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Mau Mau in Harlem?

The U.S. and the Liberation of Kenya

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Part of the Contemporary Black History book series (CBH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Gerald Horne
    Pages 1-17
  3. Gerald Horne
    Pages 17-28
  4. Gerald Horne
    Pages 29-42
  5. Gerald Horne
    Pages 43-53
  6. Gerald Horne
    Pages 55-66
  7. Gerald Horne
    Pages 67-78
  8. Gerald Horne
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    Pages 89-100
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  17. Gerald Horne
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  18. Gerald Horne
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  19. Gerald Horne
    Pages 225-240
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 241-323

About this book


Based on archival research on three continents, this book addresses the interpenetration of two closely related movements: the struggle against white supremacy and Jim Crow in the U.S., and the struggle against similar forces and for national liberation in Colonial Kenya.


Africa colonialism Kenya

About the authors

GERALD HORNE John and Rebecca Moores Professor of African-American History at the University of Houston, USA. He has published over two dozen books, including From the Barrel of a Gun: The United States and the War Against Zimbabwe, 1965-1980.

Bibliographic information


"This is a fast-moving, readable account - stunningly well-researched in a wide range of archives on three continents - of hitherto little-known connections between the United States in general, and African-Americans in particular, with the history of the colonization and then liberation of Kenya." - John Lonsdale, Fellow of Trinity College and Emeritus University Professor of Modern African History, University of Cambridge

"In this detailed but fascinating account of the steady contact between the Kenya colony (later, nation) and the US, Horne demonstrates a closer relationship between the two governments than that of which most Americans are aware...Highly recommended." - W. Arens, CHOICE

'In this book, Gerald Horne offers a compelling transnational history of the intertwined struggles of African Americans for civil rights and of Kenyans for independence from British colonial rule. Based on extensive research in archival and print sources, it is impossible to capture in a short review the rich narrative Horne offers.' - American Historical Review

'As a preeminent scholar of African American history and politics, Gerald Horne has tirelessly crafted an impressively prolific body of work. By illuminating the historical and ideological forces that brought Kenya and the United States together, Mau Mau in Harlem? is another example of his laudable scholarly output. Horne's book will be an indispensible resource on this subject for years to come.' - The Journal of American History