ISBN 9789966255327
Pages 102
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2008
Publisher East African Educational Publishers, Kenya
Format Paperback

The Marakwet of Kenya

A Preliminary Study

by B.E. Kipkorir

The Marakwet of Kenya is a study of a sub-group of the greater Kalenjin community, the majority of whom live in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It is an excellent introduction to the study of an African community in transition, both from its belief systems and in its broad structure and organisation. This work is invaluable to any student of comparative studies; whether in sociology, anthropology, economics or history.

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About the Author

B.E. Kipkorir

Benjamin Kipkorir was educated at Makerere and Cambridge. He holds the B.A. (Hons) degree of the University of London and a PhD from Cambridge. His interest and desire to study his people led him to research and compile the material used in this book while still an undergraduate. He taught History and directed research at the University of Nairobi for over a decade. He later served as Chairman of the Kenya Commercial Bank and Ambassador to the US, among other postings. He has written/edited two other books and published many articles in historical and other journals. Currently, Dr Kipkorir is engaged in historical research and consultancy.

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