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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In any case , the Kikuyu interbred extensively with other peoples , for at the turn of
the century , at least , certain Kikuyu clans claimed blood relationship with tribes
as various as the Maasai , Kamba , and Dorobo , as well as the Chagga ...
Kikuyu took precedence over their own . As their control promised to be the most
progressive station be - of the colonial legislature increased , so did their tween
the coast and the lake , ” Lugard wrote in resistance to the historical and moral ...
A great source of Kikuyu bitterness was the conviction that the tribe had been
tricked out of its land , for every foot of Kikuyu land was owned by individ - ual
tribesmen , not only the pieces for which token sums were paid but also the fallow
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