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Western-Educated Elites in Kenya, 1900-1963 : The African American Factor - Jim C. Harper

Western-Educated Elites in Kenya, 1900-1963

The African American Factor

Hardcover Published: 5th January 2006
ISBN: 9780415977302
Number Of Pages: 202

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"Western-educated Elites in Kenya, 1900-1963: The African American Factor "proposes to conduct a critical examination of the emergence of the American-educated Kenyan elites (the Asomi) and their role in the nationalist movement and eventually their Africanization of the Civil and Private sectors in Kenya. These historic leaders considered the struggle to eliminate racism and shed the yoke of colonialism in Africa, the Caribbean, and America as one fight against one common enemy, the European. Their efforts resulted in the development of the American-educated Asomi in Kenya. I wrote this book to provide a historical perspective on development of western-educated Kenyans. The work is divided into five chapters that consist of an examination of Traditional, Islamic, Missionary, and government education and the subsequent higher education that Kenyan students received in the United States prior to returning to their homeland. It is written for advanced undergraduates, graduated students, and historians, who already possess a general knowledge about Kenyan history, but want a deeper understanding of the global influence of the Pan-African movement in the first half of the twentieth century. This text depicts the commonalities that existed between Africans and African-Americans during their fights for independence and equality.

"Western-Educated Elites in Kenya is a welcome addition to the literature on African-African American links and the history of Pan-African movements." -- The Journal of African American History

Introductionp. 1
Traditional and Islamic education in Kenyap. 21
The rise of the Asomip. 33
The quest for higher education in the United States, 1945-1963p. 59
American-educated Asomi return home, 1958-1963p. 91
Conclusionp. 125
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ISBN: 9780415977302
ISBN-10: 0415977304
Series: African Studies (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 5th January 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 16.15  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1