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Name: ALLEN, James de Vere

Nee: son of Victor de Vere Allen

Birth Date: 1936 Nairobi

Death Date: 1990 Mombasa

First Date: 1936

Last Date: 1990

Profession: Lecturer at both Makerere and Nairobi Universities. Curator, Lamu Museum.

Area: Nairobi, Kampala, Kwale

Author: Swahili Origins 1992

Book Reference: EAWL

School: Kenton College, King's School Canterbury, Magdalen College Oxford

General Information:

Jim Allen was well known in historical and archaeological circles in Kenya, and his book on Swahili origins has been published posthumously. It largely deals with Lamu.
Source:- David Nicholson
Taught at Duke of York School, Nairobi.
Scholarship to University of Kuala Lumpur.
1964 - taught history at Makerere
1970 joined Kenya National Museums - established museum at Lamu in the old DC house on the waterfront. Left Lamu museum in 1974.

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