Kenya Diary (1902-1906)

Meinertzhagen, Richard



'The haunting day-to-day narrative of a young British officer in the protectorate. Meinertzhagen's brutal descriptions of 'punitive expeditions' are chillingly matter-of-fact and make the endless tally of his wildlife slaughter pale inoffensively in comparison. As a reminder of the savagery that accompanied the British intrusion, and a stark insight into the complex mind of one of its perpetrators, this is disturbing, highly recommended reading. Good photos too.'

Roughguides Internet Bookreview 1996

Book ID 177