Lotte Hughes, Annie E Coombes and Karega-Munene have just published Managing Heritage, Making Peace: History, Identity and Memory in Contemporary Kenya (I.B. Tauris 2013). Kenya stands at a crossroads in its history and heritage, as the nation celebrates its fiftieth anniversary of independence from Britain in 2013.
At this important juncture, what parts of its history, including the Mau Mau uprising, do citizens and state wish to remember and commemorate and what is best forgotten or occluded? What does heritage mean to ordinary Kenyans, and what role does it play in building nationhood and forging peace and reconciliation? Find out more about this book.