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  • Wunyabari Maloba, Professor in the History Department at the University of Delaware

    Professor
    Chair, Africana Studies
    University of Delaware
    228 John Munroe Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    302-831-2189

    Biography

    ​W.O. Maloba research covers African nationalism, revolutionary movements, women’s history and Africana studies. He received his B.A. (Hons), from the University of Nairobi (1975), and Ph.D. from Stanford University (1988). He is the author of Mau Mau and Kenya (Indiana University Press, 1993/1998), and African Women in Revolution (Africa World Press, 2007). His current projects include: writing a revised edition of Mau Mau and Kenya, and also working on a new book project on Mau Mau in popular imagination.

    Publications

    Books:

    • Kenyatta and Britain An Account of Political Transformation, 1929-1963 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
    • The Anatomy of Neo-Colonialism in Kenya British Imperialism and Kenyatta, 1963–1978 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).
    • African Women in Revolution (Africa World Press, Inc., 2007).
    • Mau Mau and Kenya: An Analysis of a Peasant Revolt (Indiana University Press, 1998).

 

 

228 John Munroe HallNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass3F39B2EB5CF1422EAD9F866518732DB2"><p>​W.O. Maloba research covers African nationalism, revolutionary movements, women’s history and Africana studies. He received his B.A. (Hons), from the University of Nairobi (1975), and Ph.D. from Stanford University (1988). He is the author of<em> Mau Mau and Kenya </em>(Indiana University Press, 1993/1998), and <em>African Women in Revolution</em> (Africa World Press, 2007). His current projects include: writing a revised edition of<em> Mau Mau and Kenya</em>, and also working on a new book project on Mau Mau in popular imagination.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass23D7E4157FC348F480D018AC48790DED"><h4>Books:</h4><ul><li><em>Kenyatta and Britain An Account of Political Transformation, 1929-1963 </em>(Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).</li><li><em>The Anatomy of Neo-Colonialism in Kenya British Imperialism and Kenyatta, 1963–1978 </em>(Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).</li><li><em>African Women in Revolution</em> (Africa World Press, Inc., 2007).</li><li><em>Mau Mau and Kenya: An Analysis of a Peasant Revolt</em> (Indiana University Press, 1998).</li></ul></div>Publicationsmaloba@udel.eduhttps://www.history.udel.edu/Documents%20Bios%20CVs/faculty/maloba-cv.pdfMaloba, Wunyabari 302-831-2189<img alt="Professor Maloba" src="/Images%20Bios/faculty/maloba01.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorChair, Africana Studieshttp://primus.nss.udel.edu/CoursesSearch/search-results?first_instr_name=Maloba

 

 

Kenyatta and Britain An Account of Political Transformation, 1929-1963Maloba, Wunyabari Palgrave Macmillan, 20182018https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319508948<p>​This book is the first systematic political history of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s founding president. The first of two parts, it explores Kenyatta’s formative years in nationalist activism in Kenya and Britain, the complex links between colonial and British intelligence services and Kenyatta’s career and the political compromise he forged between Kenya and Britain. This book draws on primary sources to analyze this compromise, which marked his transformation from "leader to darkness and death" to the most beloved post-colonial African leader in the West.</p>
The Anatomy of Neo-Colonialism in Kenya British Imperialism and Kenyatta, 1963–1978Maloba, Wunyabari Palgrave Macmillan2017https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319509648#otherversion=9783319509655<p>​The successor to <em>Kenyatta and Britain: An Account of Political Transformation, 1929-1963</em>, this book completes the first systematic political history of Jomo Kenyatta by examining the mechanisms of installing a neo-colonial regime in Kenya, and how such regimes were duplicated elsewhere in Africa. It analyzes the nature and extent of the collaboration between Kenyatta, Britain and Western intelligence services to install and protect his government in Kenya—a collaboration which is linked to some of Kenya's most intractable political, social and economic problems. Drawing heavily on primary sources, it examines the legacy of Kenyatta's regime, and how this legacy is felt in Kenya today.</p>
African Women in RevolutionMaloba, Wunyabari Africa World Press, Inc.2007http://africaworldpressbooks.com/african-women-in-revolution-by-w-o-maloba/<p>​This book is an ambitious, extensive and detailed analysis of the roles played by African women in seven revolutionary movements in post World War II Africa. The revolutionary movements covered in this book occurred in: Algeria, Kenya, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. The book describes and analyzes the nature and impact of women’s participation in these revolutionary movements. How did these revolutionary movements define women’s liberation? What is the linkage between feminist theories of liberation and national liberation? Did the national liberation movements betray women? And what has been the fate of the original commitments (and impulses) toward women’s liberation and gender equality?</p>
Mau Mau and Kenya: An Analysis of a Peasant RevoltMaloba, Wunyabari Indiana University Press1998http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=21413<p>​Mau Mau and Kenya traces a unique peasant revolt against British colonialism. Was Mau Mau a national effort or an ethnic outburst? What were its political aims? Maloba describes the participants and their differing ideologies; relationships between the revolt and the conventional party politics of the Kenya African Union; and the impact of Mau Mau on decolonization in Kenya.</p>

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