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From: Michael Kithinji <mkit...@uca.edu>
Date: Monday, November 25, 2013 7:00 AM
Subject: Kenya at Fifty (Call for Book Chapters Reminder)




       Kenya at Fifty: Milestones, Challenges, and Prospects

Michael Mwenda Kithinji, Ph.D., Mickie Mwanzia Koster, Ph.D., Jerono
Phylis Rotich, Ph.D.

As Kenya marks fifty years of self-rule and independence, it is an
opportune moment to evaluate the key milestones in the nation¹s
post-colonial experience and also to reflect on the future prospects.
Kenya¹s post-colonial experience is a mixed bag of momentous feats but
also several missteps that on occasion have severely strained the
national fabric. Significantly, the country has distinguished itself as
the hub for commerce and industry in East and Central Africa, and has
mostly avoided destructive civil strife. Further, the new constitution
promulgated in 2010 has been a source of confidence and optimism for a
better future. Nevertheless, Kenya is confronted with many challenges
the most significant being the inability to generate enough jobs for its
youth, severe ethnic differences largely nurtured by the political
class, and widespread corruption. As Kenya celebrates its Golden
Jubilee, several critical questions will preoccupy the minds of curious
observers: 1) What precisely has Kenya achieved in half a century of
independence? 2) What challenges has the nation faced in the last 50
years, and what lessons can be learned from these experiences going
forward? 3) What will the next 50 years look like? These and other
questions will be explored in the proposed book, Kenya at Fifty:
Milestones, Challenges, and Prospects. We are therefore soliciting for
chapter submissions from a variety of perspectives and disciplines that
will shed light on the journey that Kenya has traveled as a nation for
the last 50 years, the challenges of this experience, and the future
prospects. Submitted chapters must not be previously published or under
review for publication elsewhere.

Interested contributors may send a 200-word abstract for consideration
to Dr. Mickie Mwanzia Koster at mic...@mwanzia.com, no later than
November 30, 2013. Submissions should include the abstract of the
proposed chapter and 50­word biography, email, institutional addresses
and contact numbers of the author(s).

Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:

History, Politics and Governance, Law, Constitution Implementation,
Economics/ Business/Global Capital,  Education, Health, Religion,
Science & Technology, Gender/Women and Youth, Poverty, Globalization,
Culture, Music, Language, Sports, Environment, Agriculture, Climate
Change, Security and Terrorism, Transportation, Urbanization and
Housing, Foreign Policy, Industry, and Kenyan Diaspora.


Dr. Michael Mwenda Kithinji
Assistant Professor
Department of History
University of Central Arkansas
Office: 501-450-5650

Dr. Mickie Mwanzia Koster
Assistant Professor
Department of History
University of Texas-Tyler
Office: 903-566-5666

Dr. Jerono Phylis Rotich
Associate Professor
Department of Human Performance & Services, School of Education
North Carolina A & T State University
Office: 336-334-7712



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