Child of Two Worlds: A Kikuyu's Story

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Praeger, 1964 - 216 pages
This is the autobiography of one of the Kikuyu people who left his home on the Kikuyu Reserve in Kenya when he was a teenager to seek an education in the white man's world. He describes the life of his people--their religion, their marriage customs and domestic problems, their burial habits, how "sorcerers" are dealt with, the Kikuyu oaths (from which the famous Mau Mau oaths were adapted), the rituals of the second birth and of circumcision, and the importance of the Kikuyu age-groups.

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Contents

MY PEOPLE THE KIKUYU
1
SQUATTER CHILDHOOD
9
YOUTH IN THE HIGHLANDS
27
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