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7%OFFDaniel Branch - African Studies: Series Number 111: Defeating Mau Mau, Creating Kenya: Counterinsurgency, Civil War, and Decolonization - 9780521130905 - V9780521130905
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African Studies: Series Number 111: Defeating Mau Mau, Creating Kenya: Counterinsurgency, Civil War, and Decolonization

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Description for African Studies: Series Number 111: Defeating Mau Mau, Creating Kenya: Counterinsurgency, Civil War, and Decolonization Paperback. Counterinsurgency, Civil War, and Decolonization. Series: African Studies. 278 pages, 10 b/w illus. This 2009 book details the devastating Mau Mau civil war fought in Kenya during the 1950s and its legacies for the post-colonial state. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: 1HFGK; 3JJPG; HBJH; HBLW; HBW. Dimension: 228 x 156 x 15. Weight: 442.
This book details the devastating Mau Mau civil war fought in Kenya during the 1950s and the legacies of that conflict for the post-colonial state. As many Kikuyu fought with the colonial government as loyalists joined the Mau Mau rebellion. Focusing on the role of those loyalists, the book examines the ways in which residents of the country's Central Highlands sought to navigate a path through the bloodshed and uncertainty of civil war. It explores the instrumental use of violence, changes to allegiances, and the ways in which cleavages created by the war informed local politics for decades after the ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Number of pages
278
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Condition
New
Weight
28g
Number of Pages
278
Place of Publication
Cambridge, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780521130905
SKU
V9780521130905
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About Daniel Branch
Daniel Branch is currently an Assistant Professor in African History at the University of Warwick. Previously, he taught at the University of Exeter and was a Fellow of the Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. His articles have appeared in a number of journals, including African Affairs, The Journal of African History, Africa Today, and the ... Read more

Reviews for African Studies: Series Number 111: Defeating Mau Mau, Creating Kenya: Counterinsurgency, Civil War, and Decolonization
'Probably more people think they know more about the Mau Mau war in the British colony of Kenya than about any other event in African history. Daniel Branch shows how wrong we all were. Mau Mau was not a war of heroic simplicity between noble nationalists and cruel colonialists. It was more complicated than that. Rebels and loyalists shared the ... Read more

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