Author Details Harsh British Rule in Kenya 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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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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