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Book Launch 📕

Wednesday 16th July| 6pm | AF Auditorium
Book Launch / Discussion | Mvita: History of Mombasa

Mvita: History of Mombasa 12th century – 2012 follows the city’s origins in the 12th century or earlier, as a settlement of the Swahili, to 2012 when Kenya ushered in the devolved system of government and the Mombasa Municipal Council was replaced by Mombasa County.

Discussion moderated by Prof. Tom Odhiambo, University of Nairobi.

This is the third book in the series, History of Kenyan Cities and Towns, by Professors Bethwell and Madara Ogot.

A large collection of photographs in the book brings to life the narrative of the coastal city’s evolution over the past nine centuries, one of violent conquest by the Arabs and Portuguese, colonization by the British, and the trials and tribulations and successes after independence.


“Mvita : History of Mombasa”, le récit de l’évolution de la ville côtière, au cours des neuf derniers siècles.

  • Date : July 17, 2024
  • Time : 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Africa/Nairobi)
  • Venue : Alliance Française Nairobi

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