3 edition of Facing Mount Kenya found in the catalog.
Facing Mount Kenya
|Statement||Jomo Kenyatta ; with an introduction by B. Malinowski.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxiii, 338 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||338|
He is able to present a complete account of tribal life, while at the same time Facing Mount Kenya book the effects of new European rule over the Gikuyu and over their lands. Kenyatta next examines the educational system of the Gikuyu, and compares it to the new educational system implemented by the European missionaries. They taught how to pray with our eyes closed. His date of birth, sometime in the early to mids, is unclear, and was unclear even to him, as his parents were illiterate, and no formal birth records of Africans were kept in Kenya at that time. This book is one of a kind, capturing and documenting traditions fast disappearing. Next, Kenyatta presents the controversial subject of clitoridectomy, and discusses its use and place within the Gikuyu tribe.
Kenyatta also discusses the use of magic within the Gikuyu nation, and the power or medicine men, or healers. Sexual relations are explained in detail, Facing Mount Kenya book are marriage ceremonies and rites of passage. If not, chances are then that you have not come across the translated Kiswahili version — Naushangilia Mlima wa Kenya. The author, proud of his African blood and ways of thought, takes the reader through a thorough and clear picture of Gikuyu life and customs, painting an almost Utopian picture of their social norms and the sophisticated codes by which all aspects of the society were governed. It is the story of Njenga Karume Njenga Karume's phenomenal rise from a charcoal burner to a business magnate has been the subject of myths over the years.
Sexual relations are explained in detail, as are marriage ceremonies and rites of passage. Though Kenyatta mostly plays the detached academic, his nationalism is clear here. This section contains words approx. He also explains that the new religions of Africa, knows as the Watch Tower Movement, is a response to such conflicts of ideas, and he discusses how the group has risen, and the consequences of their power over the people. He died on 22 August at the age of 89 years. We must all work hard, with our hands, to save ourselves from poverty, ignorance, and disease.
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Start your review of Facing Mount Kenya Write a review Jul 18, Stu rated it liked it Facing Mount Kenya is absolutely essential reading for students of Kenyan culture, and remains a fine overview of the Gikuyu Kikuyu people, Facing Mount Kenya book well as a good case study for general readers in African studies.
Before we get excited, I am not about to review either the English or Kiswahili version; I have tasked myself with the role of presenting to you the writer of the latter. It is the story of a freedom fighter and a cultural activist; the story of an astute businessman and a shrewd politician; the story of a generous family man and a philanthropist; the story of an eminent elder and a gifted storyteller.
Yet, he succeeded in business beyond anyone's wildest dreams and rose to such prominence and popularity that he became a respected politician and Cabinet Minister who interacted intimately with all the first three Presidents of independent Kenya "An interesting, informative and inspiring story of a brilliant, self-made man.
He also received elementary technical education at the same institution.
Following this, Kenyatta explains the economic structure and barter system of the Gikuyu nation, as well as the division of labor. Though Kenyatta mostly plays the detached academic, his nationalism is clear here.
An available signed copy belonging to Kibui is dated May 31, When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible. They would have to offer the African a way of life which was really superior to the one his fathers lived before, and a share in the prosperity given them by their command of science.
As a member of the Gikuyu society, Kenyatta is able to accurately describe and explain the traditions and customs of the tribe without European bias and misunderstanding. That first contact with a piece of newspaper Facing Mount Kenya book Kibui Facing Mount Kenya book seek education but it was months before he managed to join night classes that he heard were going on among the labourers where his family was now living at Oloolua.
Kenyatta spends as much time on the surgical initiation of young girls as he does on any other issue, giving short shrift to the British practice of kipande near-slavery and non-democracy in s British East Africa. Facing Mount Kenya book describes the process in detail, noting that a woman with an intact clitoris is a pariah in Gikuyu society.
Here is an outgoing personality who was born in poverty, received minimal education and then, through his own initiative, ventured into business during one of the toughest times in Kenya's colonial history.
If not, chances are then that you have not come across the translated Kiswahili version — Naushangilia Mlima wa Kenya. Facing this harsh reality is a bitter pill, but one that any student of African history and culture must swallow.
Kibui was referring to his unplanned meeting with newspapers. He then discusses the various businesses that operate within the tribe, such as ironworkers, hut-building, pottery, basket making, skin tanning, and other professions.
He is able to present a complete account of tribal life, while at the same time analyzing the effects of new European rule over the Gikuyu and over their lands. Told from an African standpoint, the book shows both the rich culture of the Gikuyu people, as well as the dangers of European influence over a population of people whose entire lives are based on social customs and religious ideas.
I came to this text seeking context, both for the East African vampire folklore investigated by Luise White and for the Mau Mau movement that is so prominent in Kenyan history.
He was the only boy in the class of 10 as the rest were adult labourers. This greatly contributed to his interest in Kikuyu culture and customs.'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.
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It was written by native Kikuyu and future Kenyan president Jomo Kenyatta.
The book's introduction was written by anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski, who mentored Kenyatta while both were at the London School of Economics.Oct 23, · 'Facing Mount Kenya' is ebook central document ebook 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 /5(6).