The search for the remains of Dedan Kimathi : the politics of death and memorialization in post-colonial Kenya
Branch, Daniel. (2010) The search for the remains of Dedan Kimathi : the politics of death and memorialization in post-colonial Kenya. Past & Present, Vol.206 (Suppl. 5). pp. 301-320. ISSN 0031-2746Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pastj/gtq022
Modern Kenyan history is full of eloquent corpses. Certain remains, through the debates and silences that surround them, articulate lucidly what it has meant to be a citizen or subject of colonial and post-colonial Kenya. It is unsurprising then that Kenyans and their historians have, like other Africanist historians, found discussions of the cultural practices surrounding death and dying fruitful for scholarly enquiry. Few corpses, though, have attracted such prolonged attention as that of Dedan Kimathi, one of the Mau Mau rebellion’s leaders executed by the British authorities in 1957. However, concern for Kimathi’s remains did not arise for a long period after his death.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DT Africa
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Kimathi, Dedan, 1920-1957, Memorialization -- Kenya, Kenya -- Politics and government|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Past & Present|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 301-320|
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