research product . Other ORP type . 2021

Being Kenyan in the Times of a Crisis: Conflicting National Narratives against COVID-19

Gasquet, Antonin;
Open Access English
  • Published: 18 Feb 2021
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
Mambo! vol. XVIII, no. 2.; In the face of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, the Kenyan government developed a national narrative aimed to empower its population and give it the responsibilities the public authorities could not fully handle. Being a Kenyan, officials said, was about being resilient and innovative, and entailed following on in the footsteps of the notorious examples of heroic figures that have been newly erected on that occasion. This ideal-type of the resilient and responsible Kenyan was story-told broadly through an assertive media strategy that President Uhuru Kenyatta and other influential political figures put forward. It was quickly confronted, ...
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free text keywords: Kenya, COVID-19, resilience, [SHS.SCIPO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Political science
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