I’m very happy to have been published in the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, with an article on Rhodesia’s UDI, far-right entanglements, and the Global Cold War. Give it a read here! https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03086534.2023.2166380
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Podcast: Scottish Centre for Global History
I was very lucky to be interviewed by the Scottish Centre for Global History for their podcast series. Please find the link here.
AIAC: Child of Mau Mau
I was very happy to get some work published on the relationship between Mau Mau and the August ’22 Kenyan election. See the blog for Africa is a Country here!
“A Very British Way of Torture” Documentary
I was very lucky to participate in the making of the documentary, ‘A Very British Way of Torture’ for Rogan Productions. You can now view it on Channel 4’s On Demand service. I also gave an interview for the Guardian which explored some of the key findings of the documentary.
University of Nairobi History Talk
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!)
Conflict of Interest Podcast
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 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”
Colonial voices: Mau Mau and the IWM’s Sound Archive
As part of my collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, I’ve written another blog, this time specifically on the problems with the museum’s Sound Archive and how my own work seeks to remedy them. Please find it here.
History Today Piece: Rotting among the tsetse
I’m very glad to say I’ve been published in the History Today magazine – one of Britain’s premier history magazines. Here’s the link to the article, or buy it in all good bookshops! https://www.historytoday.com/archive/behind-times/rotting-among-tsetse
Podcast: Detention and Exile during the Kenya Emergency
I was very happy to give a brief presentation to the staff at the Imperial War Museum about detention and exile in Kenya during the Mau Mau Insurgency. It’s a 20 minute presentation so feel free to give it a listen. I’ve uploaded it here. Enjoy!