Jomo Kenyatta

Jomo Kenyatta was a Kenyan anti-colonial activist and politician who played a significant role in Kenya's struggle for independence. He served as the country's first Prime Minister from 1963 to 1964 and then as President from 1964 until his death in 1978. Kenyatta was also an author and anthropologist, known for his book 'Facing Mount Kenya,' which describes Kikuyu society, traditions, and the impact of European colonization.


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  1. 1. Facing Mount Kenya

    "Facing Mount Kenya" is a comprehensive study of the Kikuyu people, their history, culture, and traditions, written by Jomo Kenyatta, a prominent figure in Kenya's struggle for independence. The book explores various aspects of Kikuyu society, including their political organization, economic activities, social structure, and religious beliefs. Kenyatta's work provides valuable insights into the Kikuyu way of life and offers a critical analysis of the impact of colonialism on their society.

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