Item description for How to be a Kenyan by Wahome Mutahi...
Peter Enahoro wrote a famously funny book, The Complete Nigerian, and the follow-up How to be a Nigerian. In similar mode, a Kenyan writer has produced a series of hilarious essays about what it means to be a Kenyan. Described as painfully true and outrageously witty, the book is a light-hearted illustration of the particularities of thought, manners and attitude of Kenyan people.
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Studio: East African Educ. Publ.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2001
Publisher East African Educ. Publ.
ISBN 9966465626 ISBN13 9789966465627
Reviews - What do customers think about How to be a Kenyan?
Lighthearted Humor about Serious Issues Dec 12, 2003
Mutahi uses satire to address some of the most problematic issues Kenyans faced in the 1990s. The book consists of twenty-seven short essays that describe everything from the "proper" way to give driving directions to how one might use bribery in everyday life. Mutahi has a great writing style. He keeps the tone light, while exposing serious problems related to Kenya's colonial history. A great read for anyone interested in learning more about Kenyan culture.