In June 2013 the British government agreed to pay approximately £20 million in reparations to individuals tortured during the Mau Mau emergency in Kenya in the 1950s. But who were the Mau Mau? What was the emergency? And why do the British feel they should owe a debt?
Anderson, David. Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire. New York: W.W. Norton, 2005.
Berman, Bruce and John Lonsdale. Unhappy Valley: Conflict in Kenya and Africa. London: James Currey, 1992.
“Kenya’s Mau Mau Uprising: Victims Tell Their Stories.” BBC News. 6 June 2013.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)