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Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Politics in Kenya (African Arguments) Paperback – 15 Nov 2018

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  • Paperback: 298 pages
  • Publisher: Zed Books (15 Nov. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1786994313
  • ISBN-13: 978-1786994318
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3 x 21.6 cm
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‘A timely and hugely important work. It chronicles how digital disruption is also an African emancipation, allowing a generation to leapfrog from the so called Third World into the First and into an exciting beyond.’
John Githongo, journalist and founder of the Inuka Kenya Trust

‘A fascinating and insightful journey into Kenya’s digital spaces. It is one of the few studies of social media that goes beyond the digital sphere to provide in-depth social, political, and historic context.’
Maggie Dwyer, University of Edinburgh

‘Incisive, deft, and innovative, this book describes viral trends and critically expands the scholarship on Kenyan politics while bringing the social histories of marginalized Kenyans into sharper focus.’
Brenda N. Sanya, Colgate University

‘In this highly accessible and timely account, Nyabola moves Kenya and Kenyans from the margins of analysis to the very centre, revealing how local realities help to bring out both the worst and best of the new digital age.’
Gabrielle Lynch, University of Warwick

‘Anchored in an eloquent grasp of Kenyan history, Nyabola maps the contours of advances, innovations and regressions across Kenya’s digital sphere. This is essential reading for understanding contemporary Kenya.’
Grace A. Musila, University of the Witwatersrand

About the Author

Nanjala Nyabola is a Kenyan writer, humanitarian advocate and political analyst currently based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her writing and research focuses on refugee issues and humanitarian interventions, as well as technology and media in Africa. She is a frequent columnist at Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, IRIN, New African magazine, Al Jazeera, the Guardian, the BBC’s Focus on Africa, the Saturday Nation and other publications.

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