Author Details Harsh British Rule in Kenya

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Detail from Cover of 'Imperial Reckoning' shows British soldier, kneeling Mau Mau

A detail from the cover of Elkins' book shows a scene from Kenya during British rule in the 1950s. hide caption

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Caroline Elkins' book Imperial Reckoning exposes a grim period in recent British history. In the 1950s, British authorities in Kenya imprisoned thousands of Kikuyu people who were fighting to end colonial rule. Elkins talks with Jennifer Ludden.

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The Untold Story Of Britain's Gulag In Kenya

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