The Resource (Re)membering Kenya, Vol 1, Identity, culture and freedom, edited by Mbũgua wa-Mũngai and George Gona

(Re)membering Kenya, Vol 1, Identity, culture and freedom, edited by Mbũgua wa-Mũngai and George Gona

Label
(Re)membering Kenya, Vol 1, Identity, culture and freedom
Title
(Re)membering Kenya
Title number
Vol 1
Title part
Identity, culture and freedom
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mbũgua wa-Mũngai and George Gona
Title variation
Identity, culture and freedom
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the critical questions that Kenyans have continuously asked is what went wrong in January and February 2008 with the peace they had hitherto enjoyed. There have not been readily available answers to this fundamental question. The collection of papers presented in this book attempt to provide, as a starting point, possible explanations for the events of early 2008 including key background issues in Kenyan history since pre-independence times. Based on a series of public lectures titled (Re)membering Kenya organized by the volume editors together with Twaweza Communications and sponsored by the Goethe-Institut Kenya, the Institute for International Education and The Ford Foundation, the lecture series became a way of trying to get scholars to engage meaningfully with the Kenyan public on critical matters pertaining to their nationhood even if this entailed first calling to question the lie about the very ideas and practices upon which that nationhood is assumed to stand. A key lesson drawn from the unfolding discussions at the Goethe-Institut Kenya was that the 2007 elections' debacle was merely the cusp of momentous crises to do with among other issues, governance, law and order, Parliament's abdication of its role in ensuring accountability from the Executive, dilemmas of identity and socio-economic marginality. The book is the first of three volumes under the (Re)membering Kenya series whose overall objective is to cast some new light on the various trajectories that informed the happenings of January 2008. The present volume brings together some of the best interpretative writing and suggestions on pertinent questions, past and present, ranging from the architecture of Kenya's ethnicity, Kenyanness, generational competition, socialization and violence, iconic representations of identity to the ongoing debate on the efficacy of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC). It is hoped that the issues debated during the public lectures and documented herein will spur further discussions in other spaces within civil society organizations, among activists and in newspapers where the public might continue to expand their thinking on the complex task of (Re)membering Kenya
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
967.6204
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT433.586
LC item number
.R46 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
(Re)membering Kenya, Vol 1, Identity, culture and freedom, edited by Mbũgua wa-Mũngai and George Gona
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn743202798
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (259 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9789966028204
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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.b35425751
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)743202798
  • pebcs996602820X

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