State of Emergency dummy with riso print


I'm pleased to announce that I will be publishing a new book next month. If you'd like to help support the production, you can pre-order a copy before April 1st. Pre-ordered books are limited to 150 copies and will include a limited edition riso print for the same price.

State of Emergency
Hardcover, 30 x 24 cm, 448 pages
Swahili and English
Self-published by Max Pinckers, 2024
Text contributions by Hans Theys, Rose Miyonga, Suhayl Omar, Wangui Kimari and Julius Kimari
Design by Rudy Latoir, Hans Theys and Max Pinckers
Printed by Cultura (Graphius), Belgium
ISBN 9789082465563

Pre-orders are accompanied by a limited edition 23 x 28 cm riso print
Edition of 150 available until April 1st
€35 + shipping

These are the steps to ensure the reservation of your copy:
1: Make the payment for a pre-order + shipping costs (see tariffs below) via Paypal or bank transfer including the statement "PRE-ORDER" as the transfer description (invoices can be made upon request).
2: Send us your shipping details and payment confirmation before April 1st to (for personal pick-ups without shipping, please contact me or Victoria).
3: Only when your payment and shipping address have been received will your book be reserved and shipped to you from the first week of April onwards.

Shipping costs:
- Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands: €7
- UK and the rest of Europe: €15
- Rest of the world: €20

Bank transfer:
De Bedoeling vzw
IBAN: BE18 7350 3512 1765
Reference: PRE-ORDER


Special collector's editions will soon also be available:
A 24 x 30 cm archival pigment print presented with a copy of the book in a custom-made acid-free archival storage box.
Edition of 40 + 5 AP, €500 + shipping
For more information please contact us.

Thank you for your trust and support!


State of Emergency - Harakati za Mau Mau kwa Haki, Usawa na Ardhi Yetu is an ongoing documentary project in collaboration with Mau Mau war veterans and Kenyans who survived colonial atrocities. In the form of in-person reenactments, or 'demonstrations', together they (re)visualise the fight for independence from British colonial rule in the 1950s, manifesting their past experiences in the present with a future audience in mind. With most of the colonial archives deliberately destroyed, hidden or manipulated, this project attempts to shine a light on this history’s blind spots by creating new ‘imagined records’ that fill in the missing gaps of historical archives. State of Emergency interweaves fragmentary colonial archives, photographs of architectural and symbolic remnants from the past, mass grave sites, demonstrations and the testimonies of people who experienced and survived the war themselves.