publication . Article . 2007

Justice for Mau Mau war veterans

Ngugi, Mukoma Wa;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2007
  • Publisher: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, London Metropolitan University
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
As the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) prepares to sue the British Government for personal injuries sustained by survivors of the Mau Mau war for independence whilst in British detention camps in Kenya, Mukoma Wa Ngugi unravels the Colonial myths of Christianisation and civilization and exposes the reality of torture, murder, slavery, landlessness, dehumanization and internment.
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