I Refuse to Die (Hardcover)
This work seeks to explain the immigration and citizenship policies in Britain that repeatedly postponed the creation of British citizenship until 1981. Existing works concentrated on the reasons for the racially discriminatory policy after World War II, analysing Britain's domestic constitutional system and the political manoeuvring between political parties or between policymakers and the public. In contrast, this volume looks at the alternative citizenships of British subjecthood and Commonwealth citizenship, and demonstrates how the complex rules of citizenship and immigration were devised in response to the need to build and transform those global institutions, the British empire and later the Commonwealth.
About the Author
KOIGI WA WAMWERE is a political activist and writer. Born in Kenya in 1949, he has been fighting for social change in his home country for decades. He was imprisoned in Kenya five times between 1975 and 1996, spending a total of thirteen years in prison, including periods during which he was tortured. His execution was averted only by the combined efforts of the Norwegian government and human rights activists around the world. Today, wa Wamwere continues to put his life on the line for human rights, inspiring those around him with his clear vision and personal strength. Wa Wamwere lives in New York City and Kenya.