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Mau Mau and the Kikuyu.

Leakey, L. S. B.

Mau Mau and the Kikuyu.

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Published by The John Day Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mau Mau,
  • Kikuyu (African people)

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination114 p.
    Number of Pages114
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13527532M
    OCLC/WorldCa15865927

    The Kikuyu Central Association, the political party that fronted for the secret activities of the Mau Mau, was headed by Johnstone Kamau, better known as Jomo Kenyatta (–). Under his leadership, Kenya gained independence in Based on rare oral data from women participants in the Mau Mau rebellion, this book chronicles changes in women's domestic reproduction, legal status, and gender roles that took place under colonial rule. The book links labor activism, cultural nationalism, and the more overtly political issues of land alienation, judicial control, and character of the colonial administration in an analysis of.


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The plans of the Mau Mau leaders necessitated trying to make nearly every Kikuyu in the country a member, and in order to achieve this end they instituted as a sine qua non of membership a ceremony of oath-taking based upon old tribal custom, but which violated ancient custom in many ways.

The oath which had to be taken by members was very. In this book, written in at the start of the Mau Mau atrocities, he puts his knowlege of the Kikuyu into an understanding of Mau Mau and the Kikuyu.

book underlying causes of the Mau Mau movement. He describes in detail Kikuyu customs and rituals before the British administration; he feels that the breakdown of this society is in part one cause of Mau by: In this book, written in at the start of the Mau Mau atrocities, he puts his knowlege of the Kikuyu into an understanding of the underlying causes of the Mau Mau movement.

He describes in detail Kikuyu customs and rituals before the British administration; he feels that the breakdown of this society is in part one cause of Mau Mau.5/5(3).

This widely-acclaimed book on a troubled period of Kenyan history summarizes some of the more important Kikuyu customs, and a discussion of their break-down under the impact of European civilization. This discussion illustrates why and how the Mau Mau came into being and how the situation could be improved so that peace could once again come to /5.

Contents Books About: The second of two important books by Louis Leakey, the renowned expert on the Kikuyu tribe. This book examines the organisation of the Mau Mau movement, its propaganda, the nature of its religious aspects and its oaths and the mistakes its leaders made as well as covering chapters on necessary reforms to prevent further outbreaks of a similar nature.

Something of Value is a novel based on events that took place in Kenya Colony during the violent Mau Mau insurrection of the s, an uprising that was confined almost exclusively to members of the Kikuyu tribe.

It is a powerful, gripping, and sometimes shocking novel that presents an enlightening glimpse into the lives of all sections of the /5. Get this from a library.

Mau Mau and the Kikuyu. [L S B Leakey] -- This widely-acclaimed book on a troubled period of Kenyan history summarizes some of the more important Kikuyu customs, and a discussion of their break-down under the impact of European civilization.

This widely-acclaimed book on a troubled period of Kenyan history summarizes some of the more important Kikuyu customs, and a discussion of their break-down under the impact of European civilization. This discussion illustrates why and how the Mau Mau came into being and how the situation could be improved so that peace could once again come to Kenya.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Leakey, L.S.B. (Louis Seymour Bazett), Mau Mau and the Kikuyu. London, Methuen [] (OCoLC) This widely-acclaimed book on a troubled period of Kenyan history summarizes some of the more important Kikuyu customs, and a discussion of their break-down under the impact of European civilization.

This discussion illustrates why and how the Mau Mau came into being and how the. The best books on The Mau Mau Uprising and The Fading Empire recommended by Adam Foulds.

British novelist and poet Adam Foulds discusses fading empire in the context of Kenya, including the horrors of British gulags, the Mau Mau uprising, and the social deprivation endured by the Kikuyu.

About Books ‘Mau Mau and the Kikuyu’, by L.S.B. Leakey. A Mau Mau and the Kikuyu. book who was born and reared amongst a primitive people, who speaks their language fluently, who has been accepted and initiated into a high and respected rank in their community and who is a student of anthropology, such a man is in a remarkably good position to write of their history and social organisation.

They waged a forest war agai Mau Mau fighters, and, with African allies, also targeted a bigger civilian enemy: roughly million Kikuyu thought to. This widely-acclaimed book on a troubled period of Kenyan history summarizes some of the more important Kikuyu customs, and a discussion of their break-down under the impact of European civilization.

This discussion illustrates why and how the Mau Mau came into being and how the situation could be improved so that peace could once again come to Brand: Taylor And Francis. mau Download mau or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get mau book now.

This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. This widely-acclaimed book on a troubled period of Kenyan history summarizes some of the more important Kikuyu customs, and a discussion of their break-down under the impact of European civilization.

This discussion illustrates why and how the Mau Mau came into being and how the Author: Louis Leakey. Mau Mau, militant African nationalist movement that originated in the s among the Kikuyu people of Mau Mau (origin of the name is uncertain) advocated violent resistance to British domination in Kenya; the movement was especially associated with the ritual oaths employed by leaders of the Kikuyu Central Association to promote unity in the independence movement.

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Mau Mau (mou´ mou´), secret insurgent organization in Kenya, comprising mainly Kikuyu were bound by oath to force the expulsion of white settlers from Kenya. In the Mau Mau began reprisals against the Europeans, especially.

This widely-acclaimed book on a troubled period of Kenyan history summarizes some of the more important Kikuyu customs, and a discussion of their break-down under the impact of European civilization.

This discussion illustrates why and how the Mau Mau came into being and how the situation could be improved so that peace could once again come to.

The originators of the Mau Mau movement chose the more powerful features of those many oaths to ensure that the Mau Mau version was supremely powerful — as it has since proved to be, despite the fact that in three ways it transgresses Kikuyu custom, which prohibits the administration of oaths by night, by force, and to women.

The Massacre of the Mau Mau andd the Torture of the Kikuyu Showing of 15 messages. The Massacre of the Mau Mau andd the Torture of the Kikuyu: You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "The Goa Book Club" group.

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to goa-bo. Mau Mau” give a brief summary of how the leaders used an ancient form of Rikuyu oath to bind a large proportion of the tribe to secrecy and loyalty, and of the activities which led the authorities to start suppressing the movement.

The first fifty pages deal with “The Author: St. Clair Drake. Buy Kenya, the Kikuyu and Mau Mau First Edition by Smith, David Lovatt (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.3/5(3). Caroline Elkins (born ) is a professor of history and African and African American Studies at Harvard University, a visiting professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, and the founding director of Harvard's Center for African Studies.

Her book, Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya (), won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. The truth is the Mau Mau was a mass movement that was organised to liberate Kenya from colonial domination," says Gitu wa Kahengeri, the secretary-general of the Mau Mau War Veterans' : Jose Miguel Calatayud.

THE ROLE OF KIKUYU WOMEN IN THE MAU MAU. This study was undertaken in Mathira and Tetu Administrative Divisions of Nyeri District, These areas were chosen because they were, throughout the years of the Emergency, a hotbed of Mau Mau activities, * \ The study is on the role that Kikuyu women played in the Mau Mau struggle for Independence.

It argues. Kikuyu women, the Mau Mau Rebellion, and social change in Kenya. Cora Ann Presley. Westview Press, - History - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review.

History History / Africa / East Kenya Mau Mau Mau Mau Emergency. Book review of Man Hunt in Kenya by Ian Henderson and Philip Goodhart. Man Hunt in Kenya is a fascinating and well-written book about the last important operation against the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya.

Its British title is more precise; Dedan Kimathi was the undisputed leader and guiding spirit of the largest and most dangerous Mau Mau gangs, and this story shows how he was also a master of.

This book is an important addition to the Mau Mau debate, offering a careful exploration of the effect of colonial social policy on women and making a valuable, original contribution to the literature on African peasant women and their involvement with a major liberation struggle.

Reprint Edition (Baltimore: Inprint ; Black Classic Press, ). Daniel Branch’s study is amongst the most recent analyses of the Mau Mau conflict. 1 Generally, the book analyzes how the loyalist section of the Kikuyu community in central Kenya emerged and allied with the colonial state in a counterinsurgency campaign to defeat the Mau Mau uprising in the early s.

This campaign helped to transform an. In The Mau Mau Rebellion, the author describes the background to and the course of a short but brutal late colonial campaign in Kenya. The Mau Mau, a violent and secretive Kikuyu society, aimed to restore the proud tribe’s pre-colonial superiority and rule.

The s saw initial Brand: Pen & Sword Books Limited. The class antagonisms that pitted Kikuyu against Kikuyu during the Mau Mau rebellion remain alive in Kenya today. Robert Harms, professor of history at Yale, is the author of "River of Wealth. The Mau Mau Uprising. From the Traditional Music and Cultures of Kenya, a multimedia encyclopaedia dedicated to all Kenyan tribes, including music and dance, history, culture, society, religion and beliefs, rituals and daily life, fables, legends, riddles and proverbs.

This widely-acclaimed book on a troubled period of Kenyan history summarizes some of the more important Kikuyu customs, and a discussion of their break-down under the impact of European civilization. This discussion illustrates why and how the Mau Mau came into being and how the situation could be improved so that peace could once again come to /5(7).

S ituated largely in the Kikuyu, Embu and Meru areas of Kenya's central highlands, the Mau Mau rebellion consisted of a diverse movement rather Author: Huw Bennett.

Rethinking Mau Mau in colonial Kenya / S. Shamsul Alam. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN (alk. paper) 1. Kenya—History—Mau Mau Emergency, – 2.

Mau Mau History. Title. DTA43 ’03—dc22 A catalogue record of the book is available from the British Library. Anderson gives more detailed attention than Elkins to all this: to the much publicised killings of white men, women and children around the turn of ; to the original massacre of Kikuyu ‘loyalists’ by Mau Mau at Lari in March (even more brutal loyalist reprisals followed); or to the practice of clitoridectomy among the Kikuyu Released on: Janu The so-called Mau Mau Uprising was a brutal episode in Kenya's history.

Throughout most of the 's Mau Mau gangs, formed predominately from members of the Kikuyu tribe, waged an insurgency against the British colonial Government seeking independence and the return of their traditional homeland. Most of the Mau Mau gangs' violence was directed towards fellow Kikuyu who were loyal to the.

Mau Mau from Below By Greet Kershaw. John Lonsdale says in his introduction:“This is the oral evidence of the Kikuyu villagers with whom Greet Kershaw lived as an aid worker during the Mau Mau ‘Emergency’ in the s, and which is now totally irrecoverable in any form save in her own field sor.

The British only began to make headway when they called upon experts in the social-cultural domain like Dr. John Carothers who authored “The Psychology of Mau Mau” and the famous anthropologist and Gīkūyū long time student, L.

S. B. Leakey who authored “Mau Mau and the Kikuyu.”.Mau Mau and the Kikuyu by Leakey, L.S.B. & Ylla Seller KENYA BOOKS Books on Kenya and Africa Published Condition Very Good Edition 3rd Edition Item Price.The Mau Mau rebellion, Kikuyu women and social change. Cora Ann Presley. Introduction. In his work, Essays on Mau Mau: Contributions to Mau Mau Historiography, Robert Buijenthuis surveyed the state of scholarship on the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya from the s to the s.

Buijenthuis, an early scholar of the Mau Mau rebellion and.