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Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya

Author: Elkins, Caroline

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Format:Paperback
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Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya : Forty years after Kenyan independence from Britain, the words "Mau Mau" still conjure images of crazed savages hacking up hapless white settlers with machetes. The British Colonial Office, struggling to preserve its far-flung empire of dependencies after World War II, spread hysteria about Kenya's Mau Mau independence movement by depicting its supporters among the Kikuyu people as irrational terrorists and monsters. Caroline Elkins, a historian at Harvard University, has done a masterful job setting the record straight in her epic investigation, Imperial Reckoning. After years of research in London and Kenya, including interviews with hundreds of Kenyans, settlers, and former British officials, Elkins has written the first book about the eight-year British war against the Mau Mau.


Category   Subject
History & Geography   Africa
History & Geography   Europe
History & Geography   Modern

Award:Pulitzer Prize
ISBN 13:9780805080018
ISBN 10:0805080015
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:475
Size:9.28" l x 6.06" w x 0.91" h
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