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5.0 out of 5 stars Kenya: A Country in the Making 1880-1940, 26 Feb. 2010
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I inherited a large number of early 20th Century Kenya photographs, books and memorabilia from my father and was very keen to see what this book had to offer.
Speaking from personal experience (I was born and brought up in Kenya and my father lived in Kenya from 1906 to 1960) I rate this book very highly. It is evocative, diverse and the photographs are well supported by the text. I shall be buying extra copies to give to friends as presents.
The corrupt and degenerate politicians who run the country in present times could learn a lot from the much maligned Imperialists and Colonialists of those former days.
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Initial post: 4 Apr 2010 14:45:20 BDT
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W. Kamau says:
'The corrupt and degenerate politicians who run the country in present times could learn a lot from the much maligned Imperialists and Colonialists of those former days.'

Yes, quite right my dear chap. Rather than just loot the national coffers the current tyrants should go full fledged like their colonialist masters and rape, kill, and physically subdue all the tribes not pleasing to them or their cause.

Or you could see it in the light that the country is still in its infancy as a civilization perhaps now emerging in its adolescence through constitutional reform and suppression of tribalism.

Right-o!
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