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Title: MAUMAU an unfinished revolution

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The Mau Mau rebellion (1952–1960), also known as the Mau Mau uprising, Mau Mau revolt or Kenya Emergency, was a war in the British Kenya Colony (1920–1963) between the Kenya Land and Freedom Army (KLFA), also known as the Mau Mau, and the British authorities.[5] Dominated by the Kikuyu people, Meru people and Embu people, the KLFA also comprised units of Kamba[6] and Maasai peoples who fought against the white European colonist-settlers in Kenya, the British Army, and the local Kenya Regiment (British colonists, local auxiliary militia, and pro-British Kikuyu people).[7][8] The capture of rebel leader Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi on 21 October 1956 signalled the defeat of the Mau Mau, and essentially ended the British military campaign.[9] However, the rebellion survived until after Kenya's independence from Britain, driven mainly by the Meru units led by Field Marshal Musa Mwariama and General Baimungi. Baimungi, one of the last Mau Mau generals, was killed shortly after Kenya attained self-rule.[10]

Authored by: Seffu Kamau and Kimani Waweru

  • Released On: 2022-12-01
  • Price: 5000 Ksh.

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Authored by: j and j

  • Released On: 2022-11-23
  • Price: 222 Ksh.

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Title: CORPSES OF UNITY

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Cameroon is no longer a peace haven in Central Africa. This bilingual poetry anthology is a literary response to the avoidable but worsening and under-reported fratricidal war in Anglophone Cameroon. Written in English and French, the anthology brings together thirty-three poets from thirteen countries in Africa and beyond.

Authored by: Dirige par and Nsah Mala & Mbizo Chirasha

  • Released On: 2020-09-16
  • Price: 2568 Ksh.

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Title: CRIMES OF CAPITALISM IN KENYA

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This is the first number in the Research and Documentation (R&D) series from Vita Books and Ukombozi Library. It covers a shameful period of Kenya’s past under the government of President Daniel arap Moi (1978-2002) who ruled Kenya with an iron fist and conducted his reign of terror on those opposed to his dictatorship. He stifled violently people’s desire for change, equality and justice. He sought to drown the call of the independence movement for land and freedom in blood, torture and loot of national resources.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and Kimani Waweru

  • Released On: 2020-10-19
  • Price: 7338 Ksh.

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Title: ESCAPE FROM MONEY VILLE

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So begins an adventure for four Kenyan youths, two boys and two girls, that explores the depth of deprivation and disaster that capitalism has been for working people in Kenya. Tricked into becoming forced workers for a factory with owners from USA, Britain and Japan, the youth live the harsh life of exploited workers. However, their sense of jus- tice soon turns them into rebels seeking life and freedom. The story takes them through life-threatening adventures,

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2021-10-05
  • Price: 2806 Ksh.

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Title: Information and liberation

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Information and Liberation is a retrospective collection of Shiraz Durrani’s articles and conference papers on the politics of information. The book documents the struggle for progressive and relevant information policies and practices over a period of 25 years in Kenya, Britain, and other countries

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2008-10-08
  • Price: 5503 Ksh.

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Title: Essays On Pan-Africanism

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Essays on Pan-Africanism begins with essays by Shiraz Durrani, Abdilatif Abdulla, Issa Shivji, Firoze Manji, Sabatho Nyamsenda, Willy Mutunga and Noosim Naimasiah on various aspects of Pan-Africanism.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and Noosim Naimasiah

  • Released On: 2022-11-23
  • Price: 3669 Ksh.

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Title: MAUMAU THE REVOLUTIONARY ANTI-IMPIRIALIST FORCE FROM KENYA 1948-1963

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Very few countries hide or obscure the significance of their most important historical achievements. Kenya has managed to do so without any regrets or even a thought about the implication of such a major oversight in connection with Mau Mau Resistance.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2018-07-05
  • Price: 800 Ksh.

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Title: PEOPLES RESISTANCE TO COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM IN KENYA

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This book looks at the third pillar of resistance to British colonialism – people’s resistance, the others being Mau Mau and radical trade union movement. It brings together several aspects of people’s resistance to colonialism and imperialism

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2018-10-10
  • Price: 800 Ksh.

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Title: TRADE UNIONS IN KENYAS WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

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It is due to the success of the trade union movement in the national liberation movement that the colonial government suppressed prominent trade unions and attacked TU leaders like Makhan Singh, Fred Kubai, Pio Gama Pinto and Bildad Kaggia.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2018-06-05
  • Price: 800 Ksh.

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Title: KENYAS WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

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Kenya’s War of Independence restores Kenya’s stolen history to its rightful place, stripped of colonial interpretations. In this expanded and revised version of his 1986 booklet, Kimaathi, Mau Mau’s First Prime Minister of Kenya, Durrani covers Mau Mau’s resistance to colonialism and neo-colonialism and reects on its ideology, organisation and achievements.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2018-11-21
  • Price: 800 Ksh.

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Title: MAKHAN SINGH: A REVOLUTIONARY KENYAN TRADE UNIONIST

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This book examines the life and work of a remarkable trade unionist and revolutionary. Makhan Singh laid the foundation for radical trade unionism and influenced the liberation struggle in Kenya.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2016-06-07
  • Price: 1200 Ksh.

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Title: NEVER BE SILENT

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“We will never be silent until we get land to cultivate and freedom in this country of ours” …so sang Mau Mau activists.

Authored by: Shiraz Duranni and

  • Released On: 2008-11-26
  • Price: 1200 Ksh.

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Title: PROGRESSIVE LIBRARIANISM

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Public spending is under threat and public libraries are suffering. At a time when libraries can play a critical role in supporting people facing difficult economic and social situations

Authored by: Shiraz Duranni and

  • Released On: 2016-11-06
  • Price: 1600 Ksh.

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Title: KEY POINTS IN THE HISTORY OF KENYA

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History never dies. It is embedded in people's memories when books are burnt and children are taught false histories, imagined by false historians from near and far - says the author in this book.

Authored by: Shiraz Duranni and

  • Released On: 2022-03-14
  • Price: 1200 Ksh.

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Title: NEITHER SETTLER NOR NATIVE the making and unmaking of permanent minorities

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In this genealogy of political modernity, Mahmood Mamdani argues that the nation-state and the colonial state created each other.

Authored by: Mahmood Mamdani and

  • Released On: 2020-08-12
  • Price: 2200 Ksh.

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Title: STRONGER THAN FAITH

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Between the pages of this memoirs is a history of that period which is hardly taught in our schools and is fast receding into the holes of the insignificant as a younger generation takes over.

Authored by: Oduor Ong’wen and

  • Released On: 2022-04-19
  • Price: 2500 Ksh.

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Title: PIO GAMA PINTO 1927 - 1965 Kenya’s Unsung Martyr

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Pio Gama Pinto was born in Nairobi on March 31, 1927. When he was eight, his father sent him to India for his education.

Authored by: Shiraz Durrani and

  • Released On: 2018-10-03
  • Price: 2200 Ksh.