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Defeating Mau Mau, creating Kenya : counterinsurgency, civil war, and decolonization

Author: Daniel Branch
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: African studies series, 111.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book details the devastating Mau Mau civil war fought in Kenya during 1950s and the legacies of that conflict for the post-colonial state. There were as many Kikuyu who fought with the colonial government as there were loyalists who joined the Mau Mau rebellion. Focusing on the role of those loyalists, the book examines the ways in which residents of the country's Central Highlands sought to navigate a path  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Branch
ISBN: 9780521113823 0521113822 9780521130905 0521130905
OCLC Number: 317383511
Description: xx, 250 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : understanding loyalism in Kenya's civil war --
Vomiting the oath : the origins of loyalism in the growth of Mau Mau --
Terror and counter-terror : March 1953-April 1954 --
From Mau Mau to home guard : the defeat of the insurgency --
Loyalism, land, and labour : the path to self-mastery --
Loyalism in the age of decolonisation --
Eating the fruits of Uhuru : loyalists, Mau Mau, and the post-colonial state --
Conclusion : loyalism, decolonisation, and civil war.
Series Title: African studies series, 111.
Responsibility: Daniel Branch.

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'Probably more people think they know more about the Mau Mau war in the British colony of Kenya than about any other event in African history. Daniel Branch shows how wrong we all were. Mau Mau was Read more...

 
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