Catalogue

Books we have in our Catalogue

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Title: rdffd

Summary:


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Authored by: sdvfcdv and dsvddf

  • Released On: 2024-04-16
  • Price: 3333 Ksh.

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Title: Essays On Pan-Africanism

Summary:


Essays on Pan-Africanism begins with essays by Shiraz Durrani, Abdilatif Abdulla, Issa Shivji, Firoze Manji, Sabatho Nyamsenda, Willy Mutunga and Noosim Naimasiah on various aspects of Pan-Africanism.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and Noosim Naimasiah

  • Released On: 2022-11-23
  • Price: 2000 Ksh.

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Title: ANDOLO – The Talented Boy with Albinism

Summary:


Mbesa village witnesses a peculiar birth; that of a boy with a special skin colour. He becomes a curiosity for everyone. Nevertheless, his difference will not be a handicap for him. On the contrary! Andolo is a very talented man and knows how to prove it. Suitable for primary-aged children.

Authored by: Nsah Mala and Akila Junior

  • Released On: 2022-08-08
  • Price: 500 Ksh.

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Title: STRONGER THAN FAITH

Summary:


Between the pages of this memoirs is a history of that period which is hardly taught in our schools and is fast receding into the holes of the insignificant as a younger generation takes over.

Authored by: Oduor Ong’wen and

  • Released On: 2022-04-19
  • Price: 2500 Ksh.

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Title: KEY POINTS IN THE HISTORY OF KENYA

Summary:


History never dies. It is embedded in people's memories when books are burnt and children are taught false histories, imagined by false historians from near and far - says the author in this book.

Authored by: Shiraz Duranni and

  • Released On: 2022-03-14
  • Price: 1200 Ksh.

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Title: ESCAPE FROM MONEY VILLE

Summary:


So begins an adventure for four Kenyan youths, two boys and two girls, that explores the depth of deprivation and disaster that capitalism has been for working people in Kenya. Tricked into becoming forced workers for a factory with owners from USA, Britain and Japan, the youth live the harsh life of exploited workers. However, their sense of jus- tice soon turns them into rebels seeking life and freedom. The story takes them through life-threatening adventures,

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2021-10-05
  • Price: 800 Ksh.

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Title: CRIMES OF CAPITALISM IN KENYA

Summary:


This is the first number in the Research and Documentation (R&D) series from Vita Books and Ukombozi Library. It covers a shameful period of Kenya’s past under the government of President Daniel arap Moi (1978-2002) who ruled Kenya with an iron fist and conducted his reign of terror on those opposed to his dictatorship. He stifled violently people’s desire for change, equality and justice. He sought to drown the call of the independence movement for land and freedom in blood, torture and loot of national resources.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and Kimani Waweru

  • Released On: 2020-10-19
  • Price: 1500 Ksh.

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Title: CORPSES OF UNITY

Summary:


Cameroon is no longer a peace haven in Central Africa. This bilingual poetry anthology is a literary response to the avoidable but worsening and under-reported fratricidal war in Anglophone Cameroon. Written in English and French, the anthology brings together thirty-three poets from thirteen countries in Africa and beyond.

Authored by: Dirige par and Nsah Mala & Mbizo Chirasha

  • Released On: 2020-09-16
  • Price: 1000 Ksh.

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Title: NEITHER SETTLER NOR NATIVE the making and unmaking of permanent minorities

Summary:


In this genealogy of political modernity, Mahmood Mamdani argues that the nation-state and the colonial state created each other.

Authored by: Mahmood Mamdani and

  • Released On: 2020-08-12
  • Price: 2200 Ksh.

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Title: THE STRUGGLE FOR LAND AND JUSTICE IN KENYA

Summary:


In their chapter on land in a landmark text entitled Public Law and Social Change in Kenya published in 1970, Yash Ghai and Patrick McAuslan wrote: ‘No part of the law of Kenya has raised stronger emotions over the years than the law relating to land and its administration, and none is of more importance at present’. This remains true today as Kenya marks the tenth anniversary of the inauguration of 2010 Constitution. In this book, Ambreena Manji explores our seemingly intractable land problems, including inequitable concentration of land in the hands of the wealthy, a propensity for land grabbing.

Authored by: Ambreena Manji and

  • Released On: 2020-01-15
  • Price: 2500 Ksh.

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Title: KENYAS WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

Summary:


Kenya’s War of Independence restores Kenya’s stolen history to its rightful place, stripped of colonial interpretations. In this expanded and revised version of his 1986 booklet, Kimaathi, Mau Mau’s First Prime Minister of Kenya, Durrani covers Mau Mau’s resistance to colonialism and neo-colonialism and reects on its ideology, organisation and achievements.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2018-11-21
  • Price: 1500 Ksh.

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Title: PEOPLES RESISTANCE TO COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM IN KENYA

Summary:


This book looks at the third pillar of resistance to British colonialism – people’s resistance, the others being Mau Mau and radical trade union movement. It brings together several aspects of people’s resistance to colonialism and imperialism

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2018-10-10
  • Price: 800 Ksh.

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Title: PIO GAMA PINTO 1927 - 1965 Kenya’s Unsung Martyr

Summary:


Pio Gama Pinto was born in Nairobi on March 31, 1927. When he was eight, his father sent him to India for his education.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2018-10-03
  • Price: 2200 Ksh.

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Title: MAUMAU THE REVOLUTIONARY ANTI-IMPIRIALIST FORCE FROM KENYA 1948-1963

Summary:


Very few countries hide or obscure the significance of their most important historical achievements. Kenya has managed to do so without any regrets or even a thought about the implication of such a major oversight in connection with Mau Mau Resistance.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2018-07-05
  • Price: 800 Ksh.

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Title: TRADE UNIONS IN KENYAS WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

Summary:


It is due to the success of the trade union movement in the national liberation movement that the colonial government suppressed prominent trade unions and attacked TU leaders like Makhan Singh, Fred Kubai, Pio Gama Pinto and Bildad Kaggia.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2018-06-05
  • Price: 800 Ksh.

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Title: PROGRESSIVE LIBRARIANISM

Summary:


Public spending is under threat and public libraries are suffering. At a time when libraries can play a critical role in supporting people facing difficult economic and social situations

Authored by: Shiraz Duranni and

  • Released On: 2016-11-06
  • Price: 800 Ksh.

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Title: MAKHAN SINGH: A REVOLUTIONARY KENYAN TRADE UNIONIST

Summary:


This book examines the life and work of a remarkable trade unionist and revolutionary. Makhan Singh laid the foundation for radical trade unionism and influenced the liberation struggle in Kenya.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2016-06-07
  • Price: 1200 Ksh.

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Title: NEVER BE SILENT

Summary:


“We will never be silent until we get land to cultivate and freedom in this country of ours” …so sang Mau Mau activists.

Authored by: Shiraz Duranni and

  • Released On: 2008-11-26
  • Price: 1200 Ksh.

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Title: Information and liberation

Summary:


Information and Liberation is a retrospective collection of Shiraz Durrani’s articles and conference papers on the politics of information. The book documents the struggle for progressive and relevant information policies and practices over a period of 25 years in Kenya, Britain, and other countries

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2008-10-08
  • Price: 1500 Ksh.

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Title: CABRAL PINTO - Willy Mutunga under cover

Summary:


For over 30 years, Willy Mutunga has blazed the trail in starting many important public conversations about remaking Kenya and the wider world into a better society. As a public intellectual, he has consistently challenged convenient stereotypes in an effort to bring down the social barriers erected by fear and ignorance, and led in persuading individuals and communities to re-examine widely held prejudices and to start difficult dialogues.

Authored by: Willy Mutunga and

  • Released On: 2008-01-16
  • Price: 2500 Ksh.

Catalogue

Books we have in our Catalogue

...
Title: rdffd

Summary:


dffxvd

Authored by: sdvfcdv and dsvddf

  • Released On: 2024-04-16
  • Price: 3333 Ksh.

...
Title: Essays On Pan-Africanism

Summary:


Essays on Pan-Africanism begins with essays by Shiraz Durrani, Abdilatif Abdulla, Issa Shivji, Firoze Manji, Sabatho Nyamsenda, Willy Mutunga and Noosim Naimasiah on various aspects of Pan-Africanism.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and Noosim Naimasiah

  • Released On: 2022-11-23
  • Price: 2000 Ksh.

...
Title: ANDOLO – The Talented Boy with Albinism

Summary:


Mbesa village witnesses a peculiar birth; that of a boy with a special skin colour. He becomes a curiosity for everyone. Nevertheless, his difference will not be a handicap for him. On the contrary! Andolo is a very talented man and knows how to prove it. Suitable for primary-aged children.

Authored by: Nsah Mala and Akila Junior

  • Released On: 2022-08-08
  • Price: 500 Ksh.

...
Title: STRONGER THAN FAITH

Summary:


Between the pages of this memoirs is a history of that period which is hardly taught in our schools and is fast receding into the holes of the insignificant as a younger generation takes over.

Authored by: Oduor Ong’wen and

  • Released On: 2022-04-19
  • Price: 2500 Ksh.

...
Title: KEY POINTS IN THE HISTORY OF KENYA

Summary:


History never dies. It is embedded in people's memories when books are burnt and children are taught false histories, imagined by false historians from near and far - says the author in this book.

Authored by: Shiraz Duranni and

  • Released On: 2022-03-14
  • Price: 1200 Ksh.

...
Title: ESCAPE FROM MONEY VILLE

Summary:


So begins an adventure for four Kenyan youths, two boys and two girls, that explores the depth of deprivation and disaster that capitalism has been for working people in Kenya. Tricked into becoming forced workers for a factory with owners from USA, Britain and Japan, the youth live the harsh life of exploited workers. However, their sense of jus- tice soon turns them into rebels seeking life and freedom. The story takes them through life-threatening adventures,

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2021-10-05
  • Price: 800 Ksh.

...
Title: CRIMES OF CAPITALISM IN KENYA

Summary:


This is the first number in the Research and Documentation (R&D) series from Vita Books and Ukombozi Library. It covers a shameful period of Kenya’s past under the government of President Daniel arap Moi (1978-2002) who ruled Kenya with an iron fist and conducted his reign of terror on those opposed to his dictatorship. He stifled violently people’s desire for change, equality and justice. He sought to drown the call of the independence movement for land and freedom in blood, torture and loot of national resources.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and Kimani Waweru

  • Released On: 2020-10-19
  • Price: 1500 Ksh.

...
Title: CORPSES OF UNITY

Summary:


Cameroon is no longer a peace haven in Central Africa. This bilingual poetry anthology is a literary response to the avoidable but worsening and under-reported fratricidal war in Anglophone Cameroon. Written in English and French, the anthology brings together thirty-three poets from thirteen countries in Africa and beyond.

Authored by: Dirige par and Nsah Mala & Mbizo Chirasha

  • Released On: 2020-09-16
  • Price: 1000 Ksh.

...
Title: NEITHER SETTLER NOR NATIVE the making and unmaking of permanent minorities

Summary:


In this genealogy of political modernity, Mahmood Mamdani argues that the nation-state and the colonial state created each other.

Authored by: Mahmood Mamdani and

  • Released On: 2020-08-12
  • Price: 2200 Ksh.

...
Title: THE STRUGGLE FOR LAND AND JUSTICE IN KENYA

Summary:


In their chapter on land in a landmark text entitled Public Law and Social Change in Kenya published in 1970, Yash Ghai and Patrick McAuslan wrote: ‘No part of the law of Kenya has raised stronger emotions over the years than the law relating to land and its administration, and none is of more importance at present’. This remains true today as Kenya marks the tenth anniversary of the inauguration of 2010 Constitution. In this book, Ambreena Manji explores our seemingly intractable land problems, including inequitable concentration of land in the hands of the wealthy, a propensity for land grabbing.

Authored by: Ambreena Manji and

  • Released On: 2020-01-15
  • Price: 2500 Ksh.

...
Title: KENYAS WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

Summary:


Kenya’s War of Independence restores Kenya’s stolen history to its rightful place, stripped of colonial interpretations. In this expanded and revised version of his 1986 booklet, Kimaathi, Mau Mau’s First Prime Minister of Kenya, Durrani covers Mau Mau’s resistance to colonialism and neo-colonialism and reects on its ideology, organisation and achievements.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2018-11-21
  • Price: 1500 Ksh.

...
Title: PEOPLES RESISTANCE TO COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM IN KENYA

Summary:


This book looks at the third pillar of resistance to British colonialism – people’s resistance, the others being Mau Mau and radical trade union movement. It brings together several aspects of people’s resistance to colonialism and imperialism

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2018-10-10
  • Price: 800 Ksh.

...
Title: PIO GAMA PINTO 1927 - 1965 Kenya’s Unsung Martyr

Summary:


Pio Gama Pinto was born in Nairobi on March 31, 1927. When he was eight, his father sent him to India for his education.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2018-10-03
  • Price: 2200 Ksh.

...
Title: MAUMAU THE REVOLUTIONARY ANTI-IMPIRIALIST FORCE FROM KENYA 1948-1963

Summary:


Very few countries hide or obscure the significance of their most important historical achievements. Kenya has managed to do so without any regrets or even a thought about the implication of such a major oversight in connection with Mau Mau Resistance.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2018-07-05
  • Price: 800 Ksh.

...
Title: TRADE UNIONS IN KENYAS WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

Summary:


It is due to the success of the trade union movement in the national liberation movement that the colonial government suppressed prominent trade unions and attacked TU leaders like Makhan Singh, Fred Kubai, Pio Gama Pinto and Bildad Kaggia.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2018-06-05
  • Price: 800 Ksh.

...
Title: PROGRESSIVE LIBRARIANISM

Summary:


Public spending is under threat and public libraries are suffering. At a time when libraries can play a critical role in supporting people facing difficult economic and social situations

Authored by: Shiraz Duranni and

  • Released On: 2016-11-06
  • Price: 800 Ksh.

...
Title: MAKHAN SINGH: A REVOLUTIONARY KENYAN TRADE UNIONIST

Summary:


This book examines the life and work of a remarkable trade unionist and revolutionary. Makhan Singh laid the foundation for radical trade unionism and influenced the liberation struggle in Kenya.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2016-06-07
  • Price: 1200 Ksh.

...
Title: NEVER BE SILENT

Summary:


“We will never be silent until we get land to cultivate and freedom in this country of ours” …so sang Mau Mau activists.

Authored by: Shiraz Duranni and

  • Released On: 2008-11-26
  • Price: 1200 Ksh.

...
Title: Information and liberation

Summary:


Information and Liberation is a retrospective collection of Shiraz Durrani’s articles and conference papers on the politics of information. The book documents the struggle for progressive and relevant information policies and practices over a period of 25 years in Kenya, Britain, and other countries

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2008-10-08
  • Price: 1500 Ksh.

...
Title: CABRAL PINTO - Willy Mutunga under cover

Summary:


For over 30 years, Willy Mutunga has blazed the trail in starting many important public conversations about remaking Kenya and the wider world into a better society. As a public intellectual, he has consistently challenged convenient stereotypes in an effort to bring down the social barriers erected by fear and ignorance, and led in persuading individuals and communities to re-examine widely held prejudices and to start difficult dialogues.

Authored by: Willy Mutunga and

  • Released On: 2008-01-16
  • Price: 2500 Ksh.