Mau Mau

The Mau Mau rebellion in the 1950s was portrayed as the work of a primitive cult who exercised violence against white settlers in Kenya Edgerton shows that in reality the Mau Mau were a national liberation army like many others that rose up against the British in the twilight of Empire 8 page photo insert.
Mau Mau The Mau Mau rebellion in the s was portrayed as the work of a primitive cult who exercised violence against white settlers in Kenya Edgerton shows that in reality the Mau Mau were a national liber

  • Title: Mau Mau
  • Author: Robert B. Edgerton
  • ISBN: 9781850432074
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Mau Mau”

    1. I lived in Kenya as a child for several years, soon after independence. The Mau Mau uprising was long over by then, but I heard stories about it from my friends. I learned a lot from this book about the context for the uprising, the British oppression, and the atrocities on both sides. It was of course interesting to read about people and places I had heard of or known. Kenya is a beautiful country with a rich and diverse culture. I am lucky to have lived there at a relatively peaceful and stabl [...]

    2. I lie again. I didn't finish this. I'm very interested in the subject matter, having been exposed to it a bit way back in my undergrad African history days, and was therefore disappointed that this was poorly written and poorly structured. And even more disappointed that I have another book by this dude about the rise and fall of the Ashanti empire in Ghana, which is also a subject of great interest for me.

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