Good. 046007878X TITLE: KENYATTA & THE POLITICS OF KENYAAUTHOR: ARNOLD, GUYISBN 10: 046007878XISBN 13: 9780460078788BINDING: Hardback with Dust JacketPUBLICATION DATE: 1974PAGES: 226DESCRIPTION: Used book in good or better condition.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Biography of African leader and his struggle for an independent Kenya. Jomo Kenyatta[pron. ] (c. 1894-22 August 1978) served as the first Prime Minister (1963-1964) and President (1964-1978) of Kenya. He is considered the founding father of the Kenyan nation. In Kenya, Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi's main street and main streets in many Kenyan cities and towns, numerous schools, two Universities (Kenyatta University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology), the country's main referral hospital, markets, and housing estates are named after Jomo Kenyatta. A statue in downtown Nairobi and monuments all over Kenya stand in his honour. Kenya observed a public holiday every 20 October in his honour until the new 2010 constitution abolished Kenyatta Day and replaced it with Mashujaa (Heroes' ) day. Kenyatta's face adorns Kenyan currency notes and coins of all denominations, but this is expected to change as the new constitution bans the use of the portrait of any person on Kenya's currency.
226 pages, ep maps, bibliography, chronological table: a study of the man and the historical themes that have marked his career-colonialism, settlers, Mau Mau, nationalism, etc; hardback vg almost vg dw (spine sun-faded)
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