Jomo Kenyatta

Standard Name: Kenyatta, Jomo


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Education Elspeth Huxley
Ten years after her Cornell studies, in October-December 1937, EH took a course in anthopology at the London School of Economics from Professor Bronislaw Malinowski , to help her in writing her book Red Strangers...
Material Conditions of Writing Elspeth Huxley
In about 1935 EH began to plan a book purely about the Africans, which would be in large part an argument against the anti-colonial views of Margery Perham .
Nicholls, C. S. Elspeth Huxley. HarperCollins.
She planned it in the...
Publishing Elspeth Huxley
It was strongly influenced by the Mau Mau struggle. Chatto and Windus had their lawyer Michael Rubinstein vet the script, and he advised bringing in Jomo Kenyatta by name, so that he could not be...
Textual Production Elspeth Huxley
Because of her mother's impending retirement, EH meant this to be her last book on Kenya. It was to mix travel with politics in the manner of The Sorcerer's Apprentice and A New Earth...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Elspeth Huxley
In a diary she kept on this journey EH reported on white-settler farmhouses standing empty surrounded by new huts, women with loads on their heads replacing lorries and trailers, trees and whole forests being burned...


12 December 1963: Kenya became independent within the Commonwealth;...

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12 December 1963

Kenya became independent within the Commonwealth; its first Prime Minister (following elections in May) was Jomo Kenyatta , who had been released from imprisonment on 14 August 1961.


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