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I was very lucky to speak at the University of Nairobi’s History Department back in March, on local politics and the aftermath of Mau Mau in Nyeri. The Department has now uploaded the full lecture to Youtube, here is the link. Please give it a look (although it is rather long!)
It was extremely enjoyable to make a podcast for the Imperial War Museum’s Conflict of Interest series, about Mau Mau, with poet Nikita Gill, fellow PhD student Rose Miyonga and the doyen of the study of Mau Mau in the UK, Professor John Lonsdale. Here is the link. (also available on all good podcast platforms).
Mau Mau’s place in Kenya’s national memory is an endlessly complex subject; subject to valorisation, silencing and awkward fudges depending on time, place, and identity. This stretches as far back as the State of Emergency itself, with alternative interpretations shaping ‘Mau Maus of the Mind’ that persist till today. This conflict, an anti-colonial revolt whichContinue reading “￼Mau Mau at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi”
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