The River Between

by

Ngugi wa Thiong’o

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Gikuyu

The Gikuyu, also known as the Kikuyu or the Agikuyu, are the largest ethnic tribe in Kenya. In the story, both Makuyu and Kameno are Gikuyu villages, but the Gikuyu tribe also exists all across… read analysis of Gikuyu

Kiama

The Kiama is a governing council that Kabonyi forms in Kameno in order to enforce the tribe’s demand for ideological purity. read analysis of Kiama

Mumbi

The Gikuyu believe Mumbi was the first woman and the mother of the Gikuyu tribe. read analysis of Mumbi

Murungu

Murungu is the Gikuyu’s God-figure and creator. read analysis of Murungu