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'A grave without a cross'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 185
Scope and Contents

A translation by Trevor Jaggar from the Kiswahili of the 1990 reprint of Kareithi's novel, with a translator's note and preface, 54 pages. In his note Jaggar explains that his purpose in translating Karethi's work was 'to enable British and other readers of English to learn something of what the Mau Mau War felt like to a Kikuyu striving for the independence of Kenya from British colonial rule'.

Dates: 2000
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  • Subject: Kenya (nation) X
  • Names: Kareithi, P M, fl1950 - 1969 X