Facing Mount Kenya; the Tribal Life of Gikuyu Characters

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As both the writer of the novel and a primary character in the novel, Kenyatta is the voice that gives all information contained within the novel. Writing of his own personal experiences within the Gikuyu tribe, as well as about customs and cultures he knows of through his upbringing in the tribe, Kenyatta provides readers with a complete and entertaining view into the culture of the Gikuyu tribe. He is a passionate man, well educated, and one who believes strongly in keeping the culture of the Gikuyu alive, even while attempting to help the tribe to move forward into the new world of progress and industrialization. Kenyatta sees the validity in helping the Gikuyu forward, but also wishes to help the tribe retain their origins, their customs, and their lives as free men and women of Africa. It is clear through his writing that he feels...

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