Kenya Uprisings, Through the Leopard’s Gaze

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Kenyan colonial history and African resistance to British racism via photos, videos and personal narrative in ‘Through The Leopards Gaze’

This event is organised by Black History Walks in conjunction with the Sarah Parker Remond Centre at U.C.L.

In the 1950s the Land and Freedom Army in Kenya fought against British invaders who had massacred local people and stolen their land. The LFA was deliberately mis-labelled by the British as the ‘Mau Mau’ who were then described as ‘murderous thugs’.

This is part of the history included in Njambi Mcgrath’s book ‘Through the Leopards Gaze’. In this session Njambi will take us through sections of her book while we also review parts of Britain’s colonial behaviour in East Africa that it has actively suppressed. We will cover:

  • British concentrations camps in Kenya
  • Brainwashing in the colonies, how it worked
  • African Women Resistance Leaders
  • Finding your voice in art
  • The Notting Hill connection
  • Self discovery of African history in Britain
  • World War 2, Japan and Kenya
  • Immigration and ‘White Mischief’

Plus Q&A

This is an online event at 6.30pm UK/GMT time. The Zoom link will be sent to your email. Check your JUNK MAIL when you register and just before the event starts .

Look out for our new book ‘Black History Walks in London Volume ‘1 from Jacaranda Books

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