MOI: The Making of an African Statesman

MOI: The Making of an African Statesman

by Andrew Morton
     
 
This text traces the life and career of one of Africa's longest serving and most controversial leaders, Daniel arap Moi, President of Kenya. Andrew Morton seeks to challenge assumptions about a man routinely written off as a dictator.

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This text traces the life and career of one of Africa's longest serving and most controversial leaders, Daniel arap Moi, President of Kenya. Andrew Morton seeks to challenge assumptions about a man routinely written off as a dictator.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In the first authorized biography of President Daniel arap Moi of Kenya, British journalist Morton (Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words, S. & S., 1997) provides insights into the enigmatic character and political philosophy of one of Africa's longest-serving and most controversial leaders. The book is a conscious attempt to probe Moi's background and besmirched international reputation and present a more objective picture of the man and his times, from Kenya's colonial era to the struggle for independence. Morton asserts compellingly that "pragmatic nationalism, combined with his Christian morality and the tribal culture surrounding the chief, are key elements in understanding Moi as a person and also as a politician." His account is enhanced by excellent photographs. A remarkably rich and compelling read, particularly for students and scholars of African politics, history, and cultural studies. [Morton's next book will be Monica's Story, Monica Lewinsky's account of her relationship with President Clinton.--Ed.]--Edward G. McCormack, Univ. of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Lib., Long Beach
Edward G. McCormack
In the first authorized biography of President Daniel arap Moi of Kenya, British journalist Morton provides insights into the enigmatic character and political philosophy of one of Africa's longest-serving and most controversial leaders. Morton asserts compellingly that pragmatic nationalism, combined with his christian morality and tribal culture surrounding the chief, are key elements in understanding Moi as a person and also as a politician. His account is enhanced by excellent photographs. A remarkably rich and compelling read, particularly for students and scholars of African politics, history, and cultural-studies. -- (Edward G. McCormack, Library Journal)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854792532
Publisher:
Michael O'Mara Books
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Morton, described by the Sunday Times (London) as "the leading royal writer," has become a household name as a result of the publication of Diana: Her True Story. He is the author of several bestselling books and has won numerous awards, including Author of the Year and a special prize for services to journalism. He is a familiar figure on television around the world. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

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