The enemy within : loyalists and the war against Mau Mau in Kenya
Branch, Daniel. (2007) The enemy within : loyalists and the war against Mau Mau in Kenya. The Journal of African History, Vol.48 (No.2). pp. 291-315. ISSN 0021-8537Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0021853707002812
Between 1952 and 1960, the British colonial government of Kenya waged a violent counter-insurgency campaign against the Mau Mau rebels. In this effort the regime was assisted by collaborators, known as loyalists, drawn from the same communities as the insurgents. Based primarily on new archival sources, this article sets out the history of loyalism, stresses the ambiguity of allegiances during the conflict and argues that loyalism was a product of the same intellectual debates that had spawned the Mau Mau insurgency. The article concludes by stressing the significance for postcolonial Kenya of this history.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DT Africa
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Counterinsurgency -- Kenya, Mau Mau, Decolonization -- Kenya, Kenya -- History -- Mau Mau Emergency, 1952-1960|
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Journal of African History|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Page Range:||pp. 291-315|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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