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Imperial reckoning : the untold story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya

Auteur : Caroline Elkins
Éditeur: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2005.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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Thousands of Kenyans fought alongside the British in World War II, but just a few years after the defeat of Hitler, the British colonial government detained nearly the entire population of Kenya's largest ethnic minority, the Kikuyu--some one and a half million people. The story of the system of prisons and work camps where thousands met their deaths has remained largely untold, because of a determined effort by the  Lire la suite...
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Type d’ouvrage: Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Caroline Elkins
ISBN: 0805076530 9780805076530 0805080015 9780805080018 9780805067804 0805067809
Numéro OCLC: 55884905
Récompenses: Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, 2006
Description: xvi, 475 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contenu: Pax Britannica --
Britain's assault on Mau Mau --
Screening --
Rehabilitation --
The birth of Britain's Gulag --
The world behind the wire --
The hard core --
Domestic terror --
Outrage, suppression, and silence --
Detention exposed.
Responsabilité: Caroline Elkins.
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Thousands of Kenyans fought alongside the British in World War II, but just a few years after the defeat of Hitler, the British colonial government detained nearly the entire population of Kenya's largest ethnic minority, the Kikuyu--some one and a half million people. The story of the system of prisons and work camps where thousands met their deaths has remained largely untold, because of a determined effort by the British to destroy all official records of their attempts to stop the Mau Mau uprising, the Kikuyu people's ultimately successful bid for Kenyan independence--Publisher.

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