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Facing Mount Kenya

Author : Jomo Kenyatta
ISBN : 1846555523
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Besides its continuing value for an understanding of the problems of Kenya, IFacing Mount Kenya/I has an enduring place in the literature of social anthropology. As Professor Malinowski wrote in his introduction, it 'is a really competent and instructive contribution to African ethnography by a scholar of pure African parentage... As a first-hand account of a representative African culture, as an invaluable document in the principles underlying culture-contact and change; last, but not least, as a personal statement of the new outlook of a progressive African, this book will rank as a pioneering achievement of outstanding merit'.I/I

Facing Mount Kenya

Author : Jomo Kenyatta
ISBN : UOM:39015025543615
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An eminent scholar and nationalistic leader presents a study of African tribal life as represented in his own Kikuyu society
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Facing Mount Kenya

Author : Jomo Kenyatta
ISBN : UOM:39015025543615
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An eminent scholar and nationalistic leader presents a study of African tribal life as represented in his own Kikuyu society
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A Bishop Facing Mount Kenya

Author : Obadiah Kariuki
ISBN : UVA:X001276831
Genre : Anglican Communion
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Nairobi Heat

Author : Mukoma wa Ngugi
ISBN : 9780143027065
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Soon enough I found myself outside the airport in what felt like a market - a wall of people shouting and heckling, selling newspapers, phone cards, even boiled eggs. But it wasn't the people that stopped me in my tracks, it was the heat. The heat made New Orleans on a hot summer day feel like spring. Humid, thick and salty to taste, that was Nairobi heat. When a beautiful blonde girl is found murdered on thh porch of an African university professor in a small town in Wisconsin, USA, hard-working detective Ishmael Fofona knows immediately that it will be the news event of the year. What he cannot know however is that the discovery of the dead girl will change his life forever and that barely seventy-two hours after being called to the scene he will find himself on African soil, hunting for clues in a case that seemingly makes no sense. Why would Joshua Hakizimana - hero of the Rwandan genocide, a man who had saved hundreds of people from the machetes of genocidaires - kill a random white girl and then dump her body outside his house? The answers, it would seem, lie in Africa. And there is only one way to get at them.
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The Ecology Of The Alpine Zone Of Mount Kenya

Author : M.J. Coe
ISBN : 9789401178310
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For centuries the peak of Mount Kenya has held a magical and religious significance for the Bantu and Nilohamitic peoples around its base. The Kikuyu live around the Eastern and Southern bound aries and the closely related Uembu and Umeru on the S.E. and N.E. respectively. Early in this century the Masai lived to the N.W. and North, but after continual warfare between them and their neighbours, the European administrators of that time moved them to a special reserve to the South, which accounts at the present day for the retention in the Masai language of many words that refer to Mount Kenya. Kikuyu folk-lore tells how, when the earth was formed, a man named Mogai made a great mountain, Kere-Nyaga. The fine white powder (snow) covering the peak, which they called ira, was said to be the bed of Ngai (God), and during male and female circumcision ceremonies a white powder was placed on the wound, and the ini tiates were told that this material had been brought from the summit of the mountain. In fact all important tribal ceremonies were, and in many cases still are conducted facing the mountain. Such occasions include marriage and sacrifice when, in time of hardship, Ngai's aid is called upon (CAGNOLO 1933, KENYATTA 1938, CRIRA 1959).
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Bodies Politics And African Healing

Author : Stacey A. Langwick
ISBN : 9780253001962
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This subtle and powerful ethnography examines African healing and its relationship to medical science. Stacey A. Langwick investigates the practices of healers in Tanzania who confront the most intractable illnesses in the region, including AIDS and malaria. She reveals how healers generate new therapies and shape the bodies of their patients as they address devils and parasites, anti-witchcraft medicine, and child immunization. Transcending the dualisms between tradition and science, culture and nature, belief and knowledge, Langwick tells a new story about the materiality of healing and postcolonial politics. This important work bridges postcolonial theory, science, public health, and anthropology.
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Mau Mau And Kenya

Author : Wunyabari O. Maloba
ISBN : 0852557450
Genre : Kenya
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This work introduces the Mau Mau movement and its part in Kenya's nationalism and independence.
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