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Title:
Imperial reckoning : the untold story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya
Author:
Elkins, Caroline.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Owl Books edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2006.

©2005
Physical Description:
xvi, 475 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Summary:
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--Publisher.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780805080018
Format :
Book