Mau Mau at the Museum: (Re)narrating Colonial Insurgency at the Imperial War Museum

Very happy to have been published in the specialist Journal of Museum Ethnography, with an article on the Mau Mau collections held at the Imperial War Museum. It represents the culmination of a lot of my work with the Museum over the past 2.5 years. Give it a read on my Academia page!

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 which…


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