Bilingual Study of a Ritual Circumcision Song of the Agikuyu of Kenya Muumburo Na Maambura Ma Irua

Author: Osotsi, Njoki
Year:2002
Pages:460
ISBN:0-7734-7003-4
978-0-7734-7003-3
Price:299.95

Table of Contents

Table of contents (main headings):
Preface; Foreword
1. Introduction
2. The Ritual of Gikuyu Circumcision
3. Names of Initiation-sets
4. The Significance of Circumcision among the Agikuyu
5. Women and Gikuyu Circumcision
6. The Decline of Circumcision as an Initiation Rite
7. The Performance of Gikuyu Circumcision Song
8. The Muumburo and Irua Song
Glossary; Bibliography; Index