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Author Durrani, Shiraz, author

Title Kenya's war of independence : Mau Mau and its legacy of resistance to colonialism and imperialism, 1948-1990 / by Shiraz Durrani
Published Nairobi, Kenya : Vita Books, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (448 pages) : illustrations
Contents Mau Mau and the struggle for land and freedom -- Historical context: imperialism and resistance -- Three pillars of resistance -- Resisting colonial violence -- Resistance in Northern Kenya: the Somali nationality -- Contradictions sharpen: settlers & homeguards create chaos -- Necessity for armed resistance -- Terrorists or freedom fighters? -- Illustrations 1: colonial violence -- Trade unions and Mau Mau -- Organising for economic and political rights -- Classes and class struggle -- Enter Makhan Singh -- Kenya's TUs in the context of TU struggles in Africa -- Workers and peasants unite for armed resistance -- Illustrations 2: trade unions -- Preparations for armed struggle -- The war begins -- The establishment of liberated territories -- The birth of Kenya Defence Council (1953) -- The Kenya parliament takes control: Kimathi is Prime Minister (1954) -- Anti-imperialist ideology -- Organisation -- Strategy -- Infrastructure -- Politics of information -- Leadership -- Women -- The Kamba nationality -- The Maasai nationality -- South Asian Kenyans -- Illustrations 3: Mau Mau -- Forces of repression -- Primary aim -- Possible shape of a Mau Mau government -- Reparation -- Neo-colonialism, the legacy of colonialism -- A prison without walls -- Sina Habari, Mwanangu: I have no news, my child -- A brief recap -- December 12th: poem by Nazmi Durrani -- Opposition continues -- Worker resistance -- Peasant resistance -- Student resistance -- December twelve movement -- Mwakenya -- Resistance goes overseas: the birth of Umoja -- Kenya committee for the release of political prisoners -- Illustrations 4: underground & overseas resistance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-360) and index
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Subject Mau Mau Emergency (Kenya : 1952-1960)
Anti-imperialist movements -- Kenya
National liberation movements -- Kenya
Anti-imperialist movements.
HISTORY / Africa / East
HISTORY -- Africa -- Central.
National liberation movements.
Politics and government.
Kenya -- History -- Mau Mau Emergency, 1952-1960
Kenya -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Kenya.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789966189028 (electronic bk.)
9966189025 (electronic bk.)
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