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1 AIYAR, SANA. Indians In Kenya: The Politics Of Diaspora.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2015. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Working as merchants, skilled tradesmen, clerks, lawyers, and journalists, Indians formed the economic and administrative middle class in colonial Kenya. In general, they were wealthier than Africans, but were denied the political and economic privileges that Europeans enjoyed. Moreover, despite their relative prosperity, Indians were precariously positioned in Kenya. Africans usually viewed them as outsiders, and Europeans largely considered them subservient. Indians demanded recognition on their own terms. Indians in Kenya chronicles the competing, often contradictory, strategies by which the South Asian diaspora sought a political voice in Kenya from the beginning of colonial rule in the late 1890s to independence in the 1960s. Indians' intellectual, economic, and political connections with South Asia shaped their understanding of their lives in Kenya. Sana Aiyar investigates how the many strands of Indians' diasporic identity influenced Kenya's political leadership, from claiming partnership with Europeans in their mission to colonize and "civilize" East Africa to successful collaborations with Africans to battle for racial equality, including during the Mau Mau Rebellion. She also explores how the hierarchical structures of colonial governance, the material inequalities between Indians and Africans, and the racialized political discourses that flourished in both colonial and postcolonial Kenya limited the success of alliances across racial and class lines. Aiyar demonstrates that only by examining the ties that bound Indians to worlds on both sides of the Indian Ocean can we understand how Kenya came to terms with its South Asian minority. Sana Aiyar is Assistant Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Elegantly written and richly researched, this book traces the manifold layers that make up the connective tissue between Kenya and India. In a stylish narrative with a compelling cast of characters, this book expands the scale of colonial history and decolonization, reconfiguring East Africa, South Asia, and the Indian Ocean world in a wonderful instance of transnational history."ĐIsabel Hofmeyr, author of The Portable Bunyan: A Transnational History of The Pilgrim's Progress "Based on intrepid research in multiple archives, Indians in Kenya deftly brings to light the full range of economic roles, social adjustments and political choices of a South Asian diaspora in the age of anti-colonial nationalism and its post-colonial aftermath. Equally attentive to travels by sea and settlements on land, Sana Aiyar's transnational exploration makes original contributions to South Asian, African, and Indian Ocean history."ĐAyesha Jalal, author of Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia 
Price: 48.93 USD
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The Vendome Press, New York: 1994. First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Few countries lend themselves so perfectly for photography from the air as does Kenya, one of the most fascinating and popular tourist sites in all of Africa. Stunningly beautiful and wonderfully dramatic, the phtographs in this book, together with an informative commentary, provide the perfect companion for everyone who loves Africa, Kenya, and the history of the human realm. 57 large-scale illustrations, all in color. 
Price: 89.54 USD
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3 HUXLEY, ELSPETH. Out In The Midday Sun: My Kenya.
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth: 1987 0140092560 / 9780140092561 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Intended neither as a history of Kenya nor as an autobiography, Elspeth Huxley's book is a series of anecdotes, gossip, and vignettes which resurrect the personalities of the time and provide us with an insight into the colonial era through the eyes of those who lived it. 
Price: 7.60 USD
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4 JONES, DAVID KEITH. Faces Of Kenya.
Sphere Books, London: 1982. 0722150962 / 9780722150962 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Few countries on earth can rival the splendid scenery, wildlife and peoples of Kenya. And few visitors can resist its spell - from the palm-hung beaches of the coast, crowded with memories of a centuries-old civilization, to the harsh, trackless deserts of the north, where pastoral nomads still roam. Faces of Kenya is a labor of love by one of Africa's leading photographer-writers: a volume in which superb photographs and sensitive text combine to bring Kenya's breathtaking beauty within reach of every reader. 
Price: 10.40 USD
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5 LEYS, COLIN. Underdevelopment In Kenya: The Political Economy Of Neo Colonialism 1964-1971.
University of California Press, Berkeley: 1975. 0520027701 / 9780520027701 First Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
This book is one of the first to explore in detail the underdevelopment of an African country. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.31 USD
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6 TOMKINSON, TOM. Kenya: A Holiday Guide.
Ernest Benn Lyd., London: 1973. 0510028616 / 9780510028619 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Almost one million square miles of scenic variety, East Africa deserves its rapidly increasing popularity with Western holiday-makers. Here's an accurate and readable Guide with ample illustrations and information. Fifteen months of research and 16,000 miles of motoring have enabled the author to present a picture of Kenya that is both comprehensive and balanced. The wildlife most commonly seen in National Parks and Game Reserves is entertainingly described. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.45 USD
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