A handmade wooden gun confiscated by the British during the Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya made its way into Birmingham’s museum collection.
Tag: Mau Mau
Catherine Hall and Daniel Pick reflect on the power of denial, the danger of myopia, and the ways denial holds people together, shaping collective and national memories.
The British government has just revealed the existence of a large cache of extraordinarily sensitive colonial era archives which came to light as a result of a court case by Mau Mau veterans. Martin Plaut tells the story of Britain’s secret colonial files.