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Mau Mau and the Kikuyu

Author: L S B Leakey
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Routledge library editions., Anthropology and ethnography.
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This widely-acclaimed book on a troubled period of Kenyan history summarizes some of the more important Kikuyu customs, and a discussion of their break-down under the impact of European civilization. This discussion illustrates why and how the Mau Mau came into being and how the situation could be improved so that peace could once again come to Kenya.
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Leakey, L.S.B. (Louis Seymour Bazett), 1903-1972.
Mau Mau and the Kikuyu
(OCoLC)53821130
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: L S B Leakey
ISBN: 9781136531019 1136531017 9781315017310 1315017318
OCLC Number: 868229315
Notes: Originally published: London: Methuen, 1952.
Description: 1 online resource (136 pages).
Contents: Cover; Copyright page; Title page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; I The Kikuyu and Their Land; Part I The Kikuyu before the coming of the European; II Marriage Customs; III Initiation Ceremonies and Education; IV Social Organization; V Religious Beliefs; VI Magic: White and Black; VII The Coming of the European; Part II The Kikuyu Today and the Mau Mau Movement; VIII Changes in the Present Century; IX The Breakdown of Tribal Customs; X Kikuyu Political Movements; XI The Growth of Mau Mau; XII Outlook for the Future.
Series Title: Routledge library editions., Anthropology and ethnography.
Responsibility: Louis Leakey.

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