Mau Mau

Britain should stop trying to pretend that its empire was benevolent

Interesting 2016 article from Alan Lester, Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Sussex on Britain's attitude to empire and the racist underpinnings of the view that the empire was benevolent. Published in The Conversation.

The Museum of British Colonialism

AN EXPLORATION OF BRITISH COLONIALISM The Museum of British Colonialism has been realised to creatively communicate a more truthful account of British colonialism. We have a documentary and a pilot exhibition in the works and will use this site to gather, share, present and comment on material and r...

The Wrong Lesson (pub 2005)

What lessons can be learned from British counter-insurgency methods deployed in Kenya, Cyprus and elsewhere? Should the US follow suit? Counter-gangs and counter-insurgency.

Facts about Atrocity: Reporting Colonial Violence in Postwar Britain

ABSTRACT What did people in Britain know about the violence of counterinsurgency campaigns at the end of empire in the 1940s and 1950s? In many ways, British knowledge about colonial violence was widespread. But it was also fragmented and ambiguous: whispered among family and friends; dramatized in...

Court hears of policy to discredit abuse claims during Mau Mau uprising

Counsel for Kenyan claimants accuses the Conservative government of 1950s of undermining people who reported abuse