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The Life and Works of Henry Muoria
Henry Muoria (1914-97), self-taught journalist and pamphleteer, helped to inspire Kenya's nationalisms before Mau Mau. The pamphlets reproduced here, in Gikuyu and English, contrast his own originality with the conservatism of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first President. The contributing editors introduce Muoria's political context, tell how three remarkable women sustained his families' life; and remember him as father. Courageous intellectual, political, and domestic life here intertwine.
Author: Mueni wa Muiu

Mau Mau in Harlem? The U.S. and the Liberation of Kenya is a well-documented study, in which Gerald Horne examines the role that individual Americans, African American organizations, British government and trade unions, and the United States government played in the liberation of Kenya. It is a

In: African and Asian Studies

- pathetic to indigenous political movements. Hence with the Mau Mau rebellion, in the 1950s, the KKEA was outlawed. THE KIKUYU KARING'A EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (KKEA) arose out of the turmoil created by a missionary ban on female cir- cumcision among the Kikuyu of Central Province of Kenya in 1929. This ban

In: Journal of Asian and African Studies
Author: Flavia Aiello

modalità sociale e culturale di ricostruzione dei momenti più traumatici del colonialismo in Africa orientale, riletti dagli artisti alla luce dello specifico contesto culturale e socio-politico. La rivolta Mau Mau nella narrativa swahili del Kenya La narrativa swahili contemporanea si è sviluppata

In: Annali Sezione Orientale
Author: Louise Pirouet

Armed Resistance and Counter- Insurgency* Reflections on the Anya Nya and Mau Mau Experiences LOUISE PIROUET University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya IT IS OFTEN assumed that in a conflict there are two sides in opposition to one another, and that a person who is not actively committed to one side

In: Journal of Asian and African Studies
Author: Levi I. Izuakor

elsewhere to the catalytic effect of Mau Mau on the course of African nationalism in Kenya' but its intensification in the 1950s would seem to have been made possible by, among other things, the inability of the settlers to put down a local uprising. Indeed, among the Kenyan settlers there existed some who

In: Journal of Asian and African Studies
Author: Ali A. Mazrui

resistance could be taking place today - provided it is a form of resistance which draws its "primary inspiration" from indigenous symbols and values. The Mau Mau insurrection was therefore in part a case of primary resistance in this cultural sense although chronologically it took place almost on the eve of

In: Journal of Asian and African Studies
Author: F.X. Sutton

account of a man who has conversed quietly with Ronald Ngala or heard Tom Mboya performing brilliantly in debate. One will not turn to Mr. Cox for an authoritative account of Mau Mau, but he went to Nyeri in December 1963 when the Forest Fighters were invited to come in and declare their loyalty to

In: Journal of Asian and African Studies

" culture, and for an understanding of events from the African perspective. Yet, he ends up with a distressingly brain- washed, racist and pro-Apartheid stance that would give him the blessing of Pretoria, as the following sample of quotations illustrates. 141 "The Mau Mau was organized by semi

In: Journal of Asian and African Studies