Tag Archives: Mau Mau

Secrets of the British Government: The Destruction of Colonial Files

A review of the body of Foreign Office papers soon to be deposited in the National Archive, Kew (England) from the British Government’s secure compound at Hanslope Park, Buckinghamshire has revealed what many already suspected; that the majority of sensitive documents relating … Continue reading

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Africa: News Round-up

 UN declares Somalia famine in Bakool and Lower Shabelle Mau Mau torture claim Kenyans win right to sue British government Malawi: Anti-Govt Protests Spark New Clashes

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African history in fiction: The novels that add flesh to historical bones

One of the best things about studying Africa is that so much of the continent’s post-colonial literature is imbued with personal, perceptive and challenging insights into some of the unavoidable themes of African history. Fictional accounts, often fused with local … Continue reading

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Victims of British Torture in Kenya Seek Compensation

Four Kenyans say they suffered abuse under British colonial rule during the 1950s Mau Mau rebellion. Professor David Anderson, author of Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire, (New York: W.W. Norton, 2005) provides … Continue reading

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