Facing Mount Kenya

Facing Mount Kenya

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Facing Mount Kenya by Jomo Kenyatta

With an Introduction by Bronislav Malinkowski, 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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ISBN-13: 9780394702100
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1962
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 496,883
Product dimensions: 4.37(w) x 7.23(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Jomo Kenyatta, the grandson of a Kikuyu medicine man, was among the foremost leaders of African nationalism. In the 1930s he studied at the London School of Economics and took his degree in anthropology under Bronislav Malinowski.

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A masterpiece of the highest order. At a point in time, I was lacking something. I couldn't tell what it was . . . until I read this book. Now I know what I was lacking; and I lack it no more.