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The most devastating famines in East Africa in the last 1700 years

Roger W. Ndichu

The most devastating famines in East Africa in the last 1700 years

an account of the worst famine, drought, and flood events, and the social-economic and political impacts experienced in the region (250-1900 AD)

by Roger W. Ndichu

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Published by Sanctified Printers in Nairobi .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographcal references (p. 319-334).

Statementby Roger W. Ndichu ; edited by J.M. Gitutu, S.M. King"uyu
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHC860.Z9 F36 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination340 p. :
Number of Pages340
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24449954M
ISBN 10996605166X
LC Control Number2009349829


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