Tyger! Tyger! burning bright [full text]
In the forests of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

-- WILLIAM BLAKE (1757 - 1827)

We carry within us all the wonders we seek without us;
There is all Africa and her prodigies in us.

-- SIR THOMAS BROWNE (1605 - 1682)

For many Westerners the words Mau Mau encode that which is unknown and unknowable in Africa -- the dark and less desirable side of a people.

-- JEAN O'BARR (Duke University)