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Published by Charles University in Prague .
Written in English


  • Mau Mau

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Other titlesMau Mau movement in Kenya
SeriesStudia orientalia Pragensia, 2
The Physical Object
Number of Pages125
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Open LibraryOL14615028M

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Mau Mau (mou´ mou´), secret insurgent organization in Kenya, comprising mainly Kikuyu were bound by oath to force the expulsion of white settlers from Kenya. In the Mau Mau began reprisals against the Europeans, especially in the "white highlands," claimed as Kikuyu lands. Mau Mau and Kenya widens the debate about the Mau Mau revolt and adds an African voice to the examination and interpretation of an important event in African history. Wunyabari Maloba traces this unique peasant revolt against British colonialism offering a fresh look at a movement that has been ""reinvented"" by ideologues on the Left and Right Cited by:   The Mau Mau Rebellion was a militant African nationalist movement active in Kenya during the s. Its primary goal was the overthrowing British rule and removing European settlers from the : Alistair Boddy-Evans. The Mau Mau uprising began in as a reaction to inequalities and injustices in British-controlled Kenya. The response of the colonial administration was a fierce crackdown on the rebels, resulting in many deaths. By the uprising had effectively been crushed, but the extent of opposition to the British regime had clearly been.

The Mau Mau were so successful in rallying the peasant Kikuyu to their ranks that the British requested that Kenyatta and other African leaders give speeches to denounce the Mau Mau. After bus to the sports ground in Kimabu Township, this speech was taped and this anti-movement propaganda was shown across Kenya.   The Mau Mau was a terrorist organisation, dominated by Kenya’s major ethnic grouping, the Kikuyu. Kikuyu extremists were furious about what they saw as the theft of their land by white settlers. - Mamadou Diouf, Professor of History and of African American and African Studies, University of Michigan "Of the recent studies on Kenya's Mau Mau uprising, Shamsul Alam's stands out. It frames the movement correctly for what it was - a bonafide revolution that shocked Britain out of her imperial by: 6. This book details the devastating Mau Mau civil war fought in Kenya during the s and the legacies of that conflict for the post-colonial state. It explores the instrumental use of violence, changes to allegiances, and the ways in which cleavages created by the war informed local politics for decades after the conflict’s conclusion.

Book Reviews David Anderson, ‘Histories of the Hanged: Britain’s Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire’ (London, ) David Anderson’s book Histories of the Hanged’ is a work which centers around the huge number of Mau Mau suspects who were executed under the emergency law The book has received considerable attention and acclaim from academic .   The situation was not helped by the fact that the settler regime in Kenya, even before any uprising, was considered the most brutally racist in the British Empire with the settlers violently determined to retain their grip on power with the utmost aggression, earning themselves later the title "The White Mau Mau" among some Europeans. A key watershed came from to , during the Mau Mau Uprising, an armed local movement directed principally against the colonial government and the European settlers. It was the largest and most successful such movement in British Africa. A Modern History of Kenya: In Honour of Professor B. A. Ogot. Nairobi, Kenya: Evans Brothers. causes of the mau-mau rebellion It was due to unemployment of the ex-soldiers who had been promised jobs after the World War II, but instead were made porters on European-estates. Similarly, people were retrenched, traders pushed out to business by Asian retail trade monopoly and European settlers.