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Britain’s Gulag : The Brutal End of Empire in Kenya

Author: Caroline Elkins
SKU: 9781847922946

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  • Classifications: Kenya,
  • Readership:General (US: Trade)
  • Format: Paperback softback 496 pages

ISBN : 9781847922946

Published : 13 Mar 2014

Author : Caroline Elkins

Main Material : Paperback softback

Publisher : Vintage Publishing

Size : 233 x 152 x 37 (mm)

Weight : 604g

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Only a few years after Britain defeated fascism came the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya – a mass armed rebellion by the Kikuyu people, demanding the return of their land and freedom. The draconian response of Britain’s colonial government was to detain nearly the entire Kikuyu population of 1.5 million and to portray them as sub-human savages. Detainees in their thousands – possibly a hundred thousand or more – died from exhaustion, disease, starvation and systemic physical brutality.

For decades these events remained untold. Caroline Elkins conducted years of research to piece together this story, unearthing reams of documents and interviewing several hundred Kikuyu survivors. Britain’s Gulag reveals, for the first time, the full savagery of the Mau Mau war and the ruthless determination with which Britain sought to control its empire.

  • Classifications: Kenya,
  • Readership:General (US: Trade)
  • Format: Paperback softback 496 pages

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1 x BRITAINS GULAG BOOK

Weight 604 g
Dimensions 233 × 152 × 37 mm
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