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Research the history of Kenya from the first European settlements in the 1800s to the present day. Compare the political situation in Kenya today with that depicted in Petals of Blood.

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Examine the economic theories of capitalism and socialism. Explain why some people, like Karega in the novel, think that a socialist system would eradicate the economic inequalities that exist in a capitalist society.

Investigate the role of women in traditional and modern Kenyan society, and compare it to that of women in the United States today.

Research the independence movement in Kenya and the overthrow of the British rule. Compare the Kenyans' struggle for political freedom with that of other colonized peoples, including those in the Americas.

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