NOT YET UHURU by Oginga Odinga


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It is unusual when a political autobiography is as gracefully written as this book and at the same time details political events with precision. As such, Not Yet Uhuru, the autobiography of a leader of Kenyan independence, will be of interest to both the political scientist and the general reader. It is a revealing statement not only of Odinga's life, but of the African black man himself in transition from tribesman to political man with all its tensions. It suggests in large part that the impetus of African nationalism was the attempt to attain the human dignity that was granted at one time only to the white man. Unfortunately, like most autobiographies written by men active in politics, it is neither introspective nor critical when dealing with its subject--the author.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Hill & Wang