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Kevin P. Donovan

Kevin P. Donovan is a Lecturer in the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He is currently writing a book on money, smuggling, and decolonization in East Africa, alongside another with Emma Park on the cultural politics of digital capitalism in Kenya.


Working people are forever kept on the brink of going broke. More than higher wages and better job security, a just economy requires giving them the power to choose and create their own futures.

Kevin P. Donovan
kenya digital debt 2

Kenya's poor were among the first to benefit from digital lending apps; now they call it slavery.

Kevin P. Donovan Emma Park