Facing Mount Kenya: the tribal life of the Gikuyu

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Vintage Books, 1965 - Biography & Autobiography - 326 pages
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'Facing Mount Kenya' is a central document of the highest distinction in anthropological literature, an invaluable key to the structure of African society and the nature of the African mind. 'Facing Mount Kenya' is not only a formal study of life and death, work and play, sex and the family in one of the greatest tribes of contemporary Africa, but a work of considerable literary merit. The very sight and sound of Kikuyu tribal life presented here are at once comprehensive and intimate, and as precise as they are compassionate.

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User Review  - Michal Huniewicz - Goodreads

This is a very important book historically - African story told by an African rather than a Westerner. I was hoping it would be "Pan-Kenyan", but Kenyatta only deals with his tribe - the Kikuyu ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Smith - Goodreads

It's a lie - I didn't finish reading this book. Will now admit that I'm not likely to, unless it's the only book available in the departure lounge and the flight has been delayed for three days. Sorry ... Read full review


Tribal Origin and Kinship System
The Gikuyu System of Land Tenure
Economic Life

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