ochieng, W.R. & B.A. Ogot. The Decolonization & Independence of Kenya, 1940-1993 (London: James Currey, 1995).
Tignor, R.L. The Colonial Transformation of Kenya: The Kamba, Kikuyu & Maasai from 1900 to 1934 (Princeton: Princeton U., 1976).
In the Library: Fiction
Ngugi, James. Weep Not, Child (London: Heinemann, 1964). Kenyan life during Mau Mau wars.
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Photography
"Nowhere in Africa" , dir. Caroline Link, 141m. In video stores. German Jewish refugees adjust to colonial farm life in 1930s.