Akamba (Heritage Library of African Peoples)

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9780823917686: Akamba (Heritage Library of African Peoples)

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Fifty-six newly released titles that provide a fascinating portrait of the many peoples that inhabit Africa. These books have natural curriculum tie-ins with multiculturalism, geography, and social studies.

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About the Author:

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza is Professor of African Studies and History, Pennsylvania State University. Philip J. McConnaughay is Dean of Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University.

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Gr 7 Up--These series entries look at two important groups concentrated in Kenya, and present social and cultural aspects of the Agikuyu and the Akamba communities in ways that make them accessible to Western readers. Clear, concise descriptions of marriage customs, initiation rites, clan and age structure, religious beliefs, and life under British colonialism are supplied. Also included are excerpts from prayers, proverbs, and folktales. These two titles provide readers with a fascinating view of cultures that they would normally not see. They are illustrated with historical and current full-color and black-and-white photographs.

Carol Jones Collins, Montclair Kimberley Academy, NJ

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