Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya

TitleImperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsElkins, Caroline
Number of Pages475
PublisherHenry Holt
CityNew York

Thousands of Kenyans fought alongside the British in World War II, but just a few years after the defeat of Hitler, the British colonial government detained nearly the entire population of Kenya's largest ethnic minority, the Kikuyu--some one and a half million people. The story of the system of prisons and work camps where thousands met their deaths has remained largely untold, because of a determined effort by the British to destroy all official records of their attempts to stop the Mau Mau uprising, the Kikuyu people's ultimately successful bid for Kenyan independence. [Description adapted from Amazon]

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