Bethwell A. Ogot is the Director of the Institute of Research and Postgraduate Studies at Maseno University College, Kisumu. He was educated at Makerere University, St Andrews University and at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. Among his numerous publications are A History of the Southern Luo (EAPH) and, as editor, Kenya Before 1900 (EAEP). He was a President of the UNESCO's International Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa; he edited Volume VI: The Nineteenth Century until the 1880s.
William R. Ochieng' is Principal and Professor of History at Maseno University College, Kisumu. He was educated, and then taught, at the University of Nairobi. He has taught in the United States at Stanford University and UCLA and, elsewhere in Kenya, at Kenyatta and Moi Universities. Among numerous publications, he is author of A History of Kenya ( London) and A History of the Kadimo Chiefdom of Yimbo ( Nairobi) and editor of Themes in Kenyan History (EAEP, James Currey and Ohio University Press) and, with Robert M. Maxon, of An Economic History of Kenya ( Nairobi).
E.S. Atieno-Odhiambo is Professor of History at Rice University. He was educated at Makerere University and then at the University of Nairobi, where he went on to teach. He is the author of The Paradox of Collaboration and other Stories ( Nairobi) and, with David William Cohen, of Siaya: The Historical Anthropology of an African Landscape ( James Currey, EAEP and Ohio University Press) and Burying S.M.: The Politics of Knowledge and the Sociology of Power (Heinemann, New Hampshire, James Currey and EAEP).