This is one of three books The Landirani Trust, a UK registered charity, has produced to teach people about the lives of three children in Malawi. The illustrations have been done by a local artist... More > and the stories have been written by Heather Palmer, Chairperson of Landirani and Kafumbi Njewa, Director of the charity.< Less
Question: What does Mau Mau mean?
Answer: The name "Mau Mau" was never used by the Kikuyu themselves, and did not exist in their language. In general, they called themselves the "Land... More > Freedom Army," or the "Freedom Struggle Association." It was used as part of a psychological operations campaign by the British in an attempt to demonize the Kikuyu people, make them less than human, and easier to hate and kill. Some Kikuyu Elders say that the name “Mau Mau” was really “Uma Uma” (“out out – to get out”), a code word based on a secret-language game the Kikuyu boys played at the time of their circumcision. General China, a former Mau Mau leader explained that the native word for “Oath” is “Muma,” but because of its pronunciation the Europeans wrote it as "Mau Mau.” The leader of the movement, Dedan Kimathi, was opposed to the use of the term Mau Mau to describe the guerrillas. He called them The Kenya Land and Freedom Army (KLFA).< Less
An adventure about three teenaged Samoan Boys who accidently unlock a passage back into Samoa's Past. An aunty can only provide guidance from a distance. Along the journey they are separated and... More > their paths take a different turn of events. Tama is faced with tests of courage. Laki discovers being of the world is a myriad of heartaches while his cousin Nifa must journey on.An evil Senior Constable Thomas Kelly who enjoys tormenting innocent Native Samoans persues them individually. Each boy is affected by their encounter with the devil spawned Kelly.He hunts Laki and Nifa preventing them from making contact with the 21st Century.Based upon Samoa's histories the events are illustrated through the eyes of the broken hearted, a past revealing the serpent side of human kind.Evident amongst the 1918 pandemic Spanish Influenza along slithering its way into the Mau Movements Black Saturday. Witnessing Samoa’s stance against oppression is something not all of the boys are ready to face.< Less