It's Our Turn to Eat

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-06-08
  • Publisher: Perennial

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In January 2003, Kenya was hailed as a model of democracy after the peaceful election of its new president, Mwai Kibaki. By appointing respected longtime reformer John Githongo as anticorruption czar, the new Kikuyu government signaled its determination to end the corrupt practices that had tainted the previous regime. Yet only two years later, Githongo himself was on the run, having secretly compiled evidence of official malfeasance throughout the new administration. Unable to remain silent, Githongo, at great personal risk, made the painful choice to go public. The result was a Kenyan Watergate. Michela Wrong's account of how a pillar of the establishment turned whistle-blower--becoming simultaneously one of the most hated and admired men in Kenya--grips like a political thriller while probing the very roots of the continent's predicament.

Author Biography

Michela Wrong has worked as a foreign correspondent for Reuters, the BBC, and the Financial Times. She has writen about Africa for Slate.com and is a frequent commentator on African affairs in the media. Her first book. In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz, won the James Stern Silver Pen Award for Nonfiction. She lives in London.

Table of Contents

Mapp. viii
Prologuep. xi
The Big Manp. 1
An Unexpected Guestp. 21
Starting Afreshp. 33
Mucking out the Augean Stablesp. 41
Dazzled by the Lightp. 65
Pulling the Serpent's Tailp. 77
The Call of the Tribep. 99
Breaking the Mouldp. 121
The Making of the Sheng Generationp. 145
Everything Depends on the Bossp. 163
Gorging Their Fillp. 183
A Form of Mourningp. 205
In Exilep. 227
Spilling the Beansp. 247
Backlashp. 255
A Plaza Paradisep. 279
It's Not Your Turnp. 295
Epiloguep. 317
List of Key Charactersp. 336
Glossaryp. 337
Acknowledgementsp. 339
Notesp. 341
Indexp. 345
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