My Footprints in the Sands of Time

An Autobiography

by Bethwell A. Ogot



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/2/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6.25x9.25
Page Count : 552
ISBN : 9781412003407

About the Book

While Allan Ogot's circuits of influence have been very wide, and while he has participated in conferences and forums around the world, he has never yielded his intellectual and personal anchorage in Kenya - though he has had numerous opportunities to accept distinguished chairs overseas. Extraordinarily, Allan Ogot has sustained his incredible level of service and scholarship through shifting and challenging conditions within Kenya and within Africa, navigating changing economic and political circumstances. His steady hand and persistent commitment to the highest ideals of scholarly engagement and community provide remarkable model for all who are dedicating themselves and will dedicate themselves to Africanist scholarship. This autobiography provides a commentary on the history of Kenya as seen through Allan Ogot's life experiences.

About the Author

Prof. Bethwell A. Ogot, born in Western Kenya in 1929, has spent all his adult life teaching, writing and educating. He has taught African history at Makerere University in Uganda, and the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University and Maseno University in Kenya. In addition he was on the UNESCO commission that was charged with writing the history of Africa, and was president of the UNESCO General Assembly. Prof. Ogot has served on numerous local and international organizations and commissions including serving as a member of the East African Legislative Assembly.