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”Mau Mau’s Army of Clerks: Colonial Military Service and the Kenya Land Freedom Army in Kenya’s National Imagination.Journal of African History, v. 58, n. 2 (2017), 285-309.


”Mr. Rifleman & Mr. Machine Gun: Imperial Policing in Colonial Kenya and Beyond.” The Common Reader,  (October 30, 2015).


•”No Country Fit For Heroes: The Plight of Disabled Kenyan Veterans,” in Africa and World War II, edited by Judith Byfield, Carolyn Brown, Timothy Parsons, Ahmad Sikainga. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.


•”The Military Experiences of Ordinary Africans in World War II,” in Africa and World War II, edited by Judith Byfield, Carolyn Brown, Timothy Parsons, Ahmad Sikainga. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.


”Mobilising Britain’s African Empire for War: Pragmatism vs Trusteeship.” Journal of Modern European History, v. 13, n. 2 (2015).


"Being Kikuyu in Meru: Challenging the Tribal Geography of Colonial Kenya," Journal of African History, v.53, n. 1 (2012).


•"Local Responses to the Ethnic Geography of Colonialism in the Gusii Highlands of British-Ruled Kenya," Ethnohistory, v. 58, n. 3 (2011).


"The Limits of Sisterhood" The Evolution of the Girl Guide Movement in Colonial Kenya," inScouting Frontiers: Youth and the Scout Movement's First Century, edited by Nelson Block and Tammy Proctor. Newcastle on Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.


•"Undivided Loyalties: Inkatha's Uses of the Boy Scout Movement," in Being Zulu: Contesting Identities Past and Present, edited by Benedict Carton, John Laband, and Jabulani Sithole. Scottsville SA: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2008.


•"Een-Gonyama Gonyama!: Zulu Or igins of the Boy Scout Movement and the Africanisation of Imperial Britain," Parliamentary History, v. 27, n. 1 (2008).


•"The Lanet Incident: 2-25 January 1964: Military Unrest and National Amnesia in Kenya,"International Journal of African Historical Studies, v. 40, n. 1 (2007).


•"The Consequences of Uniformity: The Struggle for the Boy Scout Uniform in Colonial Kenya," Journal of Social History, v. 40, n. 2, (December 2006).


•"No More English than the Postal System: the Kenya Boy Scout Movement and the Transfer of Power, 1956-1964." Africa Today, v. 51, n. 3 (2005).


•co-author with Mungai Mutonya, "KiKAR: Factors Influencing the Development of a Simplified Swahili in the Colonial Army," Journal of African Languages and Linguistics, v. 25, n. 2 (2004).


•"African Participation in the British Empire," in Black Experience and the Empire, Oxford History of the British Empire, edited by Sean Hawkins and Philip Morgan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.


•"African Soldiers Overseas" and "Malawi: Colonial Period: Land Labour and Taxation: the Colonial Impact," in The Encyclopedia of African History, edited by Kevin Shillington. New York: Routledge, 2004.


•"Dangerous Education?: The Army as School in Colonial East Africa," Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth Studies, v. 28, n. 1 (January 2000).


•"'Wakamba Warriors are Soldiers of the Queen': The Evolution of the Kamba as a Martial Race, 1890-1970,"Ethnohistory, v. 46 (1999).


•"All Askaris are Family Men: Military Families in the King's African Rifles, 1918-1963," in Guardians of Empire, edited by David Killingray and David Omissi. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999.


•"'Kibra is Our Blood': The Sudanese Military Legacy in Nairobi's Kibera Location, 1902-1968,"International Journal of African Historical Studies, v. 30, n. 1 (1997).

Timothy H. Parsons - Professor of African History - Washington University in St. Louis