Facing Mount Kenya; the Tribal Life of Gikuyu Character Descriptions

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Jomo Kenyatta

This person is the writer and primary character of the novel who tries to preserve the tribal history of the Gikuyu.

Bronislav Malinowski

A professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics.

Ancestors

Spirits playing an important role in the life of the Gikuyu.

Mwene-Nyaga

This is the term for the God of the Gikuyu who is supposed to live on Mount Kenya.

Family Group

The mbari, which is the primary factor in the life of the Gikuyu.

Clan

This is the extended tribe of the Gikuyu.

Elders

These Gikuyu people are responsible for important aspects of life such as the rituals of land tenure, initiation, marriage, drought, and famine.

Members of the Age Grade

From the circumcision ceremony forward, members of this Gikuyu tribe do things together for life.

Gikuyu

This is the equivalent of the Christian Adam.

Moombi

This is believed to be...

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