Kenya: The Land, the People, and the Nation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890895252
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Society, Culture, and the Kenyan Family 5
Population, Ethnicity, and Family Planning 8
The Peoples of Kenya 15
Family, Marriage, and the Role of Women 23
Ch. 2 A History of Kenya 35
Early Kenyan History, the Arabs, and the Portuguese 35
The Colonial Period and the Road to Independence 42
The Post-Colonial Period 53
Ch. 3 The Geo-Economics of Kenya 61
Geographical Regions and Population Distribution 63
Rise, Decline, and Development of the Kenyan Economy 66
Development Challenges Ahead 77
Ch. 4 Government and Politics in Kenya 83
Kenya's Pre-Independence and Post-Colonial Politics 85
Ethnic Loyalties and Leadership Crises 93
Economic Issues and Political Problems 97
Ch. 5 Literature in Kenya 103
Oral Literature in Africa and Kenya 104
Written literature in Africa and Kenya 109
Ch. 6 Music and Dance in Kenya 119
Dance in Africa - An Overview 120
Music in Africa - An Overview 124
Ch. 7 Art in Kenya 135
Traditional Kenyan Art 139
Contemporary Kenyan Art 143
Academically-Trained Artists and Informal Workshop Centers 147
Ch. 8 Education in Kenya 157
Traditional and Pre-Independence Education 158
The Case of Kenya: Educational Structure and Constraints of University Education 162
Ch. 9 Modern Health Care in Kenya 175
The Fight Against Disease Environment in Kenya 175
Financing, Personnel, and Health Facilities 183
Health Education 186
Ch. 10 Kenya's Social Services Delivery System 193
The Traditional Social Services Delivery System 193
Colonial Social Services 195
The Post-Independence Era 196
Non-Governmental Organizations 198
Governmental Organizations 199
Services to Children and Families 200
Ch. 11 Traditional Medicine in Kenya 209
Treatment of Illness and the Traditional Medical Practitioner 211
Actions: Herbs, Spirits, and Psychology 212
Herbalist Treatment, Traditional Medical Practitioners and the Future 214
Index 221
Contributors 227
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