ISBN 9781869886226
Pages 194
Dimensions 234 x 156mm
Published 2016
Publisher Vita Books, Kenya
Format Paperback

Makhan Singh. A Revolutionary Kenyan Trade Unionist

by Shiraz Durrani

This book examines the life and work of a remarkable trade unionist and revolutionary. Makhan  Singh laid the foundation for radical trade unionism and influenced the liberation struggle in Kenya. He actively participated in the struggles of the working classes in India. For this, the colonial authorities in India and Kenya detained him for over 15 years.

This collection, marking 101 years of Makhan Singh’s birth, explores different aspects of his life as a father, a trade unionist, a political activist, a poet and a communist committed to social, political and economic liberation from colonialism and imperialism. His vision, his action and his courage are as relevant today as they were in his time.

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About the Author

Shiraz Durrani

Shiraz Durrani is a British-Kenyan library science professional noted for his writings on the social and political dimensions of information and librarianship. His widely held Information and liberation writings on the politics of information and librarianship draws on his experiences in librarianship from Mau Mau period Kenya to modern-day UK 

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