About this book
This book is the first systematic political history of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s founding president. The first of two parts, it explores Kenyatta’s formative years in nationalist activism in Kenya and Britain, the complex links between colonial and British intelligence services and Kenyatta’s career and the political compromise he forged between Kenya and Britain. This book draws on primary sources to analyze this compromise, which marked his transformation from "leader to darkness and death" to the most beloved post-colonial African leader in the West.
Jomo Kenyatta in Britain Britain's East African territories Kenyan nationalism African chiefs in Kikuyuland postcolonial Kenya Pan Africanism in Kenya British postwar colonial policy cause of the Mau Mau rebellion communism and Mau Mau Oginga Odinga Malcolm MacDonald