Mau Mau Emergency, 1952-1960
May 31, 2005 — Tribal war veterans in Kenya are seeking restitution for atrocities they say were committed against them in the 1950s. At that time, hundreds of thousands of Kenyans were held in British detention camps, where they say they were tortured, executed and used for forced labor. A new book supports the Kenyan claims.
Jan 22, 2005 — Caroline Elkins' book Imperial Reckoning exposes a grim period in recent British history. In the 1950s, British authorities in Kenya imprisoned thousands of Kikuyu people who were fighting to end colonial rule. Elkins talks with Jennifer Ludden.