I say to you : ethnic politics and the Kalenjin in Kenya
Lynch, Gabrielle (2011) I say to you : ethnic politics and the Kalenjin in Kenya. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226498041Full text not available from this repository.
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In 2007 a disputed election in Kenya erupted into a two-month political crisis that led to the deaths of more than a thousand people and the displacement of almost seven hundred thousand. Much of the violence fell along ethnic lines, the principal perpetrators of which were the Kalenjin, who lashed out at other communities in the Rift Valley. What makes this episode remarkable compared to many other instances of ethnic violence is that the Kalenjin community is a recent construct: the group has only existed since the mid-twentieth century. Drawing on rich archival research and vivid oral testimony, I Say to You is a timely analysis of the creation, development, political relevance, and popular appeal of the Kalenjin identity as well as its violent potential.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Kalenjin (African people) -- Kenya -- Ethnic identity, Kalenjin (African people) -- Ethnic identity -- Political aspects -- Kenya, Kenya -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects, Kenya -- Politics and government, Regionalism -- Political aspects -- Kenya, Moi, Daniel Arap, 1924-|
|Publisher:||University of Chicago Press|
|Place of Publication:||Chicago|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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