Mau Mau at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi

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”

‘The Trouble with The English’: Mau Mau’s Place in The Present Debate about Imperial Legacies

Very happy to announce that an article of mine has kicked off the 2021 series over on the Scottish Centre for Global History’s website! Here’s the link: ‘The Trouble with The English’: Mau Mau’s Place in The Present Debate about Imperial Legacies

Provincialising Democracy: Viewing the 2020 American Election through a Kenyan lens

‘On Friday 28th December, Odinga was leading by nearly 900,000 votes, with half the ballots counted. With parliamentary results suggesting he had swept the country, victory seemed assured. However, during Saturday, Kibaki clawed back his position. At midday, ECK reports suggested Odinga was 300,000 votes ahead of Kibaki. By 2 P.M the gap was downContinue reading “Provincialising Democracy: Viewing the 2020 American Election through a Kenyan lens”