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Friday, August 19, 2016

Uncovering the Brutal Truth about the British empire || The Guardian

Photograph: Noor Khamis/Reuters

The guardian:

Elkins had come to prominence in 2005 with a book that exhumed one of the nastiest chapters of British imperial history: the suppression of Kenya’s Mau Mau rebellion. Her study, Britain’s Gulag, chronicled how the British had battled this anticolonial uprising by confining some 1.5 million Kenyans to a network of detention camps and heavily patrolled villages. It was a tale of systematic violence and high-level cover-ups.

Elkins had uncovered 'a murderous campaign that left tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, dead'

Elkins thinks all of this amounts to a watershed moment in which historians must rethink their field

Funny : Telling the truth is considered a controversy, in the West?
Not funny : It exposes the careful constructed lies about the africans, all to hide crimes against humanity.

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