Mau Mau Memoirs: History, Memory, and Politics
This study of 13 personal accounts of the Mau Mau revolt by Kenyans, demonstrates that these memoirs serve to refute both the British version of the revolt and that of the leaders of the independent Kenyan state. It also points to the importance of Mau Mau in the making of modern Kenya.
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Mau Mau and Its Interpreters
The Mau Mau Version
The Movement and the Oaths
The Ordeal of Detention
Past and Present
About the Book
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