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------------------ CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS BY THE KENYA SCHOLARS AND STUDIES ASSOCIATION (KESSA) Kenya at Fifty: Milestones, Challenges, and Prospects Editors: Michael Mwenda Kithinji, Ph.D., Mickie Mwanzia Koster, Ph.D., Jerono Phylis Rotich, Ph.D. As Kenya marks fifty years of self-rule and independence, it is an opportune moment to evaluate the key milestones in the nationıs postcolonial experience and also to reflect on the future prospects. Kenyaıs postcolonial experience is a mixed bag of momentous feats but also several missteps that on occasion have severely strained the national fabric. Significantly, the country has distinguished itself as the hub for commerce and industry in East and Central Africa, and has mostly avoided destructive civil strife. Further, the new constitution promulgated in 2010 has been a source of confidence and optimism for a better future. Nevertheless, Kenya is confronted with many challenges the most significant being the inability to generate enough jobs for its youth, severe ethnic differences largely nurtured by the political class, and widespread corruption. As Kenya celebrates its Golden Jubilee, several critical questions will preoccupy the minds of curious observers: 1) What precisely has Kenya achieved in half a century of independence? 2) What challenges has the nation faced in the last 50 years, and what lessons can be learned from these experiences going forward? 3) What will the next 50 years look like? These and other questions will be explored in the proposed book, Kenya at Fifty: Milestones, Challenges, and Prospects. We are therefore soliciting for chapter submissions from a variety of perspectives and disciplines that will shed light on the journey that Kenya has travelled as a nation for the last 50 years, the challenges of this experience, and the future prospects. Submitted chapters must not be previously published or under review for publication elsewhere. Interested contributors may send a 200-word abstract for consideration to Dr. Mickie Mwanzia Koster at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than November 30, 2013. Submissions should include the abstract of the proposed chapter and 50word biography, email, institutional addresses and contact numbers of the author(s). Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following: History, Politics and GovernanceConstitution ImplementationEconomics/ Business/Global Capital Law Education HealthReligion Science & Technology Gender, Women and YouthPovertyGlobalization Culture, Music, Language, Sports Environment Agriculture and Climate Change Security and TerrorismTransportation Urbanization and Housing Foreign Policy IndustryKenyan Diaspora EDITORS Dr. Michael Mwenda Kithinji Assistant Professor Department of History University of Central Arkansas email@example.com Office: 501-450-5650 Dr. Mickie Mwanzia Koster Assistant Professor Department of History University of Texas-Tyler firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 903-566-5666 Dr. Jerono Phylis Rotich Associate Professor Department of Human Performance & Services, School of Education North Carolina A & T State University email@example.com Office: 336-334-7712 -- --