The Tree where Man was Born
In this classic volume, Matthiessen exquisitely combines both nature and travel writing to bring East Africa to vivid life. He skillfully portrays the daily lives of herdsmen and hunter-gatherers; the drama of the predator kills; the hundreds of exotic animals; the breathtaking landscapes; and the area's turbulent natural, political, and social histories.
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10 Jomo Kenyatta ' s Facing Mt . Kenya , written in the 1930 ' s , is essential to an
understanding of the conflicts that were to give rise to the Mau - Mau Rebellion ,
1952 – 1956 ; though never a terrorist himself , Kenyatta spent seven years in a ...
... Facing Mt . Kenya ( Kenyatta ) , 37 Ficus Sycamorus , 154 Fig trees , 109 , 112 ,
121 Finch , plague , see Quelea Finch ... 53 , 54 , 61 , 114 , 115 , 161 Kampala ,
Uganda , 32 , 33 Kamunyere , Feragoni , 108 Kanjera , Kenya , 86 Karomojong ...
... Sudan , 28 , 32 , 38 Nok culture , 23 North Horr ( oasis ) , 58 Northern
Rhodesia , see Zambia Nubian Desert , 23 Nuer , 22 , 26 , 27 , 114 Nuts ,
borassus palm , 58 Nyamahanga , Corporal , 119 Nyerere , Julius , 215 Nyeri ,
Kenya , 50 148 ...
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