Observations on the impact on kenyans of the august 7, 1998 bombing of the united states embassy in nairobi


Journal Article

The August 7, 1998 bombing of the American embassy in Nairobi affected a large number of people, both Kenyan and American. The bombing led to a large-scale response from the Kenyan mental health community and to collaboration between American and Kenyan responders. Kenyans affected by the bombing frequently expressed their psychological distress in terms of somatic complaints. Case histories and written narratives illustrate the way an African worldview shaped survivors' interpretation of the bombing and its consequences. © 2005 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thielman, SB

Published Date

  • April 4, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 233 - 240

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-083X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1092-6771

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1300/J146v09n01_28

Citation Source

  • Scopus