The Mugwe: A Failing Prophet

1st Edition

B. Bernardi

Published August 22, 2018
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9781138489189 - CAT# K349794
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century


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Originally published in 1959 this volume studies the ritual office of the Mugwe which was of great social significance among the Meru of the Central Province of Kenya and analyses the social changes and decline of the Mugwe which came about in the second half of the twentieth century. Until this book was published there was no published literature on the Mugwe - one of the most basic and firmly established elements of the old structure of Meru social life.

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