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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445


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Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya

mcmullenr, May 28, 2006

Imperial Reckoning is outstanding! It is like the book "1776" in that it gives many sources for its book and is in chronological order.
It is the first book to describe the unbiased view of the origins of the African struggle for independence in Kenya .
The role of the Home Guard which included Black tribal members including Kikuyu is tragic. Most of the killing of the Mau Mau Kikuyu was done by their own fellow Black Kikuyu who were Loyalist Kikuyu in the Home Guard.
The fact that sadistic torture and atrocities occured for over 8 years in detention camps from 1952-1960 in Kenya were denied and ignored by the British press and public is an outrage!
Amnesty International should follow up with this account of early Kenyan history. Any one interested in Human Rights must read this book.
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