Publication List

  1. Vita Books publications are available at a number of bookshops in Kenya, including the Presige Bookshop and Bookstop Yaya Centre. African Books Collective (ABC) distribute Vita Books worldwide. Please order at:



Kenya Resists No.1






Kenya Resists No.2






Kenya Resists No. 3






Durrani,Shiraz (2018): Kenya’s War of Independence: Mau Mau and its Legacy of Resistance to Colonialism and Imperialism, 1948-1990.

Book Review: Simon Muli: More than a trip back in Kenyan history. The Asian Weekly. April 2018

Liberating Minds, Restoring Kenyan History: Anti-Imperialist Resistance by Progressive South Asian Kenyans, 1884-1965
by Nazmi Durrani With Additional Material By Naila Durrani and Benegal Pereira.Gujarati and English.
Vita Books. Nairobi. 2017
Invitation Book Launch – Liberating Minds
Book Reviews
1.Simon Mull (Asian Weekly) June 2007 Liberating Minds Launch
2.Ramnik Shah (Opionon) 08-06-17 LM Review
3. Liberating Minds (Awaaz) 2017
4.Liberating Kenyan History (LM Review) Meera Pattni

Makhan Singh: A Revolutionary Kenyan Trade Unionist.June, 2015. 978-1-869886-22-6 Edited by Shiraz Durrani.
See information on the book
MS book publicity
Makhan Singh book launch: SOAS October 5, 2015
1. A Pioneer of Kenya’s Unions – book review by Dan Thea: Morning Star (09-11-15)
2. Makhan Singh book review (Ken Olende) Socialist Rev. (410) Feb. 2016
Theme of Betrayal Dominates New Book (Shiundu) Nation (20-02-16)


Mau Mau (N&Q No. 2, 2014) cover
Mau Mau, the revolutionary force from Kenya.
by Shiraz Durrani
Notes & Quotes Study Guide No. 2

Reflections on MS (N&Q No.1) 2014 cover
Every inch a fighter: reflections on Makhan Singh and the trade union struggle in Kenya.
by Shiraz Durrani
Notes & Quotes Study Guide No. 1

Durrani S (2016) Politics of Information (Nairobi)10-9-16

Progressive-Libraianship (cover)
Progressive librarianship: perspectives from Kenya and Britain, 1979-2010.
by Shiraz Durrani
978-1-869886-20-2 (print) / 978-1-869886-21-9 (epub) / 978-1-869886-23-3 (mobi)



NBS cover(f) copy
Never be Silent: publishing and imperialism in Kenya 1884-1963
by Shiraz Durrani


Writing against neocolonialism
Writing against Neocolonialism
by Thiong’o, Ngugi wa

KIMAATHI – Mau Mau’s First Prime Minister of Kenya
Kimaathi, Mau Mau’s First Prime Minister of Kenya
by Shiraz Durrani


Vita Posters: Kimaathi / Muthoni / Arms & Struggle (out of print)