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Mau Mau crucible of war : statehood, national identity, and politics of postcolonial Kenya

Author: Nicholas K Githuku
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mau Mau Crucible of War is a study of the social and cultural history of the mentalite of struggle in Kenya, which reached a peak during the Mau Mau War of the 1950s. This struggle continues to  Read more...

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History
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Githuku, Nicholas K. (Nicholas Kariuki).
Mau Mau crucible of war
(DLC) 2015033416
(OCoLC)919014740
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas K Githuku
ISBN: 9781498506991 1498506992
OCLC Number: 933524864
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Foreword by John Lonsdale --
Foreword by Robert M. Maxon --
Inside the Mau Mau mind: "Returning the imperial" gaze in centennial perspective --
White man's country: the colonial foundations and legal architecture of the Kenyan state --
Colonial rupture: African experiential anxiety of transformation in time, space and place, 1900-1951 --
52 minds on Kenya's destiny: the view from "the above" --
Drudgery in Pyrrhic victory: whither the fruits of independence? --
"Matigari ma Njirungi": bifurcation, atomization and survival of the mentalité of struggle --
"Bado Mapambano," solidarity forever: latter day travails of critical publics --
The long Kenyan century: a people's elusive quest for "the good life."
Responsibility: Nicholas K. Githuku.

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Nicholas Githuku's history confronts [Kenya's] violence and its political effects head on. He asks new questions about Kenya's history, quotes previously unexamined evidence, and offers his readers Read more...

 
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