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Some Traditions of the Akamba of Kenya

Author :  Celia Nyamweru

Product Details

  • Country Kenya
  • Publisher Celia Nyamweru, Kenya
  • ISBN9798753641663
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2021
  • Bib. Info260p.
  • Product Weight350 gms.
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Written to appeal to a wide audience, this book presents both a historical and an updated picture of some important elements of Kamba culture that have been described as ‘supernatural’ or even ‘witchcraft.’ These are traditional practices and beliefs that some people know little about, while others consider them to be evil. However, for many Akamba, both in towns and in the rural areas, these beliefs are part of the reality of modern life. Kikamba has many words for them, while in English, they can be described as ‘oaths,’ ‘ordeals,’ ‘vows’ and ‘protective charms.’ The author quotes from interviews with Akamba from rural Ukambani, as well as urban residents; men and women, young and old, Christians and followers of traditional religion. She compares what she learned from them with material from published sources going back to 1860, to show that many traditional beliefs survive to the present day.

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