Mau Mau and Kenya (Paperback)

An Analysis of a Peasant Revolt (Blacks in the Diaspora)

By Wunyabari O. Maloba

Indiana University Press, 9780253211668, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 22, 1998

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... an up-to-date, comprehensive, and accessible single-volume text to introduce the Mau Mau movement and its part in Kenya's nationalism and independence..."--International Journal of African Historical Studies

Mau Mau and Kenya is a well written work which provides a clear and candid picture of the highly complex movements that were Mau Mau." --African History

Mau Mau and Kenya traces a unique peasant revolt against British colonialism. Was Mau Mau a national effort or an ethnic outburst? What were its political aims? Maloba describes the participants and their differing ideologies; relationships between the revolt and the conventional party politics of the Kenya African Union; and the impact of Mau Mau on decolonization in Kenya.

About the Author

WUNYABARI O. MALOBA is Associate Professor of History and Coordinator of the African Studies Program at the University of Delaware. He has published a number of articles on nationalism and decolonization.