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Revisiting the roots of an African shrine: The sacred Mũgumo tree

 

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The Kenyan history is weaved with the interplay of quintessential religio-political factors. In the past, some of the most important agents were the imperialist, missionaries, scholars and the adherents of African religions and philosophy. The history of central Kenya underlines that the Colonial government, the Missionaries, the African scholars and the Gĩkũyũ elders collaborated in the forging and invention of the Gĩkũyũ identity as we know it today. In the construction of the history, the sacred Mũgumo was shrouded with religio-political power and used by the elders for social and religio-political control of the group. It was this religio-political symbiosis which was celebrated and ritualised around this traditional African shrine. Moreover, the sacred Mũgumo prepared the ground for the evangelisation in the Gĩkũyũ land and the political hegemony based on power-knowledge and control. Revisiting an African shrine through the sacred Mũgumo tree will help the readers understand the Gĩkũyũ cosmology as well as current religio-political conflicts in Kenya and look for solutions which will help the Gĩkũyũ people co-exist harmoniously with other ethnics groups in Kenya.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC90541
AuthorMatthew Muriuki Karangi
LanguageEnglish
BindingPaperback
Number of Pages336
Publishing Year2013-02-12T00:00:00.000
ISBN9783659344879
Edition1 st
Book TypeAnthropology
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
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