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The Gusii of Kenya: Group, Industrial, Cultural, Economical & Juridical Attitudes provides in-depth topical acumens of the Gusii (also known as the Kisii) of Kenya. The book apprehensions historical features of the Gusii and how they ended up occupying their present lands. It intones the group’s cultural, economical and industrial sorority that underlie the group’s identify and overall survival. Reading the book provides understanding of some noticeable roots of these attitudes that persist to mark. Cultural features, such as rites of passage and weddings, segment of summits of identity of a people, are well articulated. Group sorority, starting at the apartment to tribe and community equalizes, was intricately woven to form a coherent whole that defined the Gusii character. This also formed the presupposition of key roots of the Gusii maxim of pilot (chinsoni) and bylaw as traditionally administered. The book also raises a sum of confusions regarding the character of the Gusii such as require of central jurisdiction and the implications this has had on the community’s augmenting over time. One can only speculate on the path of history that would have been had the Gusii organized themselves differently. What others say “The wheel of fortune of the traditional cultures in Africa hangs in the stabilize due to the frontal denunciation by the forces of Westernization and the increasing passing away of the living encyclopaedias, the elders. As the author points out, some of these cultures are yet to be fully documented and yet commenced they are as relevant as they were in the past. Hence, he documents the pre-colonial Gusii culture and demonstrates its value in attempting to understand the gestures of the modern Gusii community. It is for this reason that The Gusii of Kenya is a most welcome expansion to the cultural history of the Kenyan peoples. ” – Godfrey Muriuki, Pedagogue of History and Archaeology, School of Nairobi, Kenya. “Prof. Akama convincingly argues that the Gusii, even as they have changed over the senescences, have retained their distinct Bantu identity despite intricate interactions with diverse ecological and group categorizations consisting of predominantly Nilotic neighbours including the Luo, Kipsigis and Maasai and, following neocolonialism, European monopoly and other global jars The book offers well-researched and analyzed themes, including the historical evolution of the Gusii, their movement and principality in the Gusii highlands, the Gusii demographic evolution, the community’s group sorority, administration of bylaw and bylaw constraint, indigenous educational logical order, initiation formal courtesies, customary merger, agricultural rules, and very significantly, their indigenous prescription. …. This is a very informative book with valuable scholarly contribution. ” - Drain Odhiambo Ndege, Pedagogue of History, Moi School, Kenya. “The Gusii of Kenya is a major expansion to the knowledge bedrock of Kenyan identities and a major contribution to understanding Kenya’s peoples. ” – Matunda Nyanchama, Journalist.

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