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This is a book of groundbreaking historical importance. But, a contemporary reader who does not understand the context might find it even offensive. Leys describes the social and political situation of Kenya in the 1920s in a way that at the time, British contemporaries found scandalous. Leys firm support of the right of black Kenyans to their culture and also to their land ruined his career in the British colonial service and became the motivational force of the rest of his life. This book ...more