Mau Book
Score: 4
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  • Author : Michael Field
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015022053956

Mau Book Description :

"On 29 August 1914 New Zealand troops landed in German Samoa and established a colonial rule that was to last almost 50 years. The new administrators were an odd assortment of benevolent misfits. Their unchecked power led to widespread racism and the distortion of justice, beauracratic bungling caused the spread of the 1918 influenza epedemic which killed 22% of the population, and on 29 December 1929 there was "Black Saturday when the police opened fire on an unarmed peaceful demonstartion, killing 9 people and wounding a further 50. This book is the story of the couageous and non violent freedom movement known as "Mau". Thoroughly researched and provocative, Mau: Samoa's Struggle for Freedom is an integral chapter in the history of Samoa, NZ and the Pacific."--Publisher's description.

Mau Mau   Nationhood Book
Score: 5
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Mau Mau Nationhood

  • Author : E. S. Atieno Odhiambo
  • Publisher : Ohio State University Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Kenya
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 0852554842

Mau Mau Nationhood Book Description :

Decades on from independence the role of Mau Mau still excites argument and controversy, not least in Kenya itself.

Mau Mau Memoirs Book

Mau Mau Memoirs

  • Author : Marshall S. Clough
  • Publisher : Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 1555875378

Mau Mau Memoirs Book Description :

This study of 13 personal accounts of the Mau Mau revolt by Kenyans, demonstrates that these memoirs serve to refute both the British version of the revolt and that of the leaders of the independent Kenyan state. It also points to the importance of Mau Mau in the making of modern Kenya.

Defeating Mau Mau Book

Defeating Mau Mau

  • Author : Louis Leakey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136530739

Defeating Mau Mau Book Description :

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.

Mau Mau and the Kikuyu Book

Mau Mau and the Kikuyu

  • Author : Louis Leakey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136531088

Mau Mau and the Kikuyu Book Description :

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.

Mau Mau Warrior Book

Mau Mau Warrior

  • Author : Abiodun Alao
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-02-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472801821

Mau Mau Warrior Book Description :

The Mau-Mau uprising (1952-60) remains a controversial conflict, waged by warriors about whom many myths have been formed, but little truth has been written. Condemned by history as a brutal rag-tag force engaged in oath-taking, cannibalism and witchcraft, the military activities of the Mau-Mau have long been overlooked. Although their skill, organization and unique motivation forced the British government to undertake the longest airlift in military history, and to deploy extensive force at a cost of almost £60 million, before it could claim victory. This book reveals the real men and women behind the Mau-Mau; the truth behind the oaths that bound them together; and how they became a powerful force, paving the way for Kenya's independence.

Mau Mau in Harlem  Book

Mau Mau in Harlem

  • Author : G. Horne
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-08-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230101043

Mau Mau in Harlem Book Description :

Based on archival research on three continents, this book addresses the interpenetration of two closely related movements: the struggle against white supremacy and Jim Crow in the U.S., and the struggle against similar forces and for national liberation in Colonial Kenya.

Fighting the Mau Mau Book

Fighting the Mau Mau

  • Author : Huw Bennett
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107029705

Fighting the Mau Mau Book Description :

This new study of Britain's counterinsurgency campaign in Kenya examines the difference between official and accepted methods of conquering insurgents.