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Title:Mau Mau: The Peak of African Political Organization and Struggle for Liberation in Colonial Kenya
Author:Maina-Wa-Kinyatti
Year:1983
Periodical:Ufahamu
Volume:12
Issue:3
Pages:90-123
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:Mau Mau
patriotic songs
colonialism
nationalism
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Politics and Government
Ethnic and Race Relations
History and Exploration
Abstract:This article is based on some new information as well as on guerilla revolutionary songs. The Mau Mau Movement used the folk-poetry method of mass communication and in the process produced a most formidable political literature in song form, thus politicizing in a short time a largely peasant membership. Did these songs and other symbols express nationalistic, anti-colonial, Kenyan feelings? Did the Mau Mau guerilla leadership articulate the feelings of the great majority of the Kenyan people? These questions form the essential basis of this article. Notes.
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