Mau Mau

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The Discontent of the Kikuyu In 1942, Macmillan had recognised that a serious peasant revolt was inevitable within ten years unless the settlers were ditched or bought out of the White Highlands and replaced by Kikuyu peasants organised in collective farms… Time was running out. As foreshadowed above the post WWII era, if not changed, was leading toward a massive Kikuyu revolt. During the 1930s and 40s, extensive land reforms and changes throughout the colony plagued …

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…great victory. The past exploits of the British, served as the stepping stone to the rebellion of the Mau Mau. The problems faced by the Kikuyu all over the colony, helped in uniting them in this common struggle. Bibliography Kanogo, Tabitha. Squatters and the Roots of Mau Mau 1905-63. London: James Curry, 1987. Throup, David. Economic and Social Origins of Mau Mau 1945-53. London: James Curry, 1988. Throup, David. "The Origins of Mau Mau." African Affairs 84 (1985): 399-433.