Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi

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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 ...

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    • Title: Matatu by Kenda Mutongi
    • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780226471396, 022647139X
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    • Edition: 2017 1st edition
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