Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi [Audiobook] download free by Kenda Mutongi

Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi Audiobook download free by Kenda Mutongi
  • Listen audiobook: Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi
  • Author: Kenda Mutongi
  • Release date: 2017/3/5
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Transportation
  • ISBN: 9780226471396
  • Rating: 9.78 of 10
  • Votes: 507
  • Review by: Aviana Higgs
  • Review rating: 8.33 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/4
  • Duration: 4H24M44S in 256 kbps (70.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-06
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: Vorbis, MP3, FLAC, WMA, MPEG4, WAV, ATRAC (compression ZIP, RAR, TBZ2, LZ, TBZ, TZ, CBR)
  • Total pages original book: 352
  • Includes a PDF summary of 36 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 26M56S (7.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Drive the streets of Nairobi and you are sure to see many matatus colorful minibuses that transport huge numbers of people around the city. Once ramshackle affairs held together with duct tape and wire, matatus today are name-brand vehicles maxed out with aftermarket detailing. They can be stately black or come in extravagant colors, sporting names, slogans, or entire tableaus, with airbrushed portraits of everyone from Kanye West to Barack Obama, of athletes, movie stars, or the most famous face of all: Jesus Christ. In this richly interdisciplinary book, Kenda Mutongi explores the history of the matatu from the 1960s to the present. As Mutongi shows, matatus offer a window onto many socioeconomic and political facets of late-twentieth-century Africa. In their diversity of idiosyncratic designs they express multiple and divergent aspects of Kenyan life including rapid urbanization, organized crime, entrepreneurship, social insecurity, the transition to democracy, chaos and congestion, popular culture, and many others at once embodying both Kenya's staggering social problems and the bright promises of its future.Offering a shining model of interdisciplinary analysis, Mutongi mixes historical, ethnographic, literary, linguistic, and economic approaches to tell the story of the matatu as a powerful expression of the entrepreneurial aesthetics of the postcolonial world.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Road Transport Industries, National Liberation & Independence, Post-colonialism, African History, Transportation Books, Entrepreneurship, Urban Communities, Transport Industries, Development Economics, Anthropology
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 33.25 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x228x22.86mm
  • Weight: 498.95g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: United States

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