Mau Mau Uprising

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  • Elkins Book Report

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    a piece of testimony needs to be contextualized and used with cautious. One example in the book is the British judge’s deliberate acceptance of the testimony of Macharia, who testified that he “had been present when Kenyatta had administered the Mau Mau oath to several people in Kiambu.” As a collaborator of the British government, Macharia “took the next flight out for London, where he took up a two year residence for studies at a local university—all at the expense of the British government.”

  • Decolonization Period Of Afric A European Point Of View

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    painted the Africans as pure savages without truly examining what drove them to commit these violent acts. Europeans have always bent history to show themselves in a positive manner. One of the battles in which history has been mainly one sided is the Mau- Mau rebellion in Kenya. In this paper I want to explore the true reasons the revolt started and how the European interpretations of this took away from the real reasons why ordinary people took part. By seeing what was used in portraying a

  • The Return by Ngugi Wa Thiong‚Äôo

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    The Return Ngugi Wa Thiong’o The Return is story about Kamau, a man returning home after spending many years away in prison. Kamau has both survived the Mau Mau and being put in prison. The Mau Mau had cost many Black Nationalist’s lives, and had seen many more put away in jails. The story begins as Kamau is released from jail. Several indicators are given about Kamau’s health, which begins with the description of his back as “slightly drooping” in paragraph two. The reader understands that

  • A Common Practice

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    A common practice amongst these groups that ultimately led to the breakout of the rebellion was the taking of oaths by the members of these Kenyan nationalist groups. Initially, the oaths were found to be an unfavorable practice; Jomo Kenyatta opposed the implementation of an oath for members initially, but over time oaths were taken primarily to rally support; however, the people who took these oaths were carefully selected in the hopes of rallying support for the cause. The typical oath taker was

  • Descriptive Language in “Boys & Girls”, “Cat in the Rain”, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

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    Descriptive language in the stories “Boys & Girls”, “Cat in the Rain”, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and the poem “A Far Cry from Africa”. Descriptive language is a literary tool used by many great writers. We clearly see this in the stories “Boys & Girls”, “Cat in the Rain”, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and the poem “A Far Cry from

  • Wariuki's Wedding At The Cross

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    It is a common idea that traveling gives people a greater insight on the dynamics of the world as they experience different cultures and ways of life. This can be seen in the short story Wedding at the Cross by Ngugi wa Thiong’o where traveling greatly influences the main character Wariuki’s outlook of the world. Wariuki starts off as being a very poor but very happy man until he gets humiliated by his father in law, Douglas Jones, for not being wealthy enough to pay for a wedding at a church or

  • Kenya: Jomo Kenyatta

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    sentenced to seven years in jail, despite his denial during and after his sentencing. Kenyatta’s stay in prison was not uneventful. He managed to accomplish milestones for Kenya (and Africa as a whole) while serving his time. As a result of the Mau Mau rebellion, Europeans began to guide the country toward an African majority rule. During that time the Kenya African National Union (KANU) elected Kenyatta president despite his detention status. Even though Kenyatta had served his time, he was still

  • Ngugi wa Thiong’o's Personal and Political Beliefs Through A Grain of Wheat

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    Ngugi wa Thiong’o's Personal and Political Beliefs Through A Grain of Wheat Ngugi wa Thiong’o is a Kenyan born writer of Gikuyu descent, born in 1938 in Limuru. He attended Alliance High School in Kenya, Makere University in Uganda, and Leeds University in England. In 1992 Ngugi was honored with the Paul Robeson Award for Artistic Excellence, Political Conscience, and Integrity. He received the Gwendolyn Brooks Center Contributors’ Award for Significant Contribution to the Black Literary

  • Keny Diverse And Multicultural Country

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    Kenya is a diverse and multicultural country with over fifty different tribes each with their own distinct language. Kenya consists of three main ethnic groups; the Bantus, Nilotes and Cushites. These three groups all have different religious and cultural practices (“Cultures of The World, Kenya”). Although diverse, Kenya is mainly constituted of Bantus with the majority of them coming from the Kikuyu tribe. Other major groups include the Luo, Maasai and Kalenjin. Kenya is very lush and is mainly

  • Devil On The Cross By Slovej Zizek Analysis

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    child born through Kimeria and willingly gets impregnated through Abdullah and their child is representative of future Kenya which hopefully would be liberated from the tyranny of neo-colonial state. As Abdullah is representative of the failure of Mau Mau rebellion so the rebellion now has to come through new means and with newer implications of having to survive through the already corrupt neo- colonised state in the form of the child. Furthermore in the last novel DoC, Wariinga who bears and rears