From book jacket:“We will never be silent until we get land to cultivate and freedom in this country of ours” …so sang Mau Mau activists. The struggle for independence in Kenya was waged at many levels. Never be Silent explores how this struggle was reflected in the communications field. It looks at publishing activities of the main contending forces and explores internal contradictions within each community. It documents the major part played by the communications activities of the organised working class and Mau Mau in the achievement of independence in Kenya. The book contributes to a reinterpretation of colonial history in Kenya from a working class point of view and also provides a new perspective on how communications can be a weapon for social justice in the hands of liberation forces."
AO: This book is one of the most-well known publications by Vita Books and is authored by Shiraz Durrani one of the key thought leaders behind Ukombozi Library. The book is available to borrow and also for purchase through the library and gives one a sense of the literature and perspectives supported at/through Ukombozi.
Shiraz Durrani, "Durrani, Shiraz. 2006. Never Be Silent: Publishing & Imperialism in Kenya, 1884 - 1963. 1. ed. London: Vita Books.", contributed by Angela Okune, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 24 July 2019, accessed 28 November 2023. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/durrani-shiraz-2006-never-be-silent-publishing-imperialism-kenya-1884-1963-1-ed-london-vita