In the Shadow of Mau Mau: Detainees and Detention Camps during Nyasaland's State of Emergency

@article{Mccracken2011InTS,
  title={In the Shadow of Mau Mau: Detainees and Detention Camps during Nyasaland's State of Emergency},
  author={J. Mccracken},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={37},
  pages={535 - 550}
}
  • J. Mccracken
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • Journal of Southern African Studies
This article explores the influence of Mau Mau and of the counter-insurgency strategies devised by the British in Kenya on the state of emergency declared in Nyasaland in March 1959. It focuses on the hitherto largely undisclosed history of Malawian detainees both in Gwelo and Marandellas prisons in Southern Rhodesia and in Kanjedza camp near Blantyre, where conditions were notably more severe. The Kenyan influence was particularly evident in the Pinney Plan of April 1959 which was predicated… Expand
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