The River Between


Ngugi wa Thiong’o

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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


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


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


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