Mau Mau, anti-colonialism and publishing in Kenyan history

This 12 December 2018 video says about itself:

Kenya’s Anti-colonial Mau Mau Movement

The road to independence for Kenya is one of the bloodiest in the history of the British Empire.

From British daily The Morning Star:

Information uprising

(Sunday 13 May 2007)

Never Be Silent by Shiraz Durrani
(Vita Books, £20)

JOHN PATEMAN learns how revolutionary publishing was central to the Mau Mau struggle against imperialism and oppression.

This important book is well researched and scholarly, but at the same time written in a popular and accessible style.

It tells the inspiring story of the successful Mau Mau resistance movement against imperialism and colonialism in Kenya and how publishing and information were central to this struggle for freedom.

Each chapter follows a common pattern so that the evolution of publishing can be traced through different historical periods and situations.

The emergence of an African nationalist movement between 1884-1922 is illustrated through examples of settler, colonial government, church, south Asian and African publications.

See also here.

Fifty years after Kenyan independence Ken Olende looks at the crimes of British colonialism, the Mau Mau rebels who fought back, and their betrayal by Kenya’s new rulers: here.

9 thoughts on “Mau Mau, anti-colonialism and publishing in Kenyan history

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  2. Thank you so much for reminding me of the Shiraz Dhami book, which I haven’t read, and for bringing me to all these lovely links, and the link to my post. This is a subject I have long been studying.


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