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Tales from Mount Kenya

Ngumbu Njururi

Tales from Mount Kenya

by Ngumbu Njururi

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Published by Transafrica Pub. Ltd. in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementNgumbu Njururi.
The Physical Object
Pagination114p.
Number of Pages114
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19941929M

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Genre/Form: Folklore: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Njururi, Ngumbu, Tales from Mount Kenya. Nairobi: Transafrica Publishers, © This is the history of the Meru people of Mount Kenya, based on their own traditions, from the earliest times through the colonial period. Many of these tales have been ritually passed down through no fewer than nineteen generations; others were remembered by those personally by: Tells the true story of how Felice Benuzzi an Italian Tales from Mount Kenya book of war in Kenya, decides with a couple of fellow prisoners, to escape the boredom of imprisonment by /5(12).

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