Essay Bibliography


AFP. 2018. “The Faces behind the Revival of the McMillan Library.” Daily Nation, August 11, 2018.

Carotenuto, Matthew, and Katherine Luongo. 2005. “Navigating the Kenya National Archives: Research and Its Role in Kenyan Society.” History in Africa 32: 445–55.

Charman, Derek, and Michael Cook. 1967. “The Archive Services of East Africa.” Archives; London 8 (38): 70–81.

Coombes, Annie E. 2011. “Monumental Histories: Commemorating Mau Mau with the Statue of Dedan Kimathi.” African Studies, August.

Durrani, Shiraz. 2006. Never Be Silent: Publishing & Imperialism in Kenya, 1884 - 1963. 1. ed. London: Vita Books.

Fenton, Siobhan. 2017. “Why Do Archive Files on Britain’s Colonial Past Keep Going Missing?” The Guardian (blog). December 27, 2017.

Gisesa, Lilian. 2008. “Libraries and Democracy: The Role of the Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service.” In . Nairobi.

Gisesa, Nyambega. 2019. “The Unsung Mau Mau Heroes Who Fought for Independence.” Daily Nation, June 1, 2019.

Githethwa, Njuki. 2018. “Feeling Mwalimu Nyerere Intellectual Festival.” Pambazuka News, July 6, 2018. /pan-africanism/feeling-mwalimu-nyerere-intellectual-festival.

Government of Kenya. 1938. McMillan Memorial Library. 217.

Gregory, Robert. 1984a. “The Development of the Eastern Africa Collection at Syracuse University.” The Courier 19.2: 29–59.

———. 1984b. “The Development of the Eastern Africa Collection at Syracuse University.” The Courier, October.

Hughes, Lotte. 2011. “‘Truth Be Told’: Some Problems with Historical Revisionism in Kenya.” African Studies, August.

Isaacman, Allen F., Premesh Lalu, and Thomas I. Nygren. 2005. “Digitization, History, and the Making of a Postcolonial Archive of Southern African Liberation Struggles: The Aluka Project.” Africa Today 52 (2): 55–77.

Kamau, J. 2012. “McMillan Library and the Jinxed Juja Farm.” Business Daily, March.

Karega-Munene. 2011. “Museums in Kenya: Spaces for Selecting, Ordering and Erasing Memories of Identity and Nationhood.” African Studies 70 (2): 224–45.

Kariuki, Collins. 2019. “National Archives: From Bank to a Haven of Knowledge.” Daily Nation, May 31, 2019.

———. n.d. “McMillan Library: A Galaxy in Middle of Kenya’s Capital.” Daily Nation. Accessed August 6, 2019.

Kemoni, Henry N, and Patrick Ngulube. 2007. “National Archives and the Effective Management of Public Sector Records in Kenya.” Mousaion 25 (2): 120–140.

“Kenya Library Revival: Ambitious Plan to Save Kenyan Libraries.” 2018. TRT World.

“KENYA’S HISTORICAL TREASURES : The History of The McMillan Library.” 2019. K24 TV.

Koinange, Wanjiru. 2015. “Lady McMillan, the Library.” Commonwealth Writers, September.

Kym, Njoro. n.d. “TbT: Macmillan.” KenyaTalk. Accessed August 5, 2019.

Lagat, Kiprop. 2017. “Representations of Nationhood in the Displays of the National Museums of Kenya (NMK): The Nairobi National Museum.” Critical Interventions, May.

“Libraries Will Not Die, They Are Here to Stay.” 2018. Daily Nation, December.

Mangat, Rupi. 2010. “Slow Death of Library That McMillan Built.” The East African, May.

Maranga, Jimmy. 2019. Thoughts from Jimmy Maranga Interview by Angela Okune. Email.

Meet Book Bunk. 2018.

Mnjama, Nathan. 2003. “Archives and Records Management in Kenya: Problems and Prospects.” Records Management Journal, April.

Musembi, Musila. 1986. “Archives Development in Kenya.” Information Development 2 (4): 218–22.

Nation, Daily. 2016. “Tributes to Loved Ones Come in Different Shapes and Sizes.” Daily Nation, February.

Pathé, British. n.d. “Kenya: Second East And Central African Archives Conference Opens In Nairobi.” Accessed May 28, 2019.

“Siobhan, Fenton. 2017 ‘Why Do Archive Files on Britain’s Colonial Past Keep Going Missing?’ | STS Infrastructures.” n.d. Accessed July 18, 2019.

Wa Gacheru, Margaretta. 2019. “Maya Angelou Tribute Inspires Young Readers.” Business Daily, May 30, 2019.



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Critical Commentary

This essay bibliography includes references for all primary and secondary sources included in the entire exhibit on Scholarly Memory in Nairobi, Kenya, including sub-essays on McMillan LibraryKenya National Museum LibraryBritish Institute in Eastern Africa ArchivesKenya National Archives, and PALIAct Ukombozi Library.




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