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Words related to Gikuyu

a Bantu language spoken in western Kenya

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And in Ngugi's case, his primary education was in a Gikuyu Independent School (1948-1955) which gave him an awareness "of colonialism as an oppressive force" and a pride in peasant culture, which itself provided an informal education in "songs, stories, proverbs, riddles" (Sicherman 1995: 12).
Whether describing Ngugi's use of Gikuyu or Sallach's conceptualization of alternatives, Allott's championing of highest expectations or Fraser's crusade for justice, La Via Campesina's model of food sovereignty or the World Social Forum's practice of participatory democracy, each effort amounts to an act of resistance that aims to challenge a perceived hegemonic situation.
As the editor of the Gikuyu language journal Mutiiri, I have published the Gikuyu translations of some of the poetry of Ariel Dorfman and Otto Rene Castillo.
Critics have usually agreed that Ngugi's early fictional works, such as Weep Not, Child (1964), The River Between (1965), and A Grain of Wheat (1967) are saturated with images, descriptions, and characters that echo a literary tradition which is essentially Western in character, whereas in his later works, such as Caitaani Mutharaba-ini (Devil on the Cross, 1980) and Matigari ma Njiruungi (Matigari, 1986), Ngugi reassesses that paradigm in order to incorporate elements and a narrative structure closer to Gikuyu oral traditions.
Believing that "The unerring white man had called the Gikuyu god the prince of darkness" (29), the African convert to Christianity "would never refrain from punishing a sin, even if this meant beating his wife.
Nicholls (English, University of Leeds) considers the evolution of the work of male Gikuyu author Ngugi wa Thiong'o in terms of the women he presents.
Turning to Ngugi, who is usually situated within a colonial/anti-colonial frame of reference, Mathuray gives force to the religious syncreticism, Gikuyu and Christian, which is evident in the work.
The Gikuyu believe in one God, Ngai, the creator and giver of all things" (127).
The Tribal Life of the Gikuyu, he dedicated it to his departed parents--Moigoi (father) and Wamboi (mother)--and "all the dispossessed youth of Africa: for perpetuation of communion with ancestral spirits through the fight for African Freedom, and in the firm faith that the dead, the living, and the unborn will unite to rebuild [read "reconstruct"] the destroyed shrines.
1994) "Gender and Politics of Control: An Overview of Images of Women in Gikuyu Narratives" in Bukenya, A.
Ar bapur ty bach, ysgrifennodd ei nofel enwog, Diafol ar y Groes, yn ei famiaith, Gikuyu.
His latter works starting with Caitaani Mutharabaini translated as Devil on the Cross (1980) were written in Gikuyu.
For a discussion of East African initiation ceremonies see: Jomo Kenyatta, Facing Mount Kenya: the Tribal Life of the Gikuyu (New York, 1965); T.
Forced into exile in 1982, he continued to write in Gikuyu as a means to give the African novel its own tradition.