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Western-Educated Elites in Kenya, 1900-1963
The African American Factor

ISBN 9780415653220
Published September 10, 2012 by Routledge
202 Pages 5 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Western-educated Elites in Kenya, 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.

Table of Contents

Dissertation Approval Sheet Dedication Abstract CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION Historical Overview Theoretical Overview Historical Contribution Review of Literature Description of Research Methods CHAPTER 2. TRADITIONAL AND ISLAMIC EDUCATION IN KENYA Traditional Education in Kenya Education by parents and elders Apprenticeship Initiation/Age Sects/ Age Groups Islamic Education in Kenya CHAPTER 3. THE RISE OF THE ASOMI Missionary and Government Education The African-American Factor Reaction of the Asomi CHAPTER 4. THE QUEST FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ASOMI RETURN HOME, 1957-1963 The Quest for Higher Education The Trickle Turns into a Flood CHAPTER 5. AMERICAN EDUCATED ASOMI RETURN HOME, 1957-1963 American Government Scholarships The Journey Back Home: Africanization of the Colonial Administration CHAPTER 6. CONCLUSION APPENDIX BIBLIOGRAPHY Books Articl es Dissertations and Theses Kenyan and American Newspapers Archival Resources Interviews and Personal Communications

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Jim C. Harper is Assistant Professor at North Carolina Central Central University.


"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