RESOURCES

FREE BOOK: WITH A PREHISTORIC PEOPLE - by W.S Routledge, Katherine Routledge

Since it's first appearance in 1910, this original first-edition book has been generally acclaimed as one of the major contributions to the ethnology of Africa. The works include detailed chapters on the physical appearance of the Agīkūyū, their social and domestic customs, religion, folklore, trade and warfare, together with more than a hundred valuable illustrations. Students of ethnology, anthropology and history alike, will undoubtedly welcome the reappearance of such a well known and indispensable work.

Read it online or download it HERE

 

FREE BOOK: ENGLISH - KIKUYU VOCABULARY by A.W McGregor 

First published in 1904 by the C.M.S missionaries, this book is a great resource for those who are researching on the Agīkūyū vocabulary and language.

Read it online or download it HERE

 

FREE BOOK: TRANSFORMATION OF KIKUYU TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE by Joseph Kamenju

This PhD thesis that was presented at the Oslo school of Architecture and Design on 15th August 2013 is now available for our readers.  Written by an avid researcher of the Agīkūyū history, culture and heritage who is also a professor of architecture at the University of Nairobi, this book takes us on a journey into the Agīkūyū  way of life from a traditional architecture point of view.

Read it online or download it HERE

 

FREE BOOK: KIKUYU LAND TENURE AND INHERITANCE by Ruffell Barlow

First published in 1932, this small book gives us a glimpse into the how the Agīkūyū dealt with land in pre-colonial times.

Read it online or download it HERE

 

Helpful links 

BLOG: GĪKŪYŪ CENTRE FOR CULTURAL STUDIES

This website is a great resource for those who are interested in Agīkūyū cultural  research and documentation.

Visit their website HERE

 

FILMS: MAITHE MAITŪ

Watch great short stories from elders and other knowledgeable people on Agīkūyū history, culture and heritage.

You can visit MAITHE MAITŪ page HERE

 

PODCASTS: MATIRĪ NGEMI 

This is a biweekly podcast that helps people learn about the Agīkūyū culture, history and heritage in English, and in a fun light-hearted way. 

Listen to this amazing podcast series HERE 

 

 

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